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Creative Industries

Contracts between Art and Commerce

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$37.50 • £30.95 • €34.00

ISBN 9780674008083

Publication Date: 04/30/2002


464 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches


  • Preface
  • Introduction: Economic Properties of Creative Activities
  • I. Supplying Simple Creative Goods
    • 1. Artists as Apprentices
    • 2. Artists, Dealers, and Deals
    • 3. Artist and Gatekeeper: Trade Books, Popular Records, and Classical Music
    • 4. Artists, Starving and Well-Fed
  • II. Supplying Complex Creative Goods
    • 5. The Hollywood Studios Disintegrate
    • 6. Contracts for Creative Products: Films and Plays
    • 7. Guilds, Unions, and Faulty Contracts
    • 8. The Nurture of Ten-Ton Turkeys
    • 9. Creative Products Go to Market: Books and Records
    • 10. Creative Products Go to Market: Films
  • III. Demand for Creative Goods
    • 11. Buffs, Buzz, and Educated Tastes
    • 12. Consumers, Critics, and Certifiers
    • 13. Innovation, Fads, and Fashions
  • IV. Cost Conundrums
    • 14. Covering High Fixed Costs
    • 15. Donor-Supported Nonprofit Organizations in the Performing Arts
    • 16. Cost Disease and Its Analgesics
  • V. The Test of Time
    • 17. Durable Creative Goods: Rents Pursued through Time and Space
    • 18. Payola
    • 19. Organizing to Collect Rents: Music Copyrights
    • 20. Entertainment Conglomerates and the Quest for Rents
    • 21. Filtering and Storing Durable Creative Goods: Visual Arts
    • 22. New versus Old Art: Boulez Meets Beethoven
  • Epilogue
  • Notes
  • Index

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