Creative conflict in a Nashville studio

a case study of Boy and Bear

Guy Morrow

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Abstract

This article examines the issue of conflict in the studio environment, addressing the question of whether conflict in creative groups is necessary for generating artistically successful outcomes. Sawyer’s (2007) notion of group flow will be applied in a case study concerning Australian band Boy & Bear’s debut album recording sessions at Blackbird studios in Nashville, USA that took place in April 2011. This album was produced by 10 time Grammy award winner Joe Chiccarelli (My Morning Jacket, The Shins, Elton John, U2, Beck, Frank Zappa, The White Stripes, Young the Giant, The Strokes). The resulting album, Moonfire, won 5 Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) awards in November 2011 including: ‘Album of the Year’, ‘Best Group’, ‘Breakthrough Artist (Album)’, ‘Breakthrough Artist (Single)’ and ‘Best Adult Alternative Album’.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-10
Number of pages10
JournalJournal on the art of record production : issue 6, proceedings of the 2011 Art of Record Production Conference, San Francisco State University
Publication statusPublished - 2012
EventArt of Record Production Conference (7th : 2011) - San Francisco
Duration: 2 Dec 20114 Dec 2011

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