Irish Economics Podcast


#23: Music Economics - Chris Carey

Season 2, Ep. 11

This episode features music economist Chris Carey. Chris is Head of International Marketing at TicketSwap and is a founder of the FastForward music conference. He is a former Global Insight Director at Universal and EMI, and a former Senior Economist at PRS for Music.

We explore how recent changes in technology and the market shape the music we listen to. We discuss how big data are used by the industry and how changes in our consumption habits influence the structure and format of music.

I'm a big music fan so this was something that I've always been curious about. My thanks to Chris for taking the time to go through these topics.

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