Music market module. Globalisation (cultural and social). Hybridisation in folkethno music especially in developing countries.

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The world economy in general and the national economies in particular, in twenty first century, are more or less dominated by post-industrial knowledge-based exchanges. Primary production or manufacturing is becoming decreasingly important sectors of the postmodern economy…

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The dynamics and complexities of the relationships between culture, creative industries and the political and economic development of societies have gained the attention of theorists and researchers from the mid-twentieth century itself. The post World War II world saw the mainstreaming of studies on cultural and creative industries as it was an absolute necessity to explore and grasp the changing nature of politics and economics in both the developed and developing countries.
The end of the cold war marked the beginning of a 'cultural turn' in the globalized world. The worldwide dissemination of the values and attitudes of the West in general and the United States of America in particular has been the focus of attention for not only academicians but also for ordinary people from across the world. There have been intense debates over the impact of globalization and the consequent transformations in the realm of culture from a number of conflicting standpoints. The idea of cultural imperialism has been particularly influential in the understanding of the profound transformations that are taking place in the sphere of culture. Regardless of the difference among these contesting perspectives on the characterization of this cultural turn, there exists a consensus on the incredible role of global music industry as carrier of the unprecedented changes pertinent to culture at both global and local levels. ...
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