REGULATION WITHOUT REPRESENTATION
NSW Live Music Policy 1992–2008
Keywords:music industry, regulation, infrastructure, performance
This article is an investigation into the abolition of the PoPE licence in NSW, an investigation which necessarily calls on previous work by Bruce Johnson, Shane Homan and other key figures in the Australian music studies landscape. It also follows on from a growing body of work (including Cloonan’s article in the last issue that is considering the considerable role played by legislation and regulation in the contemporary music industry. Despite this, Panichi points out that in general popular music scholarship has not spent enough time in this area and the intersecting ideas of agency, infrastructure, performance and consumption that emerge in this study reinforce this message.
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