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Rockonomics: The Economics of Popular Music

Marie Connolly, Alan B. Krueger

NBER Working Paper No. 11282
Issued in April 2005
NBER Program(s):   IO   LS

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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Document Object Identifier (DOI): 10.3386/w11282

Published: Connolly, Marie & Krueger, Alan B., 2006. "Rockonomics: The Economics of Popular Music," Handbook of the Economics of Art and Culture, Elsevier.

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