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Challenges of cultural industry knowledge exchange in live performance audience research

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Challenges of cultural industry knowledge exchange in live performance audience research. / Sedgman, Kirsty.

In: Cultural Trends, Vol. 28, No. 2-3, 21.05.2019, p. 103-117.

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