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The Resource Copyright's excess : money and music in the US recording industry, Glynn Lunney

Copyright's excess : money and music in the US recording industry, Glynn Lunney

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Copyright's excess : money and music in the US recording industry
Title
Copyright's excess
Title remainder
money and music in the US recording industry
Statement of responsibility
Glynn Lunney
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Far more than 200 years, copyright in the United States has rested on a simple premise: more copyright will lead to more money for copyright owners, and more money will lead to more original works of authorship. In this important, illuminating book, Glynn Lunney tests that premise by tracking the rise and fall of the sound recording copyright from 1961-2015, along with the associated rise and fall in sales of recorded music. Far from supporting copyright's fundamental premise, the empirical evidence finds the exact opposite relationship: more revenue led to fewer and lower-quality hit songs. Lunney's breakthrough research shows that what copyright does is vastly increase the earnings of our most popular artists and songs. Doing so reduced their productivity. At the same time, copyright did very little to increase the earnings of, and hence increase the productivity of, artists at the margins. The net result: more revenue was associated with the release of fewer hit songs. This book should be read by anyone interested in how copyright operates in the real world
Cataloging source
DLC
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1962-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Lunney, Glynn
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Copyright
  • Music
  • Copyright
  • Music
  • United States
Label
Copyright's excess : money and music in the US recording industry, Glynn Lunney
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Introduction -- 2. The (Surprisingly Weak) Economic Case for Copyright -- 3. Copyright and Revenue in the Recording Industry -- 4. Measuring Music Output -- 5. The Search for a Correlation: Was More Money Associated with More or Better Music? -- 6. More Money Meant Less Music -- 7. Rationalizing Copyright
Control code
1012636952
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 238 pages
Isbn
9781316632796
Lccn
2017054437
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1012636952
Label
Copyright's excess : money and music in the US recording industry, Glynn Lunney
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Introduction -- 2. The (Surprisingly Weak) Economic Case for Copyright -- 3. Copyright and Revenue in the Recording Industry -- 4. Measuring Music Output -- 5. The Search for a Correlation: Was More Money Associated with More or Better Music? -- 6. More Money Meant Less Music -- 7. Rationalizing Copyright
Control code
1012636952
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 238 pages
Isbn
9781316632796
Lccn
2017054437
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1012636952

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