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The Business of Grime, Joy White, University of Leicester, 2018


White, J., 2016 Urban Music and Entrepreneurship: Beats, Rhymes and Young People’s Enterprise, Routledge, Oxford, New York (160pp), ISBN: 9781138195462


Joy White, 2016, Controlling the Flow: How Urban Music Videos Allow Creative Scope and Permit Social Restriction, Young: Nordic Journal of Youth Research


Joy White, 2014, (In)visible entrepreneurs: Creative enterprise in the urban music economy, 3rd International Research Conference on Cultural and Creative Industries.

Antwerp Management School, the University of Antwerp, Belgium and HKU University of the Arts (Utrecht), Netherlands

Published in Beyond frames: Dynamics between the creative industries, knowledge institutions and the urban context, Annick Schramme, Rene Kooyman and Giep Hagoort,  ISBN-10: 905972884X

ISBN-13: 978-9059728844 Antwerp


2017 Weekend of Global Cultures: Urban Culture and Political Engagement Tropenmuseum, Amsterdam

2017 Reflections on a Decade of Grime Hip Hop, Spoken Word and the Library Manchester University


2017 The Sonorous Aspects of Place: Reflections on a Decade of Grime The Place of Music, Loughborough University

2017 Growing Up Under the Influence: A Sonic Genealogy of Grime Reggae Research Network, Scoping the Field – University of East Anglia

2016 Crossing borders, moving on: The urban music economy as a transformative realm New Urban Multicultures: Conviviality and Racism, Goldsmiths - London

2015 Beats, Rhymes and Enterprise: The Global Market for UK Urban Music Blackness in Britain Conference, Birmingham City University

2015 Controlling the Flow: How Urban Music Videos Allow Creative Scope and Permit Social Restriction BSA Early Career Theorists’ Symposium, Goldsmiths - London

2015 “Just Type My Name in Google and See What Comes Up”: Creating an Online Persona in The Urban Music Industry, Eastern Sociological Society, New York

2014 (In)visible Entrepreneurs: Creative Enterprise in the Urban Music Economy University of Antwerp, 3rd International Research Conference on the Cultural and Creative Industries, Antwerp

2013 Moving With The Times: A Digital Story of Identity, Reinvention and Exit Hacettepe University - CREATE, ACT, CHANGE 5th International Digital Storytelling Conference,

Ankara, Turkey

2011 From Rhythm and Blues to Grime: Black Atlantic Exchanges and the Performance of Identity, Stanford University, San Francisco, California

2010 Making it Funky: How the formal music economy is embedded with and shaped by informal enterprise and activity, University of Greenwich – School of Humanities and Social Sciences Postgraduate conference, Greenwich - London

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