Same songs, different wrapping : the rise of the compilation album

Wikstrom, Patrik & Burnett, Robert (2009) Same songs, different wrapping : the rise of the compilation album. Popular Music and Society, 32(4), pp. 507-522.

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The commercial success of compilation albums has increased in markets both in North America and in Europe. The albums can be considered as a manifestation of a significant change within the music industry—among both producers and consumers of popular music. Based on sales figures and a number of interviews with senior decision‐makers in multinational music companies, we discuss some of the major drivers behind the development, and thereby give an important contribution to the existing body of knowledge on music industry dynamics.

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ID Code: 67844
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: Music Industry, Marketing, Compilation Albums
DOI: 10.1080/03007760802327599
ISSN: 1740-1712
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > COMMERCE MANAGEMENT TOURISM AND SERVICES (150000) > MARKETING (150500) > Marketing Management (incl. Strategy and Customer Relations) (150503)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN CREATIVE ARTS AND WRITING (190000) > PERFORMING ARTS AND CREATIVE WRITING (190400) > Music Performance (190407)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LANGUAGES COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE (200000) > COMMUNICATION AND MEDIA STUDIES (200100) > Communication Technology and Digital Media Studies (200102)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > ARC Centre of Excellence for Creative Industries and Innovation
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2009 Taylor & Francis
Deposited On: 26 Feb 2014 02:06
Last Modified: 25 Apr 2016 22:25

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