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Fringe to famous, Indie and mainstream cultural production in Australia, Tony Moore, Mark Gibson, Chris McAuliffe, and Maura Edmond

"Drawing on dozens of original interviews and close analysis of Australian examples sampled from across 40 years of "indie" music, comedy, film, computer games, and graphic design, Fringe to Famous explores how some of Australia's leading cultural practitioners negotiate their position between the margins and the mainstream in the contemporary period. Fringe to Famous critically re-examines the relations between "independent" and "mainstream" cultural production at a time when the very meaning and relevance of those terms is being widely debated. In recent decades, critically-aware artists and their entrepreneurial business partners have engaged in a playful negotiation of marginal and mainstream tastes, harnessing the values associated with the creative underground-transgression, independence, authenticity-for both aesthetic and commercial ends. At the same time, crises in the business models of commercial media industries and the proliferation of online distribution have made ?mainstream? increasingly difficult to define."--, Provided by publisher
Table Of Contents
1. Introduction: a short history of 'selling out' -- 2. Margins and mainstreams: historical curiosities? -- 3. Indie music: the business of bands -- 4. Subcultural design: wearing our art on our sleeves -- 5. Fringe comedy: pranking prime time -- 6. Alternative acreens: post-broadcast Indie drama -- 7. DIY games: Indie is the new normal -- 8. Conclusion: after Indie
Literary Form
non fiction
First edition.
Physical Description
1 online resource (256 pages).
Specific Material Designation
Form Of Item

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