International Journal of Music Business Research

The psychology of streaming: exploring music listeners’ motivations to favour access over ownership
International Journal of Music Business Research (2016) Vol. 5, No. 2, pp. 46-61

Digital streaming represents the most radical development in the way we experience music since the invention of automatic playback technologies two centuries ago. From zero ownership and on-demand access to a virtually limitless library of music via a disconnected financial ...

The Distinctiveness of Electronic Dance Music. Challenging Mainstream Routines and Structures in the Music Industries

To what extent is the Dance (or EDM) genre distinctive, when compared to the structures currently present in the dynamic music industries? We have combined a literature review with a qualitative analysis through interviews with prominent Dutch Dance label owners, ...

Innovation Diffusion in B2B Relations: New Song Diffusion in Radio Broadcasting

Through a multiple case study based on interviews with radio ediorial staff, this article provides insights in the selection process for the use of new songs in German radio broadcasting. Radio editors learn about new songs through different channels, the ...

Rockonomics Revisited: The Rise of Music Streaming Services and the Effect on the Concert Industry

According to Krueger (2005) the main reason for concert ticket prices for popular music to show a sharp increase between 1996 and 2003 is that artists felt less constrained frm increasing prices due to the erosion of the complementary relationship ...

The Evolution of Music Blogs: From a Fan's Passion to a Promotional Outlet

As music blogs have recently become an essential outlet for music and artist's promotion, this article looks at their evolution from simple fans' personal diaries to key collaborators of the music industry. Record labels went from suing blogs for digital ...

Music Consumption in Spain: From Analogue to Digital in the Shaping of Music

This paper analyses the relationship between the types of music consumed on Internet and the thought leaders for this new digital consumption: i.e. the social agents or new mediators that influence consumption. Mass consumption is determined by traditional mass media ...

Life Is Live: Experiencing Music in the Digital Age

The music industry has seen many changes over recent decades: one of the most discussed is the change in user behaviour and its implications for buying behaviour. Although music reception has become omnipresent in everyday life, the music industry has ...

The higher education of musicians and music industry workers in Germany

This article discusses the higher education of musicians and music industry workers within the field of Popular Music in Germany. For a successful education, which enables a long-term sustainable career within the music industry, we argue that students need both ...

Buried by administration: How the music industry is losing its creativity. An empirical study of German music labels and publishers

This paper highlights the results of a qualitative analysis of the German music industry and its small and medium sized enterprises (SME) with a focus on the conflicts between the artistic and commercial rationales. We interviewed eight individuals from record ...

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The International Journal of Music Business Research (IJMBR) as a double-blind reviewed academic journal provides a new platform to present articles of merit and to shed light on the current state of the art of music business research. Music business research is a scientific approach at the intersection of economic, artistic, especially musical, cultural, social, legal, technological developments that aims at a better understanding of the creation/production, dissemination/distribution and reception/consumption of the cultural good music. Thus, the IJMBR targets all academics, from students to professors, from around the world and from all disciplines with an interest in research on the music economy.

ISSN (Print) 2227-5789
Year started 2012
Indexed 29 articles
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