2016 Schedule

Interactive: March 11–15  •  Film: March 11–19  •  Music: March 15–20

Music Industry Indicators and Other Fun with Data

Thursday, March 17
5:00PM - 6:00PM

Austin Convention Center
Room 11AB
531 E 4th St

In finance, researchers use data to create simple statistics, referred to as indicators, that provide guidance for investment professionals. I've brought these methods over to the music industry in order to create indicators that provide simple, distilled indices for what types of artists and genres are currently part of the cultural zeitgeist (and how the current picture compares to history) as well as other metrics such as industry concentration and artist longevity. I will give an overview of these metrics and show how they can be used and accessed. In addition, I will discuss how data can be used to evaluate the effects of policy changes and other business events.

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Jodi Beggs at SXSW

Jodi Beggs


Northeastern University

Jodi is a lecturer in the economics department and the music department at Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts. Her focus is on bringing economic knowledge (especially behavioral econ...

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