Keyword: popular

The dynamics that determine cover versions in recorded western music

This research as conducted by José Luis Ortega at the Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas, Spain

Summary

This paper attempted to understand which songs, artists and genres of music were most covered (and who did the most covering). The research built a database of recorded music throughout the 20th century. The …

Why people go to pop concerts

This research was conducted by Steven Caldwell Brown and Don Knox at the University of Edinburgh and Glasgow Caledonian University

Summary

This research used an online survey of 249 people to uncover four main reasons why people attend pop concerts: they seek experience, engagement with others, to hear something novel and …

By | 29 November 2018 |

How commercial music festivals balance their budgets

This research was conducted by R. Scott Hiller at Fairfield University, USA

Summary

This paper investigates how four large commercial festivals (Austin City Limits, Bonnaroo, Coachella, and Lollapalooza) make their production decisions in order to keep costs low and quality high. The paper found that known quality is important, but so …

By | 23 February 2017 |

Word-of-mouth shapes teenage music consumption

This research was conducted by Noémi Berlin, Anna Bernard and Guillaume Fürst at the University of Edinburgh, UK; the University of Paris I (Panthéon Sorbonne), France and the University of Geneva, Switzerland

Summary

This paper looked at the role of price and marketing on the popularity of songs in the commercial …

By | 4 January 2016 |