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Northern comfort: Geographical scale, locality and the evolution of networks in the Finnish metal music genre

Makkonen, T and Makkonen, T (2015) Northern comfort: Geographical scale, locality and the evolution of networks in the Finnish metal music genre Area, 47 (3). pp. 334-340.

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Abstract

© 2015 Royal Geographical Society. There is a limited geographical literature on the evolution of networks in distinct music genres. This gap is addressed here through an analysis of empirical evidence on the Finnish metal music genre, specifically utilising a questionnaire survey of Finnish metal music bands. The results show that, in terms of networking, local buzz is more important for bands that reside in large cities compared with those from small localities. However, even small towns can host creative teams, as the bands in smaller (peripheral) localities network through extra-local (global) pipelines. Consequently, extra-local networks are at least as important as local ones for this music genre to thrive in a particular location. In addition, record deals are more important than geographical scales in explaining variances in networking within the genre. Thus, contrary to the recent literature underlining the role of geographical proximity in the creative industries, locality and geographical scale do not play such a significant role in the evolution of networks in the Finnish metal music genre.

Item Type: Article
Divisions : Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences > School of Hospitality and Tourism Management
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AuthorsEmailORCID
Makkonen, TUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Makkonen, TUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Date : 24 June 2015
Identification Number : 10.1111/area.12204
Additional Information : This is the peer reviewed version of the following article: Makkonen T, Makkonen T, Northern comfort: Geographical scale, locality and the evolution of networks in the Finnish metal music genre, which has been published in final form at http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/area.12204. This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with Wiley Terms and Conditions for Self-Archiving.
Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 14 Oct 2015 12:37
Last Modified : 14 Oct 2015 12:37
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/808867

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