The Dynamics of Chart Success in the UK Pre-Resorded Popular Music Industry
In this paper we investigate the dynamics of chart success in the UK pre-recorded popular music industry over the period 1980 to 1993 using British album chart listings. We find that the incidence of chart succedd is substantially skewed to the right, whether measured by total weeks spent per artist, average weeks spent per album, or the total number of albums listed per artist. We subsequently investigate possible determinants of the length of chart survival of albums in order to determine what may be driving the observed skewness. Our results indicate that the type of album, seasonal demand, and initial popularity play an important role in ensuring continued chart listing of an album.
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