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Wednesday, October 16 • 12:30pm - 1:30pm
From Little Gerhard to Spotify: How Sweden's History informs its Pop Music Industry

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Sweden boasts a fruitful music market. We'll take a close look at the parts of the history and development of popular music in Sweden from a cultural and social perspective. we'll discuss some of the important artists, genres and aspects of popular culture in general that have shaped Swedish music and music industry. We'll answer questions regarding why and how Swedish music has been successful internationally and what kind of social and cultural structures, values, attitudes, knowledge and habits have informed that development.

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Jonas Bjälesjö

Jonas Bjälesjö is head of the Music & Event Management Program and lecturer at the Linnaeus University School of Business & Economics, Kalmar and Hultsfred, Sweden. He teaches the subjects Music & Event Management with focus on cultural and social aspects of music and music industry. He has been responsible for education development and research at the center for music- and experience industry Rockcity, Hultsfred which includes several research... Read More →

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