Date of Completion
Honors College Thesis
Type of Thesis
Honors College, College of Arts and Science Honors
Music, Capitalism, Professional, Amateur, Burlington, Vermont
The relationship between art and economics is complicated and difficult to pin down. Musicians of all levels of skill are often faced with a difficult question of when their playing becomes a career or when they are a "professional" musician. In an attempt to address these dynamics, this thesis integrates ethnography with economic theory to tease apart the factors and communities that surround them. It analyses interviews with local musicians, booking agents, and label executives through a lens of Marxist and post-Marxist philosophy to understand how art and capitalism interact.
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Sullivan, Adam, "Professionalism of Performing Musicians in Burlington, Vermont" (2016). UVM Honors College Senior Theses. 119.