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MARKET RESEARCH AND POLICY REPORTS FOR THE MUSIC BUSINESS ON KEY EU MARKETS

 

WORLD MUSIC: VALUE CHAIN, ACTORS, IMPACT IN TERMS OF LOCAL DEVELOPMENT (33p, 2004)

SUMMARY

"World Music" is a difficult term to define, and its economic weight in the music economy is hard to assess. Existing studies are almost non existent. However it is also acknowledged that world music may significantly contribute to the sustainable development of local economies.

This document presents a detailed state of play. Based on interviews with key actors in the field (producers, distributors, labels, international organisations) it assesses its economical weight, describes the different actors along the value chain, presents the existing barriers for its development, and suggests areas for further policy action. It also includes two case studies: Senegal and Brazil.

CONTENT

I. An assessment of the importance of world music in the music sector

1.Value along the value chain
2.Volume
3.Structure of the sector and description of main players

II. Impact of world music successes on local markets

1.Typology of identified effects
2. Barriers to the development of a local music sector
3. The conditions for a better development

III. Case Study 1: Senegal

III. Case Study 2: Brazil