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David Arditi on the Ideology of the Music Business

Season 1, Ep. 564

In this episode, David Arditi, Associate Professor of Sociology and Director of the Center for Theory at the University of Texas at Arlington, discusses his new book, "Getting Signed: Record Contracts, Musicians, and Power in Society," which will be published by Palgrave Macmillan. Arditi begins by describing the experience of the music business from the perspective of a musician. How explains how the idea of "getting signed" functions ideologically to compel musicians to pursue record contracts, even when they are not in the best interests of the musician. He also explains how audio streaming has changed the music business. Arditi is on Twitter at @david_arditi.

This episode was hosted by Brian L. Frye, Spears-Gilbert Associate Professor of Law at the University of Kentucky College of Law. Frye is on Twitter at @brianlfrye.

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