Volume 31 Issue 2.
Recent developments in digital technologies in South Asia require special attention on the restructuring of industries based on creativity, arts and culture. More specifically, powerful players from the communication industries have been at the heart of changes in the legacy creative industries. The aim of this special section is twofold. On the one hand, to critically assess transformations taking place in the industrial and policy dynamics shaping the creative industries in India; and, on the other hand, to identify the peculiarity of Indian dynamics amidst what is widely perceived as a fairly uniform set of global phenomena. Through examples focusing on audiovisual and music sectors, the contributions explore how these dynamics are deeply anchored within social and political contexts at the local, national and global scales, and how – far from its emancipatory promise – the digital often tends to reinforce uneven economic scenarios and power relations.
- Christine Ithurbide, Philippe Bouquillion, Vibodh Parthasarathi & Puthiya Purayil Sneha, Introduction: Platform Challenges to Creative Industries in India (p. 268-275) DOI: 10.1080/09584935.2023.2203904
- Smith Mehta & Stuart Cunningham, Digitalization and Informality in media industries: beyond the platform-portal divide? (p.276-290) DOI: 10.1080/09584935.2023.2203899
- Aditya Lal, David Hesmondhalgh & Charles Umney, The changing shape of the Indian recorded music industry in the age of platformisation (p.291-310) DOI: 10.1080/09584935.2023.2206998
- Meghna Bal, Audio-visual piracy on Telegram: a perspective on monetization models, pirate strategies and industrial pathways (p.311-325) DOI: 10.1080/09584935.2023.2204220
- Philippe Bouquillion & Christine Ithurbide, Policy for cultural and creative industries in India: the issue of regulation through digital policy (p.326-340) DOI: 10.1080/09584935.2023.2203902