Empirical Evidence on the Role of Popularity in the Media


Oliver Budzinski and Julia Pannicke (Economic Theory Group, TU Ilmenau) published their paper "Does Popularity Matter in a TV Song Competition? Evidence from a National Music Contest" in the peer-reviewed academic outlet Creative Industries Journal. Utilizing data from a national music contest, the authors employ econometric methods to identify the influence of different types of pre-contest popularity of the contestants on the outcome of the competition.