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The Dynamics of Chart Success in the U.K. Pre-Recorded Popular Music Industry

Eric Strobl () and Clive Tucker

Journal of Cultural Economics, 2000, vol. 24, issue 2, 113-134

Abstract: In this paper we investigate the dynamics of chartsuccess in the U.K. pre-recorded popular music industryover the period 1980 to 1993 using the British albumchart listings. We find that the incidence of chartsuccess is substantially skewed to the right, whethermeasured by total weeks spent per artist, averageweeks spent per album, or the total number of albumslisted per artist. We subsequently investigatepossible determinants of the length of chart survivalof albums in order to determine what may be drivingthe observed skewness. Our results indicate that thetype of album, seasonal demand, and initial popularityplay an important role in ensuring continued chartlisting of an album. Copyright Kluwer Academic Publishers 2000

Keywords: greatest hits; popular music; soundtracks (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2000
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