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King’s College London Afro Beats And Afro Bytes PhD Studentship For African Students 2024

Exciting Opportunity: Fully Funded PhD Studentship in Afro-beats and Afro bytes Music Research

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An exceptional opportunity awaits for individuals interested in exploring the global development of West African music and the impact of digital and platform economies. The Department of Culture, Media and Creative Industries at King’s College London is inviting applications for a fully funded 4-year PhD studentship. This unique project, supervised by Professor Roberta Comunian and Dr Eka Ikpe, aims to delve into how Afro-beats music producers in West Africa leverage knowledge, technology, and capital to create value in both domestic and global markets, contributing to socioeconomic change.

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The research focuses on the role of creative economies in reshaping economic, social, and cultural landscapes, challenging conventional notions of value and production chains. By examining the interactions between musicians, digital technologies, and platform economies, the project seeks to understand the processes and platforms driving creation, distribution, and revenue generation for West African music producers. This innovative initiative aligns with the emerging Africa Europe CoRE on Creative Economies at King’s College London, fostering interdisciplinary collaborations with African partners and offering a unique research environment. If you are an African national residing in an African country with a passion for music, creativity, and innovation, this could be your chance to embark on a transformative academic journey. Don’t miss the application deadline on March 19, 2024; visit apply.kcl.ac.uk to apply and seize this remarkable opportunity for academic and personal growth.

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