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Musicians, Work and the Music Industries: 3 introductory seminars with Professor Martin Cloonan 5 ECTS
Period I Period II Period II Period IV
Language of instruction
Type or level of studies
Intermediate studies
Course unit descriptions in the curriculum
Cultural History
School of History, Cultural Research and Art Studies

Learning outcomes

The course offers students the opportunity to consider what factors affect the working conditions of musicians. Students will be encouraged to actively participate in the seminars and to share their own experiences.

General description

In this three seminar course Professor Cloonan examines the working practices of musicians and theorises the industries they work in. Each seminar will examine a different aspect of working in the Music Industries offering critical insight in to the issues involved.  The seminar topics are as follows:

1. Studying the Music Industries Historically

2.  Case Studies: Elvis Presley and The Beatle as workers

3. Issues: The recording industry and technology

Teacher responsible

Martin Cloonan


14-Feb-2017 – 16-Feb-2017
Lectures 6 h
Tue 14-Feb-2017 at 14.00-16.00, Jäntere E121
Wed 15-Feb-2017 at 14.00-16.00, Minerva, E221 Taidehistorian seminaarisali
Thu 16-Feb-2017 at 14.00-16.00, Jäntere E121



Evaluation criteria

One 1500 word essay: “What are the most important factors affecting musicians as workers? Answer with reference to at least three examples”.

Please email essay to Martin Cloonan (martin.cloonan@glasgow.ac.uk). Dead line for essays; March 19.

Study materials

Selected readings will be provided in advance to registered participants. A separate reading list will also be circulated via moodle. Students should familiarise themselves  as much reading as possible with before and during the course.

Further information

Participants to the course need to register in advance by e-mail to Paavo Oinonen (paavo.oinonen@utu.fi) to obtain the course materials. Please notice! Maximum amounts of students is 20.

The course is suitable for students at both undergraduate and postgraduate level and is open to all students from the University of Turku and Åbo Akademi.

Each student is adviced to contact her/his own supervisor for the placement of this course in their personal study plan (HOPS).