An Empirical Analysis of Frequency and Location of Concerts in the Digital Age

21 Pages Posted: 25 Nov 2016 Last revised: 14 May 2020

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Daegon Cho

College of Business, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST)

Michael D. Smith

Carnegie Mellon University - H. John Heinz III School of Public Policy and Management

Rahul Telang

Carnegie Mellon University - H. John Heinz III School of Public Policy and Management

Date Written: April 17, 2017

Abstract

As recorded music sales have dropped, live performances have become an important revenue source for artists. In this context, we study how the geographical distribution of concerts has evolved during the digital music era. Using data on more than 33,000 concerts in the United States from 2000 to 2011, we investigate how the distribution of concert locations has evolved over time. Our analysis shows that artists performed more concerts from 2000 to 2011, and that these concerts became more geographically dispersed during this period.

Keywords: Concert, Music Industry, Long Tail, Geographic Distribution

Suggested Citation

Cho, Daegon and Smith, Michael D. and Telang, Rahul, An Empirical Analysis of Frequency and Location of Concerts in the Digital Age (April 17, 2017). Information Economics and Policy, Forthcoming, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2874386 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2874386

Daegon Cho (Contact Author)

College of Business, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) ( email )

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Korea, Republic of (South Korea)

Michael D. Smith

Carnegie Mellon University - H. John Heinz III School of Public Policy and Management ( email )

Pittsburgh, PA 15213-3890
United States

HOME PAGE: http://www.heinz.cmu.edu/~mds

Rahul Telang

Carnegie Mellon University - H. John Heinz III School of Public Policy and Management ( email )

4800 Forbes Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15213-3890
United States
412-268-1155 (Phone)

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