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The Resource Digital renaissance : what data and economics tell us about the future of popular culture, Joel Waldfogel

Digital renaissance : what data and economics tell us about the future of popular culture, Joel Waldfogel

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Digital renaissance : what data and economics tell us about the future of popular culture
Title
Digital renaissance
Title remainder
what data and economics tell us about the future of popular culture
Statement of responsibility
Joel Waldfogel
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
How digital technology is upending the traditional creative industries--and why that might be a good thingThe digital revolution poses a mortal threat to the major creative industries--music, publishing, television, and the movies. The ease with which digital files can be copied and distributed has unleashed a wave of piracy with disastrous effects on revenue. Cheap, easy self-publishing is eroding the position of these gatekeepers and guardians of culture. Does this revolution herald the collapse of culture, as some commentators claim? Far from it. In Digital Renaissance, Joel Waldfogel argues that digital technology is enabling a new golden age of popular culture, a veritable digital renaissance. By reducing the costs of production, distribution, and promotion, digital technology is democratizing access to the cultural marketplace. More books, songs, television shows, and movies are being produced than ever before. Nor does this mean a tidal wave of derivative, poorly produced kitsch; analyzing decades of production and sales data, as well as bestseller and best-of lists, Waldfogel finds that the new digital model is just as successful at producing high-quality, successful work as the old industry model, and in many cases more so. The vaunted gatekeeper role of the creative industries proves to have been largely mythical. The high costs of production have stifled creativity in industries that require ever-bigger blockbusters to cover the losses on ever-more-expensive failures. Are we drowning in a tide of cultural silt, or living in a golden age for culture? The answers in Digital Renaissance may surprise you. -- Provided by publisher
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1962-
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Waldfogel, Joel
Index
index present
Language note
Text in English
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Popular culture
  • Cultural property
  • Cultural industries
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
  • Cultural property
  • Popular culture
  • Unterhaltungsindustrie
  • Digitale Revolution
Label
Digital renaissance : what data and economics tell us about the future of popular culture, Joel Waldfogel
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Publication
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Cover; Title; Copyright; Dedication; CONTENTS; Acknowledgments; 1 The Creative Industries: Risky, Expensive, and Worth Preserving; PART I: A TOUR OF SOME MAJOR CULTURAL INDUSTRIES: MUSIC, MOVIES, TELEVISION SHOWS, BOOKS, AND PHOTOGRAPHY; 2 Digitization in Music: Rock On?; 3 Digitization in Movies: Hollywood Ending?; 4 Digitization in Television: Has the Vast Wasteland Blossomed?; 5 Digitization in Books: Fifty Shades of Dreck?; 6 Digitization Further Afield: Photography, Travel Agents, and Beyond; 7 The Value of the Digital Renaissance: The Long Tail and a Whole Lot More
  • PART II: COMING ATTRACTIONS: FARM TEAMS, BUNDLING, PIRATES, VIKINGS, AND TROLLS8 The Digital Farm System, and the Promise of Bundling; 9 A Tale of Two Intellectual Property Regimes: Lessons from Hollywood and Bollywood; 10 Digitization, the French, and the Return of the Vikings; 11 Bridge Trolls: The Possible Threat of Technological Gatekeepers; 12 Crisis or Renaissance?; Notes; References; Index
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on1051770802
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1 online resource
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online
Isbn
9780691185439
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unknown
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computer
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rdamedia
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  • c
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22573/ctvc6381m
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not applicable
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unknown
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
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(OCoLC)1051770802
Label
Digital renaissance : what data and economics tell us about the future of popular culture, Joel Waldfogel
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Cover; Title; Copyright; Dedication; CONTENTS; Acknowledgments; 1 The Creative Industries: Risky, Expensive, and Worth Preserving; PART I: A TOUR OF SOME MAJOR CULTURAL INDUSTRIES: MUSIC, MOVIES, TELEVISION SHOWS, BOOKS, AND PHOTOGRAPHY; 2 Digitization in Music: Rock On?; 3 Digitization in Movies: Hollywood Ending?; 4 Digitization in Television: Has the Vast Wasteland Blossomed?; 5 Digitization in Books: Fifty Shades of Dreck?; 6 Digitization Further Afield: Photography, Travel Agents, and Beyond; 7 The Value of the Digital Renaissance: The Long Tail and a Whole Lot More
  • PART II: COMING ATTRACTIONS: FARM TEAMS, BUNDLING, PIRATES, VIKINGS, AND TROLLS8 The Digital Farm System, and the Promise of Bundling; 9 A Tale of Two Intellectual Property Regimes: Lessons from Hollywood and Bollywood; 10 Digitization, the French, and the Return of the Vikings; 11 Bridge Trolls: The Possible Threat of Technological Gatekeepers; 12 Crisis or Renaissance?; Notes; References; Index
Control code
on1051770802
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780691185439
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctvc6381m
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1051770802

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