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Players' work timeA history of the British Musicians' Union, 1893â2013$
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Martin Cloonan and John Williamson

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9781784991326

Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: May 2017

DOI: 10.7228/manchester/9781784991326.001.0001

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Introduction

Introduction

Chapter:
Introduction
Source:
Players' work time
Author(s):

John Williamson

Martin Cloonan

Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:10.7228/manchester/9781784991326.003.0001

The book begins with reflections on the Musicians’ Union 2015 conference and the some of the perennial themes which such events have addressed. It then outlines the sources used for the book including previous literature, archives and interviews. The book’s theoretical paradigm – that musicians are best thought of as particular sorts of workers is then outlined. We then address a number of key themes which recur in the book including technology, the music industries, musical tastes, competition and gender.

Keywords:   Musicians’ Union, Sources, Methods, Musicians As Workers, Technology, The Music Industries, Musical taste, Competition, Gender

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