creative industries

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Commercial and industrial production sectors involved in generating new cultural contributions through creativity, skill, and talent. Definitions variously include: art, music, film, performance arts, and games; architecture, design, designer fashion, and craftwork; books, publishing, and software; television and radio; advertising and public relations. Often a synonym for cultural industries. In the UK, the concept of ‘creative industries’ arose in the late 1990s. Critics have seen it as a government-led commercialization of culture at the expense of quality. Compare cultural industries; knowledge industries.

Subjects: Earth Sciences and Geography — Media Studies.

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