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Embeddedness and the Production of Novelty in Music: A Multi-Dimensional Perspective

M Mauskapf, E Quintane, N Askin, J Mol

Academy of Management Proceedings | Academy of Management | Published : 2017


Creativity and innovation are central to cultural production, but what makes certain producers more likely to innovate than others? We revisit the concept of embeddedness to evaluate how different dimensions of social structure affect the production of novelty in music. Using original data on over 10,000 unique artists and 115,000 songs recorded and released between 1960 and 1995, we estimate how musicians’ social, cultural, organizational, and geographic embeddedness affects their propensity to create novel products. Results from a series of Relational Event Models (REM’s) suggest that artists who are highly culturally and geographically connected are more likely to create novel songs, espe..

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