Local music repertoire and the digitization of the international music industry: An empirical analysis 1994 – 2013

Wikstrom, Patrik (2015) Local music repertoire and the digitization of the international music industry: An empirical analysis 1994 – 2013. In Digital Humanities Conference 2015, 29 June - 3 July, 2015, Sydney, N.S.W. (Unpublished)

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In some of the countries where there has been a rapid increase in the use of online music distribution technologies, analysts have reported about declining sales of local music repertoire (e.g. Nordgård, 2013). The analysts are concerned about such tendencies since local music repertoire accounts for a sizable share of an average country’s total recorded music sales (e.g. IFPI, 2012). This paper searches for empirical evidence that may confirm these reports in a number of music markets in North America, Europe and Australasia. The paper makes a contribution to the literature on the digital transformation of the music industry since it combines and analyses data sources that previously have not been used in this context and gives a new perspective on changing user consumption practices in the music industry. The paper also examines the variation of geographic diversity over time among international acts that become commercially successful in the countries covered by the study.

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ID Code: 89199
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Music industry, Digital media
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ECONOMICS (140000) > ECONOMETRICS (140300) > Economic Models and Forecasting (140303)
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 > Digital Media Research Centre
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Current > Schools > School of Media, Entertainment & Creative Arts
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2015 The Author
Deposited On: 19 Oct 2015 04:56
Last Modified: 25 Oct 2015 06:12

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