Crowdwork in the creative industry: the case of subscription crowdfunding
This Innovation Fund project investigates the employment opportunities that subscription crowdfunding provides to creators and how funds are generated and distributed.
Four new projects supported in Digit’s third round of Innovation Funding
The projects will explore crowdfunded work in creative industries, the use of open source digital infrastructure, the digitalisation of access work and the role of HR managers in creating 'good work' through digitalisation.
Creative work – A “hotspot” for digital skills? Identifying digital skill developments in the UK creative online freelance industry
This Innovation Fund project develops a model for skill evaluation that attaches a premium to a skill based on near real-time online labour market data.
Streaming’s Effects on Music Culture: Old Anxieties and New Simplifications
This article identifies five key themes, or sets of criticisms, that have emerged in online commentary on the new musical system centred on streaming platforms, and in related academic research: Streaming encourages ‘functional’ rather than meaningful, aesthetic musical experience. Streaming encourages bland, unchallenging music. Streaming makes musical experience passive [...]
How Cultural Workers Negotiate Racism in the Digital Age
This Innovation Fund project explores the experiences of Black, Asian and other racialised people working in a range of roles and environments across the sector.
Music Creators’ Earnings in the Streaming Era
This related project seeks to provide objective evidence regarding the degree to which music streaming is providing fair payments to music creators of various kinds. Funded by Research England QR Special Projects Fund and the UK Intellectual Property Office.