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Supply Responses to Digital Distribution: Recorded Music and Live Performances


Julie H. Mortimer


Boston College; National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER); Harvard University - Department of Economics

Alan T. Sorensen


National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)

Chris Nosko


affiliation not provided to SSRN

October 1, 2010


Abstract:     
Changes in technologies for reproducing and redistributing digital goods (e.g., music, movies, software, books) have dramatically affected profitability of these goods, and raised concerns for future development of socially valuable digital products. However, broader illegitimate distribution of digital goods may have offsetting demand implications for legitimate sales of complementary non-digital products. We examine the negative impact of file-sharing on recorded music sales and offsetting implications for live concert performances. We find that file-sharing reduces album sales but increases live performance revenues for small artists, perhaps through increased awareness. The impact on live performance revenues for large, well-known artists is negligible.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 33

Keywords: distribution, digital, goods, technologies

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Date posted: November 6, 2010  

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Mortimer, Julie H. and Sorensen, Alan T. and Nosko, Chris, Supply Responses to Digital Distribution: Recorded Music and Live Performances (October 1, 2010). Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1703041 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1703041

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Julie H. Mortimer (Contact Author)
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Alan T. Sorensen
National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)
1050 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02138
United States
Chris Nosko
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