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Economics Can Answer That! Adele And Spotify Edition…

November 20th, 2015 · 2 Comments
Music Biz

In case you haven’t heard, Adele has a new album titled 25 coming out. (If this refers to you, let me know and I will send help to get you out from that rock you are under.) Now we’re being told that we won’t be able to stream said album anytime soon: http://economistsdoitwithmodels.tumblr.com/post/133608119230/adele-is-said-to-reject-streaming-for-25 Not gonna […]

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Fun With The Economics Of Copyright, Kanye West Edition…

April 21st, 2015 · 3 Comments
Music Biz · Policy

Hey, remember this? I post this not because I am dreaming of quitting my job (or, more accurately, one of my million or so jobs), but because guess who got a subscription to Nielsen SoundScan? That’s right- this nerd. Basically, what this means is that I can look up physical and digital sales by week […]

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Fun With Contracts And Organizations, Clive Davis Edition…

June 17th, 2013 · 3 Comments
Books · Contracts · Incentives · Music Biz

Well kids, it’s that time of year where I am working to finish a book draft when I should be on the beach somewhere. What this means for you is that you get to be the guinea pigs for my musings on the music industry to some degree. (The book is about the economics of […]

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Looking For Slides From My SXSW Talk?

March 16th, 2013 · No Comments
Music Biz

They are located at www.economistsdoitwithmodels.com/SXSW2013. Happy reading! Update: You can also hear the audio from the talk on SoundCloud here.

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When Economists Are Forced Off Script, TEDxPublicStreet Edition…

February 14th, 2013 · 2 Comments
Music Biz

Soooo…this video requires a bit of explanation. A few weeks ago, I gave a talk at TEDxPublicStreet, and the theme of the event was how people in different fields are working to make the world a better place. Pretty easy, right? Too bad I had what I will generously refer to as a flash of […]

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What My Students Have Been Learning, Van Halen Edition…

October 5th, 2012 · 3 Comments
Contracts · Music Biz

In addition to teaching behavioral economics courses, I also teach a course for music industry students entitled “Contracts, Consumer Behavior, and Market Analysis” that is basically economics-y stuff for music kids. (I’m still working on getting Mick Jagger to come give a guest lecture.) I find it interesting (but not entirely surprising) that music types, […]

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