Island leverage: Vanessa Quai Vanuatu and transnational career performance
Hayward, P 2013, 'Island leverage: Vanessa Quai Vanuatu and transnational career performance', Popular Music and Society, vol. 36, no. 2, pp. 162-174.
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Performers from non-Western locations have a number of options when attempting to access Western music markets. This case analyzes the manner in which a performer from a tiny national market, remote from the Western music industry's North Atlantic center, succeeded in deploying her heritage and location to gain a foothold in regional and international markets without the involvement of a powerful Western company and/or patron to mold and mediate her access.