Making the wheels of music go round – views on music and money in and beyond Finland

by Anu Ahola, Kare Eskola, Merja Hottinen, Pasi Lyytikäinen, Kaisa Rönkkö

The economy of the music industry has been hit by a number of adverse phenomena in recent years, most spectacularly by the collapse of live performances with the advent of the coronavirus pandemic. What are the post-pandemic funding prospects for the musical arts? How is Finland’s internationally acclaimed system of financial support for art music doing these days? What does a musician’s income structure look like, and how will it evolve in the future? These issues and many more are discussed in the FMQ Special Feature 3/2021.

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