ABC Radio National presents material from Big Ideas web and TV to bring you the best public talks, debates and lectures from Australia and around the world. One single audio file of the whole program - good for continuous listening.
November 28th, 2016
Episode 449 of 461 episodes
At a time when music fans can choose from more 20 million songs on Spotify, and the like, Australian artists are making themselves heard around the globe. Australian acts were nominated for several Grammy Awards this year and singer/songwriter, Dami Im, was runner up in Eurovision song contest. The cultural value of popular music is impossible to measure, but the Australian music industry is seeking to quantify its contribution to the economy. In this conversation, five music industry players talk to Paul Barclay about everything from digital disruption, and sexism in the industry, to why playlists may be the new radio.