Diversity and synergy in the recording industry in Portugal, 1988-2008

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This article describes the recording industry in Portugal during the years from 1988 to 2008 through an examination of the strategies and policies developed by both the major and independent labels in regard to Portugal's domestic repertoire. Based on data collected from interviews with record label managers and other staff, as well as quantitative data obtained from the Portuguese Phonographic Association (AFP), I contextualize the findings within broader discussions about the music-recording industry and alternative music industries. One major focus is on debates surrounding "the local" vis-à-vis "the transnational" in the context of the musicrecording industry.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)73-95
Number of pages22
JournalJournal of World Popular Music
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2014


  • Domestic repertoire
  • local labels
  • Record labels
  • Recording industry
  • Synergy


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