Hi, im new here and am writing a paper on how economics affect music. I was hoping that you guys might have a few ideas to stoke the intellectual fire. Here is what I have so far:
1) 100's of years ago music was affected by the economic conditions of its time. Music was a luxury good so when times were good music was more of a priority and used for entertainment, such as in the classical era.
2) Music today is affected by economics in a different way. Economics tends to determine what is written, as in the lyrics of a song.
If any one has more ideas or can help me build off of this it would be much appreciated.