Economics at your fingertips  

On the complementarity between online and offline music consumption: the case of free streaming

Godefroy Nguyen (), Sylvain Dejean () and François Moreau

Journal of Cultural Economics, 2014, vol. 38, issue 4, 315-330

Abstract: From a representative survey of 2,000 individuals, we study whether consumption of music through streaming services, like Spotify or YouTube, is a substitute or a complement to physical music consumption modes, such as CDs and live music. Controlling for the taste for music, various socio-demographic characteristics and the usual determinants of music consumption either offline (radio, TV, friends/relatives) or online (online recommendations, social networks), our results show that free music streaming (where the consumer does not possess the music but only has access to it) has no significant effect on CD sales and affects positively live music attendance, but only for national or international artists who are more likely to be available on streaming services. Copyright Springer Science+Business Media New York 2014

Keywords: Music consumption; Streaming; Substitutability; L2; L86; Z1 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2014
References: View references in EconPapers View complete reference list from CitEc
Citations: View citations in EconPapers (15) Track citations by RSS feed

Downloads: (external link) (text/html)
Access to full text is restricted to subscribers.

Related works:
This item may be available elsewhere in EconPapers: Search for items with the same title.

Export reference: BibTeX RIS (EndNote, ProCite, RefMan) HTML/Text

Persistent link:

Ordering information: This journal article can be ordered from
http://www.springer. ... cs/journal/10824/PS2

DOI: 10.1007/s10824-013-9208-8

Access Statistics for this article

Journal of Cultural Economics is currently edited by Kathryn Graddy and Samuel Cameron

More articles in Journal of Cultural Economics from Springer, The Association for Cultural Economics International Contact information at EDIRC.
Bibliographic data for series maintained by Sonal Shukla () and Springer Nature Abstracting and Indexing ().

Page updated 2020-11-26
Handle: RePEc:kap:jculte:v:38:y:2014:i:4:p:315-330