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Tuesday, May 7 • 4:00pm - 4:50pm
Frontier Economics Research on the Music Business

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Data, data, data. We know it’s good to have it and reams of it are available, but how can you extract real meaning from data? The Music Industry Research Association (MIRA) brings you three academic scholars who use rigorous methods to find surprising, actionable and interesting results on three critical topics: 1) With the domination of streaming, the new tastemakers for music have shifted from DJs to the likes of Spotify, Pandora and Apple. How much of an impact does a Spotify playlist have and does this decision reflect gender biases? 2) Advertisements are a revenue maker, but consumers are not always game to experience them. How many ads will a user consume before they flee? This question is answered by a remarkable controlled experiment that varied the number of ads that millions of Pandora users were exposed to. 3) What does it cost for that once-in-a-lifetime concert experience, and why have prices been rising faster than health care inflation?  Check out this analysis of the latest PollStar and Setlist data to find out what the real trends are and what determines touring revenue.

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Alan Krueger

Professor, Princeton University
Alan Krueger is a Professor of Economics and Public Affairs at Princeton University. He served as Chairman of President Barack Obama’s Council of Economic Advisers from 2011 to 2013 and was a member of the President’s Cabinet. Krueger has held a joint appointment in the Economics... Read More →
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David Reiley

Principal Scientist, Pandora
David Reiley is Principal Scientist in advertising science at Pandora. He has begun to focus his research and experiments on measuring the effects of advertising on consumer behavior. Before working at Pandora, Reiley worked at both Google and Yahoo! Research. He previously served... Read More →
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Jeannie Wilkinson

Executive Director, Music Industry Research Association (MIRA)
Jeannie Wilkinson is the Executive Director of the Music Industry Research Association (MIRA), a nonprofit that brings together a cross-section of researchers, academics, and industry professionals to study critical issues in the music industry. MIRA consists of economists, sociologists... Read More →
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Joel Waldfogel

Professor, University of Minnesota’s Carlson School of Management
Joel Waldfogel is the Frederick R. Kappel Chair in Applied Economics at the University of Minnesota’s Carlson School of Management, an affiliated faculty member at both Minnesota’s Department of Economics and Law School, and a Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic... Read More →

Tuesday May 7, 2019 4:00pm - 4:50pm

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