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Not all roads lead to London: insularity, disconnection and the challenge to ‘regional’ creative industries policy

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posted on 02.03.2020, 11:52 by Allan WatsonAllan Watson
The notion of ‘regional’ economic growth through the creative industries is rendered problematic by the socio-geographical complexities that characterise them. Addressing an important conceptual and empirical deficit in our understanding of the creative industries at and beyond the regional level, this paper develops a novel and detailed examination of the music economy in north west England. Uncovering a significant disconnection with the mainstream industry in London - an obligatory point of symbolic validation and passage to wider markets - the paper argues that policy is required to support professionals in developing socio-spatial networking strategies to cope with their disconnected status.

Funding

Royal Geographical Society

History

School

  • Social Sciences and Humanities

Department

  • Geography and Environment

Published in

Regional Studies

Volume

54

Issue

11

Pages

1574 - 1584

Publisher

Taylor & Francis (Routledge)

Version

AM (Accepted Manuscript)

Rights holder

© Regional Studies Association

Publisher statement

This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Regional Studies on 6 April 2020, available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/00343404.2020.1738012.

Acceptance date

28/02/2020

Publication date

2020-04-06

Copyright date

2020

ISSN

0034-3404

eISSN

1360-0591

Language

en

Depositor

Dr Allan Watson. Deposit date: 29 February 2020