David Arditi

David Arditi

David Arditi’s research addresses the impact of digital technology on society and culture with a specific focus on music. His new book, "Getting Signed: Record Contracts, Musicians and Power in Society," explores the way musicians’ dreams become their source of exploitation. Arditi is author of "iTake-Over: The Recording Industry in the Digital Era" and co-editor of The Dialectic of Digital Culture. His research has appeared in Critical Sociology, Popular Music & Society, Journal of Popular Music Studies, Media Fields Journal, and Civilisations. He also serves as editor of Fast Capitalism. He's an associate professor of sociology at the University of Texas Arlington.


The exploitation of Hollywood’s writers is just another symptom of digital feudalism

By: - May 9, 2023

The current Hollywood writers strike has drawn international attention to the plight of TV and film writers in the streaming era. Much has been made of television’s golden age, during which streaming platforms have offered audiences an abundance of well-written, highly produced television shows, often called “prestige TV.” Whereas older television shows tended to be […]