The current beat of the music economy
Nov 1, 2023

The current beat of the music economy

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Streaming platforms, live shows and new technologies have all altered the music landscape. We dig in.

Segments From this episode

The idea that realtors get a 6% just lost in court

Selling a home typically means paying a roughly 6% commission, which is divvied up among real estate agents and brokerages representing the seller and the buyer. But a verdict from a jury in Missouri could bring disruption.

Where the music industry stands since the depths of the pandemic

It looks like live music shows are generating more revenue than before the pandemic. But the number of shows has fallen.
Music stars like Taylor Swift have benefitted from the "premium-ization" of live music shows. But for artists in the middle, rising prices for everything that goes into touring has made it harder.
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The team

Leanna Byrne Host, BBC
Kelly Silvera Executive Producer
Meredith Garretson Morbey Senior Producer
Erika Soderstrom Producer
Alex Schroeder Producer
Ariana Rosas Producer
Dylan Miettinen Digital Producer
Jesson Duller Media Producer
Nick Esposito Media Producer
Nic Perez Director/Producer
James Graham Producer, BBC
Jo Critcher Producer, BBC
Naomi Rainey Producer, BBC
Lis Mahy Producer, BBC