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Music Supply Behavior in the Digital Era

Nyström, Per (2009)
Department of Economics
Abstract
Due to the increase in file-sharing in later years, there is a wide concern among music industry professionals and others that the music supply will be negatively affected by the decreasing sales of pre-recorded music. However, almost no research effort has been put into measuring the change in the supply of music. Using two indicators of music supply, this paper investigates how the supply from individual music producers has changed during the last five years. Moreover, a labour supply model and relevant concepts from economic theory are used to outline how music producers are affected by the recent changes in the music industry. The findings of this paper suggests that the supply of music is in fact increasing, and some explanations are... (More)
Due to the increase in file-sharing in later years, there is a wide concern among music industry professionals and others that the music supply will be negatively affected by the decreasing sales of pre-recorded music. However, almost no research effort has been put into measuring the change in the supply of music. Using two indicators of music supply, this paper investigates how the supply from individual music producers has changed during the last five years. Moreover, a labour supply model and relevant concepts from economic theory are used to outline how music producers are affected by the recent changes in the music industry. The findings of this paper suggests that the supply of music is in fact increasing, and some explanations are given for how increasing supply can be compatible with decreasing compensation levels. (Less)
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author
Nyström, Per
supervisor
organization
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type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
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keywords
music, supply, file-sharing, cultural economics, artists, Economics, econometrics, economic theory, economic systems, economic policy, Nationalekonomi, ekonometri, ekonomisk teori, ekonomiska system, ekonomisk politik
language
English
id
1436707
date added to LUP
2009-06-12 00:00:00
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2010-08-03 10:52:31
@misc{1436707,
  abstract     = {Due to the increase in file-sharing in later years, there is a wide concern among music industry professionals and others that the music supply will be negatively affected by the decreasing sales of pre-recorded music. However, almost no research effort has been put into measuring the change in the supply of music. Using two indicators of music supply, this paper investigates how the supply from individual music producers has changed during the last five years. Moreover, a labour supply model and relevant concepts from economic theory are used to outline how music producers are affected by the recent changes in the music industry. The findings of this paper suggests that the supply of music is in fact increasing, and some explanations are given for how increasing supply can be compatible with decreasing compensation levels.},
  author       = {Nyström, Per},
  keyword      = {music,supply,file-sharing,cultural economics,artists,Economics, econometrics, economic theory, economic systems, economic policy,Nationalekonomi, ekonometri, ekonomisk teori, ekonomiska system, ekonomisk politik},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Music Supply Behavior in the Digital Era},
  year         = {2009},
}