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What I’ve Been Doing Over My Summer Vacation, Music Industry Edition…

August 31st, 2012 · 20 Comments
Administrative · Behavioral Econ · Music Biz

First my apologies for being light on the pasting as of late. Part of that is me being lazy (hey, it *is* summer, after all), but part of it is due to the fact that, via the obviously excellent judgment of Columbia University Press, I am working on not one, but two books on the economics of the music industry. Exciting, right? I am currently in the process of writing the basic content, conducting some experiments, and trying to get musicians and music industry people to talk to me. (If you happen to know anyone, please send them my way.)

As I mentioned earlier this summer, I had the good fortune of getting to give a talk that was (at least tangentially) related to the music industry at TEDxBoston. The event went really well, and one of the perks of TED events is that all of the talks get put online, as you can see here:

Another fun thing was that the event had a graphic artist on site to come up with a pictorial representation of each of the talks. Mine went something like this:

You can see the full-size graphic and some other information here. I even got to spend some quality time with some strapping young gentlemen…

…and, oh, there was also a scale model of Fenway Park made by a 3-D printer. Whatever, no big deal:

(You can’t see it, but there was even a tiny version of the red seat. It probably doesn’t shock you that I very much appreciate attention to detail.) I spoke with John Henry (one of the owners of the Red Sox) and his wife briefly at the event, and I have to admit that I was super tempted to ask him to pretend to be a Godzilla-esque giant that was going to attack the model Fenway so that I could get a funny picture.

Other than that, my summer has been pretty uneventful, but I am gearing up to hopefully give a talk at South by Southwest in Austin next spring. I know it’s early, but the process for considering talk proposals is already underway, part of which involves a public voting system. (Groan.) On that front, it would be awesome if you could vote for my proposal, located here. (Voting is now open through September 4th, in case you were feeling so inclined but hadn’t gotten around to it yet.)

And now for one more weekend before school starts! =D

Tags: Administrative · Behavioral Econ · Music Biz

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