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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).

Household Expenditure

Preamble This article describes one of nine areas listed in Overview of Music Statistics: ABS, outlining the contribution of the Australian Bureau of Statistics to knowledge of the music sector Statistics The statistical volume on Arts and Culture in Australia,

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Employment and Voluntary Work

Preamble Music Professionals in the Census Professional Artists and Other Cultural Workers Cultural Occupations and Cultural Industries Paid and Unpaid Involvements and “Main Job” Volunteering Non-managerial Adult Employees Gender Survey Author References Preamble This article describes one of nine areas

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The Nature of Technology

Introduction Combinatorial versus Biological Evolution Individual Technologies Domains The Origin and Development of New Technologies The Development of New Domains It All Takes Time Endnote: Arthur’s Three Laws Author References Introduction Technology is such a central feature of the music

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The Music Sector

Preface 26 April 2014 Introduction A Complex Sector Value flows Defining Outcomes: Economic Contribution Versus Well-being The three streams Stream 1: Creative musical activities Stream 2: Infrastructure support Stream 3: Innovative trends and activities Conclusion Author References Preface 26 April

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Involvement in Music

Statistical Surveys Music Versus Other Artistic, Culture and Leisure Activities Payment Status Weeks and Hours Worked During Year Specific Musical Activities Work Involvement Versus Hobby Trends Comparison with 2001 Census References Author Statistical Surveys Since 1993, the Australian Bureau of

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Estimating the Value of the Music Sector

Preface added 26 April 2014 Music Sector Versus Music Industry The Initial Estimate (1984-85) Updating the Estimate to 2005-06 Comparison with Other Industries References Author Preface added 26 April 2014 This article represents a milestone between the original study of

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Census 2006

A New Table Comparing 2006 with 1996 and 2001 Another 2006 Census Table Comments References Author A New Table Comparing 2006 with 1996 and 2001 Following communication with the National Centre for Cultural and Recreation Statistics of the Australian Bureau

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Musicians in the Census

Data 2006 Census Census Coverage Increasing Numbers of Musicians Sex, Age and Ethnicity Incomes and Income Distributions Income Trends Hours Worked Geographical Distribution of Arts Professionals Cultural Occupations and Cultural Industries References Author Data The statistical file associated with this

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Attendance at Cultural Performances

Summary Main Statistical Sources and their Compatibility Australian Bureau of Statistics Live Performance Australia Growth in Attendances Further Details for 2006 Geographical Differences Operas Versus Musicals A Parallel Survey Stated Frequency of Attendances The LPA Ticketing Survey References Author Summary

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Music Examination Boards in Australia

Introduction Australian Music Examinations Board Australian and New Zealand Cultural Arts Trinity Guildhall Examinations Australian Guild of Music Education Inc St Cecilia School of Music The Associated Board References Author Introduction There are two linked levels of music examinations, one

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Quality of Music Statistics

Reports for the Cultural Ministers’ Council The Statistical Framework Report The Compendium of Music Statistics Music Composition and Performances Organisations Involved in Staging Live Performances Organisations Involved in Recorded Music Expenditure on Music Consumption of Music The 1990 Report The

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The Australian Recording Industry Association

Introduction The Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) is a national industry association representing major and independent record producers, manufacturers and distributors. ARIA has more than 100 members ranging from small ’boutique’ record labels typically run by 1-5 people, to medium

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Indigenous Artists: Demographics and Income

Data General Demographic Characteristics (Table 1) Participation in Creative Arts Income (Table 4) References Author Data This article refers to data derived from an Australian Bureau of Statistics publication, relating to the 2001 Census, a large-scale survey of Aboriginal and

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Government Support of Australian Music Overseas

The Main Federal Authorities Music Offices International Music Expos References Author The Main Federal Authorities The main federal government authorities supporting and promoting the Australian music industry are the Australia Council, the Department of Communications, Information Technology and the Arts

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Is Folk Music a Legitimate Genre in Australia?

The Case There is some debate on whether folk music is a genuine genre, and not something fitting into either a branch of world music, blues or country music, or alternatively having become politically compromised, somehow. There is a related

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Some General Links to the Broadcasting Sector

The aim of the knowledge base is to provide reliable data, backed by articles on this page, on the music content of Australian radio and television. Transmissions by each of these take place through public, commercial and community broadcasting stations.

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Some Other Venue Databases

Introduction Author References Introduction With more than 400 entries as we write, the VROOM music venue database is way in front of others, found by googling ‘music venue Australia’. Here are some examples: The Melbourne Blues Appreciation Society (MBAS) “presents

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Introduction to Venues

A growing number of websites provide search facilities for venues across a wide range of entertainment areas. Specific music-related databases are harder to find, although it is reasonable to anticipate that this will change. Meanwhile, these compilations help produce a

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Legal Services

Information on Arts Law The Arts Law Centre of Australia is the national community legal centre for the arts. It offers advice, education and advocacy services to Australian artists operating across the arts and entertainment industries. In addition, Arts Law

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