Artistic-professional strategies in the music sector. The case of the jazz scene in Barcelona

Author/s Marta Casals Balaguer
Publishing Year 2020 Issue 2020/157 Language English
Pages 19 P. 145-163 File size 267 KB
DOI 10.3280/SL2020-157008
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This article aims to analyse the strategies that jazz musicians in Barcelona adopt to develop their artistic careers. It focuses on studying three main areas that influ-ence the construction of their artistic-professional strategies: a) the administrative dimension, characterized mainly by management and promotion tasks; b) the artistic-creative dimension, which includes the construction of artistic identity and the creation of works of art; and c) the social dimension within the collective, which groups together strategies related to the dynamics of cooperation and col-laboration between the circle of musicians. The applied methodology came from a qualitative perspective, and the main research methods were semi-structured inter-views conducted with active professional musicians in Barcelona and from partic-ipant observation.

Keywords: Artistic work, musicians, jazz, Barcelona

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Marta Casals Balaguer, Artistic-professional strategies in the music sector. The case of the jazz scene in Barcelona in "SOCIOLOGIA DEL LAVORO " 157/2020, pp 145-163, DOI: 10.3280/SL2020-157008