An Economic Approach to the Plagiarism of Music

  • Samuel Cameron

Part of the Cultural Economics & the Creative Economy book series (CECE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Samuel Cameron
    Pages 61-88
  3. Samuel Cameron
    Pages 89-122
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 123-141

About this book


This book is an economic analysis of plagiarism in music, focusing on social efficiency and questions of inequity in the revenue of authors/artists. The organisation into central chapters on the traditional literary aspect of composition and the technocratic problem of ‘sampling’ will help clarify disputes about social efficiency and equity. It will also be extremely helpful as an expository method where the text is used in courses on the music business.

These issues have been explored to a great extent in other areas of musical content—notably piracy, copying and streaming. Therefore it is extremely helpful to exclude consumer use of musical content from the discussion to focus solely on the production side. This book also looks at the policy options in terms of the welfare economics of policy analysis.


Music Plagiarism Economics of Music Economic model of production Property rights Social efficiency Composition plagiarism Sampling plagiarism Originality in music Rational choice economics

Authors and affiliations

  • Samuel Cameron
    • 1
  1. 1.BradfordUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2020
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Pivot, Cham
  • eBook Packages Economics and Finance Economics and Finance (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-42108-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-42109-0
  • Series Print ISSN 2662-4478
  • Series Online ISSN 2662-4486
  • Buy this book on publisher's site
Industry Sectors
Finance, Business & Banking