Categories Old Blog Billboard 1982 Music Industry Review Post author By Streaming Machinery Post date October 22, 2010 2 Comments on Billboard 1982 Music Industry Review Just as there’s vibrant life in rock warhorses like the Rolling Stones and the Who, 1982 saw an almost two-decade old configuration – the prerecorded cassette- gain surprising momentum… Share:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window) ← 11 fictional characters assigned questionable taste in music → Tommy and Quadrophenia Live 2 replies on “Billboard 1982 Music Industry Review” What is it about this magic number, 1982? I just published this research today on how the stock market affects popular taste in music http://www.darwinversusthemachine.com/2010/10/how-the-stock-market-influences-the-hot-100-billboard-charts/ 1982 was the only year I found that was a little bit weird. Let me know what you think Hi there, Your research seems very interesting. This data set must be huge! How many songs were in the Billboard too 100 since 1955? Are you going to publish a paper? Your conclusions seem very counter-intuitive, dont they? I remembered some articles from earlier this year supporting the more intuitive conclusion. This one mentions it: http://contraryinvesting.com/social-mood-trends/why-the-stock-markets-direction-may-hinge-on-katy-perrys-next-hit-single/ I also curious about comparing the hit parade of 1955 with 2009. Music changed a lot independent of the stock market. How do the correlations behave in shorter time frames, say decade-by-decade? (I bookmarked both posts here for reference: http://musicfacts2.wordpress.com/2010/10/24/socionomics-and-pop-music-what-katy-perry%e2%80%99s-success-means-for-stocks/ Comment Cancel reply Enter your comment here... Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Email (required) (Address never made public) Name (required) Website You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Google account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Twitter account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Facebook account. ( Log Out / Change ) Cancel Connecting to %s Notify me of new comments via email. Notify me of new posts via email.