Hitting the right note? the New Deal for musicians

Cloonan, M. (2002) Hitting the right note? the New Deal for musicians. Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 54(1), pp. 51-66. (doi: 10.1080/13636820200200187)

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This article examines the introduction of a unique vocational training programme: the New Deal For Musicians (NDFM). It traces the development of the scheme by examining the increasingly close relationship between the music industry and the British political establishment. It is argued that only by understanding the development of this relationship can the NDFM be explained. The articles explains how popular music, an art form which is frequently portrayed as above all a commercial, free market form has come to rely on state support from a Labour government that has elsewhere eschewed the interventionist approach of its predecessors. The conclusion offers some explanations for this apparently paradoxical situation.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Cloonan, Professor Martin
Authors: Cloonan, M.
Subjects:J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN101 Great Britain
L Education > LC Special aspects of education
M Music and Books on Music > ML Literature of music
College/School:College of Arts > School of Culture and Creative Arts > Music
Journal Name:Journal of Vocational Education and Training
ISSN (Online):1747-5090

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