Much of global popular music and its associated economy emanates from UK/US and the wider Europe. However, other forms of pop music have been gaining global relevance. One such is Reggae. This paper analyses how, despite reggae being a global creative form, its local message of redemption and lower class origin hinder its utilisation cultural value by Jamaican policymakers, despite the adoption of a creative industries policy discourse. The paper highlights the possible differentiation between the local status of a creative industry and its status internationally; and its impact on creative industries policy support. The significance of this lies in its application to other creative economy development projects and the contradictions inherent in the differences between cultural and economic value of creative sectors.
|Publication status||Accepted - 2016|
|Event||Crossroads in Cultural Studies Conference. - University of Western Sydney, Sydney, Australia|
Duration: 14 Dec 2016 → 17 Dec 2016
|Conference||Crossroads in Cultural Studies Conference.|
|Period||14/12/2016 → 17/12/2016|