- Part 1 - Music: A Fruit Fly Industry
- Part 2 - How Music Can Transform America's Cities
- Part 3 - Why Place Matters To Music & Music Matters To Place
Music & The Creative Class Resources:
- The book that started it all: The Rise of the Creative Class: And How It's Transforming Work, Leisure, Community and Everyday Life
- Richard Florida's latest book: Who's Your City?: How the Creative Economy Is Making Where to Live the Most Important Decision of Your Life
- The Creative Class blog.
- Flatteringly, Richard Florida has re-posted all three parts of Hypebot's Music & The Creative Class series on his blog. (Thank-you!) The comments are worth reading, as well.
- Music & the Entertainment Economy - A new project by Richard Florida and The Martin Prosperity Institute of The Rothman School Of Management at the University Of Toronto. Here is how they describe the project:
"While much attention is paid to high-tech industries, we believe the study of entertainment industries also provides insight into what make the idea-driven creative economy tick. This project includes an effort to develop data and research on the organization and geography of the music business in the 20th and 21st centuries. The end result will be a scholarly examination of the economic, geographic, and social history of popular music."
- Several fascinating papers are already posted including "That’s Entertainment: Scale and Scope Economies in the Location and Clustering of the Entertainment Economy".
- The Music & The Entertainment Economy blog.
- BBC Interview: Richard Florida says the seeds of Detroit’s rebirth lie in understanding how it has generated great musicians like Stevie Wonder and the MC5 (at 11 minutes) and talks about what innovative start-ups can learn from innovative bands (at 20 minutes).