| Ernesto |
A new academic paper published by the Economics Department of Queen’s University examines the link between BitTorrent downloads and music album sales. The study shows that depending on the circumstances, piracy can hurt sales or give it a boost through free promotion.
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# ! … that file-sharing comes, since long, helping the promotion of (less industry supported although more talented) artists. The Matter is that he free flow of culture spreads different VALUES (1.) than the mainstream ones, mainly expanded by the commercial performers…
[… “Mid-tier artists are helped slightly and bottom-tier artists are significantly hurt by file sharing, which could indicate that file sharing helps lesser-known artists only if they are actually talented,” Lee notes. …]
[1. The Consumption of Music and the Expression of VALUES: A Social Economic Explanation for the Advent of Pop Music
The American Journal of Economics and Sociology
Vol. 58, No. 4 (Oct., 1999), pp. 1019-1046
Published by: American Journal of Economics and Sociology, Inc.
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/3488019
Page Count: 28]
The Consumption of Music and the Expression of VALUES: A Social Economic Explanation for the Advent of Pop Music