ECIPE - Korea Project Discussion Series on Cultural Industries
What kind of future is there for Europe’s cultural industries? Seeking to answer this question, the ECIPE-Korea Project on Cultural Industries is organizing a series of discussions on the economic and business aspects of culture.
The second part of this discussion series will focus on the music industry, its deep exposure to digitization, and the way the associated changes have been addressed on a policy level. Some singers and record labels have perceived of these changes as friendly opportunities, while others have treated them as hostile foes. Developments within the Japanese and Korean music industries provide important lessons on the true impact of digitization in the music industry since these two countries have followed contrasting policy strategies in response. From a broader perspective, we will also focus on how technology changed the paths of the British and French music industries The studies will highlight these differences in detail, offering useful insights for Europe in order to promote its own music industries.
The ECIPE-Korea Project seeks to compare the cultural industries in Europe and East Asia in order to provide interesting lessons on the most effective ways in which to promote culture and enhance the competitiveness of these industries. The format for the three seminars will consist of the Korea Project’s members presenting their studies and identifying their relevance for the current debates on the future direction of cultural industries in Europe. Following this, participants will be invited to share their views in an informal setting designed to encourage open and free discussion. Although the studies presented adopt a business and economic approach, their ultimate goal is to enhance true “culture friendly” policies to achieve real cultural diversity in Europe.