Attitudes of Polish Record Labels Towards the Digital Music Market

Economics and Organization of Enterprise, Vol. 4, No. 2, p. 37, 2009

15 Pages Posted: 6 Mar 2012

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Patryk Galuszka

University of Lodz - Institute of Economics

Date Written: January 5, 2009

Abstract

This article analyzes the attitudes of Polish recording industry towards selling music online and discuses reasons for popularity of traditional music business model among Polish small and medium record labels. Although Polish record labels are active in using the Internet to distribute and promote music, their main product is still represented by a compact disc. The empirical data shows that many Polish record labels approach digital files with mistrust and represent conservative business attitudes, which may be caused by insufficient knowledge about digital music market and new business models. Article suggests that the skepticism of Polish record labels may be also caused by the fact that they believe that traditional music business model gives them much more control over cultural production and distribution, especially since selling compact discs via labels' websites became popular.

Keywords: music business, record label, recording industry, digital music market, digital files

JEL Classification: M31, M00, Z10

Suggested Citation

Galuszka, Patryk, Attitudes of Polish Record Labels Towards the Digital Music Market (January 5, 2009). Economics and Organization of Enterprise, Vol. 4, No. 2, p. 37, 2009. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2016421

Patryk Galuszka (Contact Author)

University of Lodz - Institute of Economics ( email )

Narutowicza 65 str.
PL 90-131, Lodz
Poland

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