P2_2 Complexity in popular music

Jonathan Stock, Jamie Sinclair, Nicolas Attree, Christopher Rivers


This paper looks at how self organisation can apply to the music industry. Two data sets, one of the 2010 UK top 100 and another of the UK top 60 ever are explored. These data sets are grouped by frequency, and plotted. It is found they largely obey a power law, and the reasons and implications of this relation are discussed.

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