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An Economist’s Guide to Digital Music

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  • Martin Peitz
  • Patrick Waelbroeck

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In this guide, we discuss the impact of digitalization on the music industry. We rely on market and survey data at the international level as well as expert statements from the industry. The guide investigates recent developments in legal and technological protection of digital music and describes new business models as well as consumers' attitude towards music downloads and audio-streaming. We conclude the guide by a discussion of the evolution of the music industry.

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  • Martin Peitz & Patrick Waelbroeck, 2004. "An Economist’s Guide to Digital Music," CESifo Working Paper Series 1333, CESifo Group Munich.
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    music; internet; file-sharing; peer-to-peer; piracy; digital rights management; copyright; e-commerce;

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    • L82 - Industrial Organization - - Industry Studies: Services - - - Entertainment; Media

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