Disruption as Contingency: Music, Blockchain, Wtf?

Lovett, Matthew (2018) Disruption as Contingency: Music, Blockchain, Wtf? In: Innovation In Music: performance, production, technology and business. Routledge. (In Press)

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Abstract

The “disruptive” effect of emergent technologies has come to signify the promise of a better world, fuelled by unforeseen efficiencies in production and business; thus, the digital strategist Don Tapscott’s enthusiasm that blockchain, a quintessentially disruptive technology, will “make it rain” (Tapscott, 2016) for musical creatives, by increasing revenue from digital content. This chapter will draw on Joshua Gans’ The Disruption Dilemma, which discusses disruption in terms of market ecosystems, and After Finitude, where Quentin Meillassoux formulates a new paradigm for addressing the contingency that underpins human knowledge, and thereby offers a reconfiguration of disruption as a fundamentally contingent force.

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: M Music and Books on Music > M Music
Divisions: Schools and Research Institutes > School of Media > Music and Media
Research Priority Areas: Being Human - Past, Present & Future
Creative Practice as Research
Depositing User: Matthew Lovett
Date Deposited: 20 Jul 2018 09:56
Last Modified: 22 Jul 2018 06:24
URI: http://eprints.glos.ac.uk/id/eprint/5780

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