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This study will look at Turkish immigrant musicians who have chosen to build a career in London. In the last two decades, artistic labour markets have been a critical focus in investigators' and policymakers' agendas. However, the literature lacks an empirical study concerning the inclusion of immigrant cultural workers in the artistic labour markets, particularly in the major capitals of Europe. As one of the most critical facts of today's agenda, immigration has resulted in an increasing creative workforce and the generation of cultural and artistic activities that enhance major cities' attraction. Following a labour market segmentation approach, this research will examine Turkish immigrant musicians' employment and labour market experiences. In doing so, it will also explore whether the value of their human capital is linked to their ethnic background. Greater London will be taken as the case of the study, as the area appears to have become a prominent centre of attraction for international musicians worldwide.
I am a part-time PhD student within the Creative and Cultural Industries department at Kingston University, London. I previously received my MA in Music and The Creative Economy and M.Res in Business and Management Research from Kingston Business School. Along with my academic studies, I have been working in the recorded and live music industries for around ten years as a music producer, live-recording session musician, and event manager, also teaching music in several community centres across London.
I am a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.
I am a member of the Creative Industries Federation.
I am a member of the International Music Business Research Association.
I am a member of Disability Rights UK.
Ali Kiresci (2021) The impact of innovative technologies on small players in the recorded music sector: a chronological overview, Creative Industries Journal, DOI: 10.1080/17510694.2021.1939545