nep-cul New Economics Papers
on Cultural Economics
Issue of 2019‒05‒27
two papers chosen by
Roberto Zanola
Università degli Studi del Piemonte Orientale

  1. An economic analysis of the music industry and the consequences of digitization on value creation and transfer By Pierre Schweitzer
  2. Modern Russian moral conservatism in a transnational context By Uzlaner, Dmitriy (Узланер, Дмитрий)

  1. By: Pierre Schweitzer (LID2MS - Laboratoire Interdisciplinaire Droit des Médias et Mutations Sociales - AMU - Aix Marseille Université, AMU - Aix Marseille Université)
    Abstract: This article describes the upset of the music industry after 1999, in part under the influence of increasingly efficient digital technologies allowing for the copy and sharing of music files. Then the author analyses the value proposition of streaming services such as Spotify, as well as their influence on consumer welfare and that of artists. He then concludes on the overall positive effect of this new model.
    Abstract: Cet article décrit les bouleversements intervenus dans l'industrie de la musique enregistrée après 1999, notamment sous l'influence des technologies numériques permettant la copie et la distribution de fichiers musicaux. Puis l'auteur analyse la proposition de valeur des services de streaming musical tels que Spotify ainsi que leur influence sur le bien-être du public, celui des artistes présents sur ces plateformes numériques, avant de conclure sur l'aspect globalement positif de ce nouveau modèle.
    Keywords: Music,Digital,Streaming Music Platforms,Culture,Recorded music industry,Musique enregistrée,Numérique -- Usages,Spotify,Streaming,Musique,Numérique
    Date: 2019–02
  2. By: Uzlaner, Dmitriy (Узланер, Дмитрий) (The Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration)
    Abstract: This paper focuses on post-Soviet moral conservatism or conservatism of traditional values. The focus is on placing this phenomenon in a global transnational context. In particular, it is noted that this conservatism is one of the possible positions within the framework of the cultural conflict that divides modern societies. The origins of this conflict and, consequently, the ideology of traditional values date back to the realities of culture war in the United States of America in the second half of the twentieth century. In the 1990s, these culture wars turned out to be globalized and transferred to a transnational context. Along with this globalization of cultural wars, there is also the globalization of conservatism of traditional values. These processes are accompanied, on the one hand, by the formation of transnational alliances of conservatives, and on the other hand, by the export of cultural wars and their transfer to other contexts not affected by the modern cultural conflict. Contemporary Russian conservatism of traditional values is seen in this context as a result of exporting cultural wars into the Russian context. This conservatism turns out to be a hybrid of the conservative ethos of the late Soviet Union, reactions to the cultural revolution of the 1990s, and powerful transnational influences as a result of the processes described above.
    Date: 2019–04

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