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Rockonomics: The Economics of Popular Music

87 Pages Posted: 2 Jun 2005  

Marie Connolly

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); IZA Institute of Labor Economics

Date Written: April 2005

Abstract

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.

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Connolly, Marie and Krueger, Alan B., Rockonomics: The Economics of Popular Music (April 2005). NBER Working Paper No. w11282. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=711924

Marie Connolly

University of Quebec at Montreal (UQAM) - Department of Economics ( email )

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