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Promotion anxieties: Jazz promoters within the UK scene

Medbøe, Haftor; Moir, Zack

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Definitions and roles of the promoter within the ecology of the music industries have over recent years become the subject of attention by academics working within the eld of popular music studies. It has become accepted that precise de nitions are dif cult to apply, due to both the varied understanding of the term ‘promoter’, and the diverse nature of their activities. Where the promoter is the conduit between artist and audience, the ways and means by which this is manifested vary greatly between individuals, and the professional and personal circumstances in which they operate. Rather than further attempting to provide distinct de nitions as applied to the promoter, this article aims to offer a nuanced examination of the motivations, professional networks and occupational challenges that contribute to the self-perceptions of ve promoters working in the context of a local jazz scene within an undisclosed city in the United Kingdom.

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Medbøe, H., & Moir, Z. (2017). Promotion anxieties: Jazz promoters within the UK scene. Jazz Research Journal, 11(1), 7-27. https://doi.org/10.1558/jazz.32504

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Jun 1, 2017
Online Publication Date Jun 15, 2017
Publication Date Aug 1, 2017
Deposit Date Aug 29, 2017
Publicly Available Date Jun 16, 2019
Journal Jazz Research Journal
Print ISSN 1753-8637
Electronic ISSN 1753-8645
Publisher Equinox Publishing
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 11
Issue 1
Pages 7-27
DOI https://doi.org/10.1558/jazz.32504
Keywords ecology, jazz, promoters, scene
Public URL http://researchrepository.napier.ac.uk/Output/980530
Contract Date Sep 25, 2017

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