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The Effect of Unexpected Chart Positions on the Firm Value of Music Labels. An Event Study of Album Success

By Nima Mehrafshan, Bj\uf6rn Goerke and Michel Clement


We conduct an event study to (1) analyze whether investors revise their expectations about a music album\u2019s success when new chart information is published and (2) estimate how these revised expectations affect the value of a music label. We find that expectations about the success of an album are formed with respect to the performance of the promotional singles and that failure to meet these expectations leads to negative stock returns. However, unexpectedly high chart positions do not lead to significantly higher valuations of labels. The initial album success is anticipated at a very early stage when single charts are released one week prior to the release of the initial album charts.Eine vorherige Version wurde im Rahmen einer anderen kumulativen Dissertation bereits wie folgt ver\uf6ffentlicht: Mehrafshan, N. (2013). Essays on Value Creation in Marketing Management. Unver\uf6ffentlichte Dissertation. Universit\ue4t Hamburg

Topics: M31, O3, ddc:330, Event Study Methodology, Product Samples, Music industry, expectation model
Publisher: Kiel und Hamburg: ZBW - Deutsche Zentralbibliothek f\ufcr Wirtschaftswissenschaften, Leibniz-Informationszentrum Wirtschaft
Year: 2016
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Provided by: EconStor

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