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The creative development process: Biographical insights on innovation in Anglophone music

Acta Commercii

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Title The creative development process: Biographical insights on innovation in Anglophone music
Creator Priilaid, David A. Callaghan, Chris W.
Subject Creativity; Music; Entrepreneurship creativity; creative development; creativity management; music; innovation; path-dependence; turning points; asynchrony.
Description Orientation: This qualitative study follows a process of inductive theory development.Research purpose: Focussing on recent ‘pop icon’ musicians, the aim was to weave systemic insights into a holistic model that identifies some characteristics of creative development.Motivation for the study: Within the diverse literature on creativity, what seems missing is an integrative perspective of similarities in the creative path-dependent development process.Research design, approach and method: Following an in depth review of publicly available data about iconic Anglophone musical artist-musicians of the period spanning the 1960s–1980s, including Dylan, Cohen, Young and Springsteen, bibliographic and life turning-point analysis was applied to derive propositions about a path-dependent process of creative development.Main findings: The study finds that such individuals typically trace a ‘path-dependent’ trajectory of creative transition across seven stages. Sequentially, these are the stages of: (1) Pathology, (2) The Rage to Master, (3) Authenticity, (4) Perseverance, (5) Practice, (6) Perspective and (7), Accessing Flow. Drawing insights from Gardner’s theory of creative asynchrony, after which asynchronies that seem to characterise a process of negotiation and transition of conflicts across these stages was derived.Practical/managerial implications: The model derived provides useful insights into how to enable creative development for those in similar contexts.Contribution/value-add: The study provides a conceptual ordering of key biographical milestone stages and intrinsic influences explaining aspects of creative development. Thus, the study builds on previous work on the creative career development of individuals in a music industry genre and extends the literatures related to biographical analysis including personality, individual differences and turning points.
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Date 2023-07-25
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion — Inductive; Biographical
Format text/html application/epub+zip text/xml application/pdf
Identifier 10.4102/ac.v23i1.1129
Source Acta Commercii; Vol 23, No 1 (2023); 15 pages 1684-1999 2413-1903
Language eng
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Coverage Anglophone 1960s - 1980s Singer-Songwriters; Musicians
Rights Copyright (c) 2023 David A. Priilaid, Chris W. Callaghan