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Patrons, Curators, Inventors and Thieves

The Storytelling Contest of the Cultural Industries in the Digital Age

Authors: Wheeldon, Jonathan

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Jonathan Wheeldon offers a rare and unusually reflective insider account of the transformational challenges of the music industry, and the cultural industries in general, over the past 15 years. He also makes a potentially valuable contribution to loosening the industrial-political deadlock in the debate over copyright reform.

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Jonathan Wheeldon is a Chartered Accountant and Visiting Fellow at Henley Business School. He spent ten years at Universal Music in senior positions in New York, Madrid, Los Angeles and London. He has served as Group Finance Director of Andrew Lloyd Webber's Really Useful Group where he financed the $70 million Oscar-nominated movie The Phantom of the Opera. He was Senior Vice President of Corporate Development at EMI Group leading up to its sale to private equity in 2007, and most recently he has served as Executive Director and Chief Financial Officer of Macmillan Publishers.

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'A superb book. This is one of the best analytical accounts by an insider of the cultural industries. Actually no: one of the best analytical accounts by ANYONE of the cultural industries.' - David Hesmondhalgh, Professor of Media and Music Industries, Institute of Communications Studies, University of Leeds

'For anyone on the front line of the on-going debates around copyright this hugely insightful book is an essential guide. It is at once a memoir showing how we got here, an atlas showing us where we are, and a lexicon telling us what our words and discourse really mean.' - Richard Mollet, Chief Executive, the Publishers Association, and former Director of Public Affairs, the BPI

'In this important and beautifully written book, an industry insider brings experience and research to bear on understanding corporations in the age of digitization. Wheeldon's understanding is itself cultural, and his lessons have wide application for how we manage and consume cultural products in future.' - Martin Parker, Professor of Culture and Organization, School of Management, University of Leicester


Table of contents (16 chapters)

Table of contents (16 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Patrons, Curators, Inventors and Thieves
Book Subtitle
The Storytelling Contest of the Cultural Industries in the Digital Age
Authors
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-30667-7
DOI
10.1057/9780230306677
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-24943-1
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-32077-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 265
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