Rockonomics: The Economics of Popular Music
University of Quebec at Montreal (UQAM) - Department of Economics; Centre Interuniversitaire Sur le Risque, les Politiques Économiques et l'Emploi (CIRPEE); Center for Interuniversity Research and Analysis on Organization (CIRANO)
Alan B. Krueger
Princeton University - Industrial Relations Section; National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER); Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA)
NBER Working Paper No. w11282
This paper considers economic issues and trends in the rock and roll industry, broadly defined. The analysis focuses on concert revenues, the main source of performers ' income. Issues considered include: price measurement; concert price acceleration in the 1990s; the increased concentration of revenue among performers; reasons for the secondary ticket market; methods for ranking performers; copyright protection; and technological change.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 87
Date posted: June 2, 2005
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