Title

Alive and Gigging: An exploration of the role of the live music environment in the Perth indie pop/rock music industry

Document Type

Conference Proceeding

Publisher

International Association for the Study of Popular Music

Place of Publication

Melbourne, Victoria

RAS ID

13710

Comments

Originally published as: Ballico, C. (2011). Alive and Gigging: An exploration of the role of the live music environment in the Perth indie pop/rock music industry. In Instruments of Change: IASPM Australia- New Zealand Conference Proceedings. (pp. 9 -14). Melbourne, Australia: Monash University. Original paper available here

Abstract

This paper discusses the role of the live music environment in the development and sustaining of local music industries. In particular, it focuses on the experience of the members of the original indie pop/rock music industry in Perth, Western Australia. This analysis is contextualised within the frameworks of the music 'scene', the music 'community' and how this 'community' facilitates networks of learning which result in a 'community of practice'. Changes due to business decisions and cultural renewal are also analysed in light of how they have influenced the functioning of the local live music industry.