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MP3's and the Music Industry - MP3's and the Music Industry The Internet is now being used in many exciting and interesting ways. The music industry, however, has come to feel that it may be being abused. There are countless web sites offering information on how to obtain contemporary music, with and without permission from the creators. Using a fairly expensive recording device, such as Diamond Multimedia's Rio portable MP3 music player, consumers are supposedly able to download unauthorized music placed on MP3 sites. There are two distinct sides to the mp3 issue....   [tags: mp3 digital music]
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Music and the MP3 - Music is a form of artistic expression that encompasses almost all aspects of human society. Its uses within our lives range from simple entertainment to complex marketing and persuasion tools because of its ability to define our culture. Music may be seen as harmless and unproblematic, but looking at the structure behind its distribution provides insight to an extremely different realm of copyright laws and intellectual property rights. When one pays for copyrighted music, it is assumed that the money would go to the artists in the form of royalties as well as commission for the recording label that is distributing the compact disk or other formatted medium....   [tags: Music and Technology, copyright laws] 1066 words
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The Mp3 Controversy - MP3 technology, short for MPEG-1 Layer 3, first appeared on the Internet in the late 1990’s, and as time passed users could retrieve the musical works of artists or groups by accessing a website or file-sharing utility. This not only gave exposure to these musicians, but it also gave smaller, less known artists chances at exposure. Mp3.com began some years later, a website initiated for the soul purpose of allowing local musicians with recorded albums or demos to publish their works to the mainstream Internet, and gained much popularity as MP3 became more eminent....   [tags: Music Copyright] 1663 words
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The Music Industry's Fear of the MP3 - Corporate Fear of the MP3 The mp3 audio format is widely championed as the new great leveling format in the music business and the savior of local and unknown performers in the face of conglomerate-owned record labels, portrayed as giant, bloated entities who fear and despise the new format and seek to curtail its popularity and accessibility. In reality, the mp3 format is no different than previous innovations in portable recorded music software -- vinyl, cassette tapes, or compact discs all improve on their predecessors in sound quality and portability -- the mp3's novelty is its extreme accessibility, and once a conglomerate fully realizes the potential with which to exploit the new medi...   [tags: Media Delivery Digital Music]
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Advantages and Disadvantages of MP3 Technology - Advantages and Disadvantages of MP3 Technology *Works Cited Not Included MP3s, a breakthrough in technology or are they just another bomb waiting to explode on us. Some say they are good while others argue that they are not just bad, but horrific to musicians that want to make it to the top. MP3's are used widely by teenagers on their home computer, usually illegally and are constantly being threatened by the producer of the music. Billions of dollars are being lost due to the Internet craze of the MP3 technology mainly because no one is buying the legal music from record stores anymore, its like a style gone dead....   [tags: Pro Con Essays] 2186 words
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Competition In The Mp3 Player Industry - Introduction: Do you remember a time when Transistor Radios were the most technologically advanced form of listening to music. Or how about in 1984 when Sony introduced the Walkman. These are the key radios and handheld devices that led to the creation of the handheld CD player, and into the craze that is now the MP3 Player. Technology is a fast paced market. Much like Darwin used the term “Survival of the Fittest” to play upon natural selection and predominance, it can be found in the technology industry today....   [tags: Business Analysis Market] 1722 words
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MP3 - INTRODUCTION Two years ago, MP3 was just another audio compression format. Today, it's a Net phenomenon that's at the center of an enormous controversy. That's because MP3 makes it possible for people with an Internet connection to bypass record stores (and cashiers) and download CD-quality music by their favorite artists--for free. MP3 is great for music lovers and cheapskates, who can download funky tunes to their hearts' content without spending a dime; however, it's a nightmare for musicians and record companies, who can only watch helplessly as their profits drop into a digital black hole....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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MP3 - A Controversial Technology - MP3 - A Controversial Technology Technology is constantly changing and reinventing itself. With every new invention there will be controversy on how it affects the industry it is within. There will also be those who exploit the new technology is some way or form. MP3’s is an example of a controversial break through in technology. The question arises should the music industry embrace the opportunities MP3’s can offer or fight it. MP3 is an audio compression that speeds up the transfer of digital music files....   [tags: Expository Essays] 573 words
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Mp3: A Boundary or a Bridge? - This is a revised version of MP3. Theoriginal Sucked ass so I took some liberties with it so as not to get an F. This one should be much better...... Mp3: A Boundary or a Bridge. One of the newest, most exciting and innovative ways to get music these days is not in the mall and not at a huge mega-sized electronic store, it's not even by a mail order CD club. It’s the computer. It sits conveniently on a desk and now allows access to every imaginable genre of music, twenty-four hours a day, rain or shine, snow or sleet, in the comfort of your own home....   [tags: essays research papers] 855 words
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MP3 - Mp3 argument The Next Revolution in Music Technology: Make or Break. Throughout life I have encountered several different mediums of music including eight-track recordings, vinyl records, cassette tapes, mini-discs, digital audio tapes (DAT), and compact discs. I have always considered the CD to be the greatest technological advancement (as a medium of music) of my generation because it was the first digital audio format made readily available to the general public. Because of the CD, people were hearing music like they had never heard it before - exactly as it would sound in the artist’s recording studio....   [tags: essays research papers] 1291 words
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MP3 - As most of us know, downloading mp3’s has seemed to be a big computer demand over these past couple of years. Typical college students around the United States would spend hours downloading files to their computer that would just contain their favorite songs they listen to daily. But why are these students wasting their time and their Internet use downloading simple songs they could find on CD’s. Well the main idea here is that most of the mp3’s that people download off the Internet are free. You do not have a fee to pay when you download this music....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Mp3 and the Music Industry - Mp3 and the Music Industry Imagine a world where you did not go to the music store and buy a CD. You would have $15 extra in your pocket every time. Now you ask 'why would I not go out and buy CD's. I like to hear groups I like'. The answer is simple. There is something new out there in the world that makes it possible for you to never buy a CD again. There is only one catch: it's illegal. Illegal in the sense that you are committing copyright infringement every time you participate in this new format....   [tags: Papers] 966 words
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MP3 - What is an MP3 An MP3 is a recorded high-quality audio (voice and music) file which can be distributed over the Internet, and played on any multimedia computer with the right sound card and speakers. MP 3 is simply a file format that compresses a song into a smaller size so it is easier to move around on the Internet and store. MPEG is the acronym for Moving Picture Experts Group. This group has developed compression systems used for video data. For example, DVD movies, HDTV broadcasts and DSS satellite systems use MPEG compression to fit video and movie data into smaller spaces....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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MP3 - What is the hottest buzzword around the Internet today. What topic has replaced ‘sex’ as the most searched for term on the web. The answer to both of these questions is MP3 audio. MP3 stands for MPEG 1 Layer 3 Audio, which is a digital audio compression format developed by the Moving Picture Experts Group. It takes a CD audio file and gets rid of all the frequencies on the song that can’t be heard by the human ear, thus ridding the data file of much wasted space. With compression, the files turn out to be around four times smaller than the original with the same, near CD quality audio....   [tags: essays research papers] 679 words
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MP3 - Executive summary It's only been about three years since a little known extension of an audio compression technique-MPEG-2 Audio Layer-3 or MP3-opened the door to being able to send large volumes of CD-quality music over the Internet by pack the equivalent of several commercial compact disks onto the equivalent of one CD platter (Lange 01). It also initiated the veritable floor of pirating activity by an underground community students and hackers. Hundreds of MP3 Internet sites sprung up overnight....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Innovations: The MP3 Player, the Internet, and Cell Phones - In the past 100 years or so, human life has seen a lot of change. The discoveries in the last century have mad human life more comfortable than one could have ever imagined. No one could have thought back then that I can actually get a video of whatever is going on in any part of the world on my television set. Nor seen your friends and family in a split second on computer, or cell phone. To listening to music walking down the street with a device no bigger then a Zippo lighter. The most influenced innovation that have benefited mankind with communication and entertainment are mp3 players, the internet, and cell phones....   [tags: technology, ] 599 words
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MP3 - MP3 Subject: MP3 One of the most exciting and innovative ways to get music these days is not in the mall and not at a huge mega electronic store, it's not even by a mail order CD club, it sits right on a desk and can allow you access to almost any kind of music available right in our home. Technology is changing the way we listen to music now downloading an MP3 from the Internet is as easy if not a lot easier than going to the store and buying the CD....   [tags: essays research papers] 962 words
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MP3 File Sharing and the Future -    Abstract: This paper discusses the ethical and legal issues of online sharing of  MP3 music files.  The technology exists to effectively distributes music to consumers, and the recording industry is trying to stop this practice as they fear that they will lose revenue.  Many artists, whose music is being shared, support the technology.  By working together, on-line file-swapping companies and the recording industry could revolutionize the way music is distributed to consumers.               Everyone who uses the Internet has heard of some way to swap MP3 files back and forth.  A lot of people who don't even use the Internet have heard of Napster, Scour, Aimster, Gnutella, etc.  Why is...   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]
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MP3 - The advancements in technology haven’t only improved how we work, it has also improved how we play. There is a whole new aspect of entertainment being developed by this technology. Not only are video games reaching new highs, but there are also new types of entertainment emerging. There are now new ways to listen to music, via MP3s. MP3 is “Shorthand for Moving Picture Experts Group-1, Audio Layer-3”(Isenberg). MP3s are files that are compacted and able to be downloaded. They contain songs that have been recorded from a CD onto a computer....   [tags: essays research papers] 721 words
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MP3 Piracy - MP3 PIRACY TOPIC PARAGRAPH: The trading of MP3's or digital music over the Internet is all ways going to be prevalent part of the music industry, and is an unrealistic goal to try to control. The cost of controlling the piracy issues over the Internet would cost record companies more money than what they are losing due to MP3 trading. The record industry is trying to fight the major sites and companies in court with copyright suits. Quinlan states “ Although downloading music over the Internet and playing it back on computer or portable digital music players has become increasingly popular, major record labels have been slow to embrace distribution over the Web because of...   [tags: essays research papers] 1695 words
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Sharing Pirated MP3’s - Sharing Pirated MP3’s The sharing of MP3 music and its legality is a major issue in our legal system at this time. It has been a battle in the courts for several years now. It all began with the legendary downfall of the original bad boy of sharing, Napster. Despite the legal actions of the music industry, the file sharing community continues to thrive. Millions of users still log on to a handful of programs and illegally trade MP3’s and other computer programs. College students are suspected to be one of the major culprits of People to People file sharing....   [tags: File Sharing Essays]
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MP3 Player versus Mini iPod - MP3 Player versus Mini iPod Sony is the world’s leading portable entertainment manufacturer, and Apple iPod is the most famous MP3 player. After Apple introduces their new product mini-iPod, Sony brings in their new MP3 player, NW-MS90D. The original iPod is a very successful product, but can it continue to be the best on a smaller device as mini-iPod or Sony will be the best smallest MP3 player. I will compare them with the specifications from their official webpage. First of all, we look at their size....   [tags: Compare Comparison Contrast Essays]
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MP3 File Sharing Hurts America - MP3 File Sharing Hurts America Before the present time of computers and various media player technology, trading music files on the internet was practically unheard of. Today MP3 music files have become file format that is widely “swapped” over the internet. The problem with trading MP3's is that it violates copyright laws. However, this hasn’t stopped the tens of millions of file sharing software users who continue swap MP3’s. MP3 piracy is a costly business for many companies, and the disadvantages outweigh the advantages of “P2P” file sharing....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Essays] 930 words
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MP3, Amateur Musicians and Music Distribution -   Abstract:    Relatively little attention has been given to the effect of digital music on amateur musicians and music distribution. Here, I examine the revolution on the horizon-sites such as MP3.com herald the eventual bridging of the gap between artist and listener while shrinking the record companies. In this paper I examine two such sites that host independent and labeled artists alike: the larger, better-known MP3.com and the smaller, independent, non-profit Songfight. I examine how they each handle the challenges of digital music and their attraction for artists while concluding that a change in the recording industry as we know it is forthcoming....   [tags: Free Essays Online]
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Product Review of RioVolt MP3 Player - Product Review of RioVolt MP3 Player When the very first MP3/CD players arrived at MP3.com last year, we fell in love. This invention that shuttled hundred-song CDs around—CDs that previously would only play on other computers—was pretty darn exciting to geeks like us. So excited, in fact, that we overlooked that half the players didn't work, and the rest lacked the barest features anyone would ask for. The honeymoon didn't last long. One look at all the CD burners dotting the suburban countryside indicated the hunger for a quality player was too strong for these half-baked first generation players to satisfy....   [tags: Papers] 385 words
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Product Review: The Cowon V5 32 GB MP3 Player - The Cowon V5 32 GB MP3 Player (Black) is superbly built with a hard rock casing. It has 32GB of raw space which can be used for 9500 songs or 25 hardcore action movies. Apart from all the moving data you can even store 320,000 images. Yes the Cowon V5 32 GB MP3 Player (Black) has distinctive features which are rare in an mp3 player. The Cowon V5 32 GB MP3 Player (Black) has a 4.8inch wide screen which can be used for viewing HD movies. The display is of 800X400 pixel resolution type with 16million WVGA colors....   [tags: Product Review ] 548 words
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MP3's Benefit both Consumers and Record Companies - You read the newest interview of your favorite band talking with Rolling Stone. In that interview, they are asked whom they are listening to these days. The answer is not what you expected. The rest of the interview is all about this new band that they are raving about. Who is this new band, and why do they seem so great. You quickly log onto your computer and start downloading a song from this mysterious band. The download completes, and the song is awesome. Now you know why this group is respected musically by the ones you respect in the business....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Essay Examples]
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Apple iPod versus Other Mp3 Players - Nowadays, we see more and more people leisurely walking around with music devices called IPODS, MP3s and walkmans. When I mention “IPODS” I guess everyone knows what it is, the most popular device in the world. IPODS have only been around for a short period of time, yet it has been the most common music device around. IPODS could be said one of the dearest in money terms. I have seen IPODS valued from 100 to 500 dollars. This is such a big surprise. Not wanting to be informal, a total rip-off. What has happened to the old time, favourited MP3s....   [tags: essays research papers] 453 words
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Compressing, Transferring and Storing Audio Data - ... It was a derivative of Bradenburg’s initial work on his doctoral theses in addition to further enhancements from AT&T, and Hannover University and Thomson Consumer Electronics. The initial proposals were referred to as Layers. MUSICAM was called Layer 1 and had lower complexity than the higher performance, ASPEC which was referred to as Layer 3. These technologies were included in the MPEG-1 standard. In 1995 the name “mp3” was chosen as a file extension name for MPEG Layer 3 computer files....   [tags: MP3 technology, MPEG]
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Legal Issues of The Napster Website - Napster, an idea from the head of a teenager redefined the Internet and the music industry forever. The Napster website concept is simple: its creator hoped to design a "program that allows computer users to swap MP3s with one another directly (aka Peer to Peer File Sharing), without going through a middleman. Napster had achieved a tremendous level of success, but it once was a controversial service that spurred what is still one of the greatest Internet-related debates: Just because we can get the music we want without paying for it, should we?, although it is technically a file sharing program that has a central server....   [tags: music industry, napster, mp3] 914 words
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The Development of Digital Music - Introduction According to Wikipedia, digital music is the “technology that can be used to record, store, generate, manipulate and reproduce sound using audio signals.” These are embedded in a digital form. Digital music has been developed since the 1970’s and has replaced analog studio technology greatly. Digital music has led to growth of music downloads because it is simpler for a music listener to download music straight away from sites like iTunes and Google Play, instead of going out to a shop to buy a hard copy like a cd....   [tags: downloads, mp3, piracy] 1294 words
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Product Review: The Creative Zen X-Fi 16 GB Video MP3 Player with Wireless LAN and Built-In Speaker - Technology is developing day by day and we can see the advancement too. The Creative Zen X-Fi 16 GB Video MP3 Player with Wireless LAN and Built-In Speaker (Black/Silver) is one of the best gadgets you can use for listening music. It has an inbuilt wireless LAN system which can be connected for accessing internet. Well no one guessed that we would be accessing internet on the mp3 player. It has other features too which work perfect and ensure you get different playback options. Technical specifications  Capacity: 16 GB  Size: 3.3 x 2.2 x 0.5 inches (W x H x D)  Weight: 2.4 ounces  LCD: 2.5-inch TFT 16.7 million color LCD; 320 x 240 resolution  Storage Capacity: 16 GB (4,000 songs, 60 ho...   [tags: Product Review ] 579 words
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iTunes And The Digital Music Industry - iTunes and The Digital Music Industry On April 28, 2003 Apple revolutionized the music industry by creating the iTunes Music Store. For the first time consumers were able to purchase digital music that was immediately ready for download onto their iPod mp3 players. However, since the start songs downloaded from iTunes have protected by a digital rights management (DRM) scheme known as fair play. Soon after Apple opened their store several other companies opened competing stores, each with their own unique DRM scheme....   [tags: Music MP3] 1391 words
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Music and Digital Piracy - ... In 2002, the RIAA reported that CD sales had fallen by 8.9 percent and revenues fell 6.7 percent over from the previous year. This trend has continued over the past decade. According to the IFPI (International Federation of the Phonographic Industry), the recording industry lost sales $4.6 billion worldwide due to piracy. (Krasilovsky & Shemel, 2009) 361 million CDs were sold in 2008, which was down almost 20 percent from the previous year. About 84 percent of all album purchases were CDs, down from 90 percent the year before....   [tags: MP3, CDs sell] 1018 words
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The Napster Debate - The Napster Debate 1. Background The Napster software (http://www.napster.com), launched early in 1999, allows internet users to share and download MP3 files directly from any computer connected to the Napster network. The software is used by downloading a client program from the Napster site and then connecting to the network through this software, which allows sharing (uploading and downloading) of MP3 files between all users connected to the network. While Napster does not condone copyright infringement, there is no opportunity in the software to stop this, or for royalties to be paid to artists whose songs are being duplicated for free....   [tags: Software, mp3]
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Monopolistic Competition - Are you an extensive traveller. Do you love music. Then your answer is a MP3 Player, a device that allows you to listen to your favorite music on the go. There is nothing like putting on the head set, laying back and listening to some refreshing music when you are exhausted. This is when a MP3 player comes in handy. MP3 players have dominated the market in a huge way and companies would be ready to pay a handsome amount for some off the basket innovation that would lead their company all the way the top....   [tags: MP3 Player, Persuasive Essay ]
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Music in the Information Age - The idea that music is information tends to turn people's heads. The art of information stands as the largest growing field in both business and society. How does the age-old art of music fit into this category. Can music even be considered information. The rising popularity of mp3's proves that people value music as a source of information. Hundreds of groups are advertising their band on the web at mp3.com, from popular music groups to those struggling to make a name in society. The web sites serve as a vehicle for bands to display their message to the public in an uncensored atmosphere....   [tags: mp3 digital music] 895 words
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Against Illegal Music Downloading - Flash back to October, 1997. The punk rockers who call themselves Green Day prepare to release the much anticipated follow-up album to Dookie, Nimrod. Every kid between the ages of 10 and 20 is ready to pounce on the album when it hits stores. Every one of my friends begs their parents to take them to the store on that cold Tuesday morning. The older kids ditch class to get in line at the local Best Buy. The album sells 80,000 copies in the first week and over 2 million before the new Millennium ....   [tags: MP3 File Sharing P2P] 1740 words
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Peer To Peer Piracy - Peer To Peer Piracy Everyone loves good tunes, and that’s okay. In this media heavy society, everyone has a favorite type of music, or a favorite artist. However, expanding one’s horizons in music beyond mainstream was terribly expensive, until Napster. Napster, Shawn Fanning’s brainchild, was a revolution. People began trading music over the internet through peer to peer file sharing, and next thing you know, everyone could have thousands and thousands of songs. Napster had shown a society a method for getting what they wanted, for free....   [tags: File Sharing Network MP3]
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Media and Modern Society - The children of modern society differ on polar opposite scales as compared to children of previous generations. Anything that does not have an on and off switch is considered old fashioned and obsolete. Our society has trained children to surround themselves with electronic devices such as cellphones, MP3 players, gaming consoles and most importantly, television. Television plays a significant role in everyday life since it is more widely available than it was a couple of decades ago. The media is easily accessible through the television, allowing for positive and negative influences to take place....   [tags: Technology, TV, MP3 Players, Electronic Devices] 1784 words
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What Digital Music Distribution is and Why it is Significant - What Digital Music Distribution is and Why it is Significant What's at Stake. Traditionally, music has been recorded to physical media, like CD or cassette now or like vinyl in the past, and distributed to music consumers through retail stores. "Digital music distribution" simply involves the transport of the product, recorded music, to the consumer via a non-physical, digital method According to Mark Hardie, a senior analyst at Forrester Research, "consumers want a digital music format that allows a great deal more control of the content they choose…it is inevitable that we will have a music industry that distributes it products digitally.” Music recording industry - annual worldwide re...   [tags: Music Technology MP3 Consumerism Essays] 4558 words
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Music Piracy - Music Piracy: From the Pirates Perspective I don't wear a black patch over my eye. I don't have any missing limbs, replaced by a hook or a wooden leg that clicks when I walk. I have never owned a parrot; I don't have a cool name like Black Beard or Calico Jack; I don't even have a big, black hat. Though I lack all the defining characteristics, I am a pirate. My ship is a laptop computer and my booty is not measured by dollars and cents, but by precious kilobytes. With the aide of my spy glass, the KaZaa Media Desktop, I discern my next target....   [tags: mp3 music] 1210 words
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Ipod Vs. Zune - The year was 2001, a year that most Americans will remember as the year the changed our lives forever. It was the year that the World Trade Center was attacked by a terrorists group out of the Middle East called Al Queda. War was in our future and our outlook out the United States went from being the invincible superpower to a country susceptible to any kind of outside terror. What we do forget though is that there was something else that was about to change our world forever in a technological way....   [tags: MP3 Music Player] 1726 words
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MP3 and Music - Digital Recording and Distribution - The Possibilities and Problems of Digital Recording and Distribution      Abstract: This essay deals with the creative possibilities generated by the influx of inexpensive and easy to use digital recording software, hardware, and digital distribution techniques.  One of the main themes of the essay is the problem of upholding creativity and artistic integrity in an unmediated digital environment.    What would you say if I told you that I had bought entire paragraphs of this paper online?  You would probably accuse me of plagiarism and disregard the contents of the essay.  However, many contemporary composers and their listeners consider the practice of buying digital "loops" of mus...   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]
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Apple iPod - Apple Inc.(iPod) Apple Inc, formerly Apple Computer Inc. is an American multinational corporation which focusing in designing and manufacturing consumer electronics and also developing software products. Apple was founded in Cupertino, California on April 1, 1976 by Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak, and Ronald Wayne . Apple are developing, selling, and supports a series of personal computers, portable media players, mobile phones, computer software, computer hardware, and hardware accessories . iPod, The new way of listening music (the 1st and 2nd generation) Out of all their products, the iPod is their most successful product since its introduction on October 23rd, 2001....   [tags: Consumer Electronics MP3 Players] 1439 words
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Apple iPod from Business Perspective - Technology has changed in the terms of portable music and with the invention of the Apple iPod in 2001, the ease and accessibility to download and listen to music has never been easier. Apple has developed a device that weighs no more than 6.2 ounces (and as few as 3.6 ounces) and can hold up to 10,000 songs. Despite the weak market overall, the market for digital media is undeniably hot and barring a consumer spending meltdown, it should stay that way. In light of current computer market conditions, Apple is wise to leverage a moderately priced consumer product like iPod to generate revenue....   [tags: mp3 digital music player consumer electronics] 2737 words
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Piracy of Digitized Music - The music industry has developed in a series of technological advances, from the development of vinyl to the digitization of music and the creation of formats such as compact disc (CD), digital audiotape, and minidisk (Leyshon 2001). Although the digitized music facilitates consumers, it causes the appearance of piracy and the drop of sales. The subject of piracy has occurred for a certain period. Since 1920's, music piracy has appeared into the world with the production of cassette tapes, voice recorders, and CDs, which brought a new kind of event to court....   [tags: Music Piracy, Digitized Music, MP3, Music, ] 1012 words
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Intellectual Property and the Future of the Music Industry - Corruption, Conscience, and Copyright: The Current State of Intellectual Property and the Future of the Music Industry “Today’s pirates operate not on the high seas but on the Internet, in illegal CD factories, distribution centers, and on the street. The pirate’s credo is still the same--why pay for it when it’s so easy to steal. The credo is as wrong as it ever was. Stealing is still illegal, unethical, and all too frequent in today’s digital age. That is why RIAA [Recording Industry Association of America] continues to fight music piracy.” – RIAA.com The human conscience is a powerful tool....   [tags: Copyright MP3 File Sharing RIAA]
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Convergance Culture And Trends Of Music Sharing Online - Using an illustrative case study from the Web (site, application, event, etc.), analyze and discuss the significance of what Henry Jenkins calls ‘convergence culture’. Make specific reference to two or three of the major areas of tension he identifies as shaping the contemporary media environment. Significant innovations have occurred across the business or intermediate services sectors and the domestic or consumer service sectors, across the fields of entertainment, communication, and information sharing and the website that I am using for my case study is one of them....   [tags: Culture Mp3 music peer to peer] 1445 words
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