An Economist's Guide to Digital Music

70 Pages Posted: 3 Dec 2004

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Martin Peitz

University of Mannheim - Department of Economics

Patrick Waelbroeck

Telecom ParisTech

Date Written: November 2004

Abstract

In this guide, we discuss the impact of digitalization on the music industry. We rely on market and survey data at the international level as well as expert statements from the industry. The guide investigates recent developments in legal and technological protection of digital music and describes new business models as well as consumers' attitude towards music downloads and audio-streaming. We conclude the guide by a discussion of the evolution of the music industry.

Keywords: music, internet, file-sharing, peer-to-peer, piracy, digital rights management, copyright, e-commerce

JEL Classification: L82

Suggested Citation

Peitz, Martin and Waelbroeck, Patrick, An Economist's Guide to Digital Music (November 2004). CESifo Working Paper Series No. 1333. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=628961

Martin Peitz (Contact Author)

University of Mannheim - Department of Economics ( email )

D-68131 Mannheim
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HOME PAGE: http://peitz.vwl.uni-mannheim.de/

Patrick Waelbroeck

Telecom ParisTech ( email )

46 rue Barrault
F-75634 Paris, Cedex 13
France

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