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Hans Hoegh-Guldberg

Hans Hoegh-Guldberg

Hans founded his own consulting firm, Economic Strategies Pty Ltd, in 1984, following 25 years with larger organisations. He specialised from the outset in applied cultural economics — one of his first major projects was The Australian Music Industry for the Music Board of the Australia Council (published in 1987), which also marks his first connection with Richard Letts who was the Director of the Music Board in the mid-1980s. Hans first assisted the Music Council of Australia in 2000 and between 2006 and 2008 proposed and developed the Knowledge Base, returning in an active capacity as its editor in 2011. In November 2013 the Knowledge Base was transferred to The Music Trust, with MCA's full cooperation. Between 2000 and 2010 Hans also authored or co-authored several major domestic and international climate change projects, using scenario planning techniques to develop alternative long-term futures. He has for several years been exploring the similarities between the economics of cultural and ecological change, and their continued lack of political clout which is to a large extent due to conventional GDP data being unable to measure the true value of our cultural and environmental capital. This was announced as a major scenario-planning project for The Music Trust in March 2014 (articles of particular relevance to the project are marked *, below).

Complex Adaptive Systems and Music

The Simple and the Complex Complex Adaptive Systems: Overview Cultural DNA A General View of CAS What Might a Music CAS Look Like? Relevance Papers in this Series Author References The Simple and the Complex Chapter 1 of Murray Gell-Mann’s

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Honours Statistics

Introduction The Main Honours System More Than Four Years of Honours Statistics Method The Lists Trends 2012-16 Author References Introduction The Music Trust lists recipients in this category of the Knowledge Base (starting with the Australia Day Honours on 26

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Four Global Scenarios Set the Stage

About the Scenarios Steps in the Process Capturing the Uncertainties Economic Growth Prospects in 2015 Four Scenario Stories Culture Reigns Rugged Individualism Vested Interests Prevail Sliding Inexorably Significance for Music Sector Scenarios Articles in This Series Author References About the

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Global Risk Factors and Music in Australia

The Scenario Model Sources Australian scenarios Other Scenarios Global Risks 2014 Articles in This Series Author References The Scenario Model The approach to understanding the future of music in Australia is described in general terms in How to Explore the

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The Protection and Promotion of Musical Diversity

STUDY ON MUSICAL DIVERSITY In November 2006, the International Music Council released to the general public its report on “THE PROTECTION AND PROMOTION OF MUSICAL DIVERSITY”, a study carried out for UNESCO. Principal Investigator: Richard Letts. We express our thanks

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Australian Classical Chamber Music Data

Introduction Home Address Relative to Population Data When Were the Ensembles Formed Where Are Concerts Performed? Author References Introduction The statistics were derived from the lists in Australian Classical Chamber Music Ensembles and are updated on an occasional basis. Home

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NAPLAN – a Brief Historical and Critical Summary

Intro American and Australian Anxieties NAPLAN – a disruptive and expensive scheme Need to Change Author References Intro Barely a month after we concluded a major critical review of the annual Australian NAPLAN tests of children’s literary and numeracy, President

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03: Brave New World (Symphony) (June 2014)

__NOTOC__ By Andrew Byrne in New York BRAVE NEW WORLD (SYMPHONY) This weekend the New York Philharmonic launched a new initiative called NY Phil Biennial, described in marketing materials as “a kaleidoscopic exploration of today’s music by more than 50

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Arts and Cultural GDP in the United States

Introduction Arts and Culture have Lost Share in the US Arts and Cultural Industries, and Music Content Further Study Needed Author References Introduction The United States National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) in association with the Bureau of Economic Analysis

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Freedom of Musical Expression

World Forum on Music and Censorship Main Findings 2011-14 Supplementary Findings References World Forum on Music and Censorship The World Forum on Music and Censorship, (Freemuse for short), is an independent international membership organisation advocating and defending freedom of expression

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Arts and Other Teachers in Australian Schools

Introduction The 2013 Survey Specialist Subjects, Primary Specialist Subjects, Secondary Future Changes in Teaching Requirements Appendix: 2013 Survey Author References Introduction The Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) is an independent non-profit agency which creates and promotes research-based knowledge, products

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A First Set of Music Sector Scenarios

Starting Point: 2015 Music Sector Scenarios 2015-2035 Best Case: Culture Reigns Guidance from Best Case Other Scenarios Rugged Individualism Vested Interests Prevail Sliding Inexorably Articles in This Series Author References Starting Point: 2015 The starting point had to be defined

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Some Big Possible Positives – Or?

Introduction Better Growth, Better Climate Greening Asia The New American University Articles in This Series Author References Introduction While writing the scenario stories for A First Set of Music Sector Scenarios, we became aware of some recently reported large trends

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