The social network of contemporary popular musicians

TitleThe social network of contemporary popular musicians
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2007
AuthorsPark, J., Celma Ò., Koppenberger M., Cano P., & Buldú J. M.
Journal TitleInternational Journal of Bifurcation and Chaos (IJBC)
Volume17
Pages2281 - 2288
AbstractIn this paper we analyze two social network datasets of contemporary musicians constructed from allmusic.com (AMG), a music and artists’ information database one is the collaboration network in which two musicians are connected if they have performed in or produced an album together, and the other is the similarity network in which they are connected if they where musically similar according to music experts. We find that, while both networks exhibit typical features of social networks such as high transitivity, several key network features, such as degree as well as betweenness distributions suggest fundamental differences in music collaborations and music similarity networks are created.
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