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Factors determining UK album success

Elliott, Caroline and Simmons, Robert (2011) Factors determining UK album success. Applied Economics, 43 (30). pp. 4699-4706. ISSN 0003-6846

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    Abstract

    This article uses a recently compiled dataset on the UK album sales to determine which factors contribute to best-selling album sales success. We control for factors including length of time since release, nationality of artist, artist type and album type, testing the increasing returns to information hypothesis. Information on general public online review scores for the albums in the dataset allows for a strong test of the accuracy of online reviews in predicting music sales, as online reviews are a relatively recent phenomenon, while the release of many of the albums predates the widespread use of Internet.

    Item Type: Article
    Journal or Publication Title: Applied Economics
    Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
    Departments: Lancaster University Management School > Economics
    ID Code: 55436
    Deposited By: ep_importer_pure
    Deposited On: 27 Jun 2012 14:37
    Refereed?: Yes
    Published?: Published
    Last Modified: 09 Apr 2014 23:41
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    URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/55436

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