Guitarists in the Digital Era

October 31, 2012 § Leave a comment

Following our participation to the REGNUM Project (a research  funded by the French National Research Agency), my colleague Régis Dumoulin and I developped a research centered on the evolution of musicians’ criteria when choosing an electric solid body guitar. We investigate the Audiofanzine forum and did some textmining in order to identify whether criteria evolved thanks to the infinite information available on the Internet. Our research hypothesis, derived from Institutional Theory and from a historical analysis of rock and of the guitar industry, was that today’s criteria do not differ significantly from the characteristics of three mythical guitar models. This research will soon appear in a special issue of the International Journal of Art Management.

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