Music provides a sound track to everyday urban experience: personal earphones on public transport, on car radios, buskers serenading shoppers and flanuers, and the muzak of consumption spaces. Music modulates individual affect and barricades the self from the psychic overload of city life. Music is also integral to urban temporalities. Weekend concerts, seasonal festivals, nightclubs and bars with live and recorded music transform life into a series of pleasurable rituals based on rhythms of tension and release. Beyond these quotidian uses, live music is a significant component of the turn to developing a city's creative and cultural economy (CCE) (see: Brown, O'Connor, & Cohen, 2000; Bürkner & Lange, 2017; Oakes & Warnaby, 2011; Pratt, 2017; Seman, 2010).
- Urban live music
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- Live music development