Arts and the Market: Volume 7 Issue 2


Table of contents - Special Issue: Music, culture and heritage

Guest Editors: Sharon Schembri, A. Fuat Firat

Representations of rural England in contemporary folk song

Heather Skinner

The purpose of this paper is to explore aural representation of the countryside and English rurality through the contemporary cultural product of folk song.

Second wave true Norwegian black metal: an ideologically evil music scene?

Jason Wallin, Jeffrey Podoshen, Vivek Venkatesh

The second wave (true Norwegian) black metal music scene has garnered attention for its ostensible negative impact upon contemporary consumption. Producers and consumers of the…


Cultural memory and the heritagisation of a music consumption community

Daragh O’Reilly, Kathy Doherty, Elizabeth Carnegie, Gretchen Larsen

The purpose of this paper is to explore how music consumption communities remember their past. Specifically, the paper reports on the role of heritage in constructing the cultural…


Digital consumers as cultural curators: the irony of Vaporwave

Sharon Schembri, Jac Tichbon

The purpose of this paper is to address the question of cultural production, consumption and intermediation in the context of digital music.


Tracing the color line in the American music market and its effect on contemporary music marketing

Paul G. Barretta

The purpose of this paper is to provide an in-depth consideration of the color line in the US music market, much deeper treatment than that of a superficial social construct.

Vinyl tourism: records as souvenirs of underground musical landscapes

Tyler Sonnichsen

This paper discusses how vinyl records become souvenirs of musical tourism. The record-as-souvenir dynamic is particularly relevant in the discussion about punk culture in cities…

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