Music is a universal language, and without it the world would be bland. Since music is such an important thing in the world, over many decades the business of music has evolved in relation to the trends in society, especially in urban areas. The storytelling ability of rappers from urban areas has put money in the pockets of many different record executives, but not as close to the amount of money it has put into the pocket of the artist behind the music. The topic of urban music as a big business and the evolution of music distribution from CDs and cassettes to digital streaming is an important semester long research topic because a large number of rappers have experienced failure in the music industry and if upcoming rappers had the specialized
But which one is the real cause? Everyone knows that sharing/downloading music off the internet is “unethical” and that there are potential risks involved - but as Americans, it’s difficult to not take advantage of a free thing and that is why we haven’t stopped downloading over 20 billion songs per year. The music sharing phenomenon took off in the late nineties, as the internet was becoming increasingly popular, and a peer-to-peer file sharing network called Napster debuted online and helped jumpstart... ... middle of paper ... ...ing options. All these theories have somewhat contributed to the steady fall in album sales -2007 has seen some of the lowest sales in history and there seems to be no end in sight. As vinyl records lost popularity in nineties, physical CD’s are losing popularity now - which brings up one more question, what’s next?
From the results I was able to find out that music piracy does affect the music market by lowering the employment rate of the country as well as the total revenue received by the music market; however, the market has found other ways to protect their market like creating digital sales, which has worked as a way to increase revenue in the last 2 years. 1. Introduction: The music industry started in the mid 18th century with Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Through the decades there has been a great increase in this industry; however, the revenues for this industry have declined by half in the last 10 years. This has been caused by music piracy, which “is the copying and distributing of copies of a piece of music for which the composer, recording artist, or copyright-holding record company did not give consent” .
jobs lost • $2.7 billion in workers ' earnings losses • $422 million in tax revenue cost • $291 million in personal income forfeiture • $131 million in lost corporate income and production taxes. That said, the music publishing revenue model is changing quickly, and new opportunities are presenting themselves all the time. No business model remains unchanged forever - and the music industry has been woefully slow at recognizing this. (Cox, Economics 5070-76) Consumers are actually losing because of quality. They’re exposed to more choices than ever before, but the quality of the product is not on par with what can be legally paid for.
SECTION A Live performance: These days live performance is everything. Live music is for the fans to give them a way to see their idols. Live performance has changed so much with technology. From small artists to major artists live is what it’s all about, an example for a major artist after recording and finishing an album they need to get the road with the finished product to perform concerts and festivals. Albums cost generally a lot of money to produce from studio time to having your album distributed to vinyl,cd, digital etc.
It reduced the demand for CDs, increased the interest in singles and let people decide whether they want to pay for the new Prince album. This alone could be offset if all of the people pirating music would go to their favorite artists' shows. However, the hard economy has rapidly cut into people's ability to spend on luxury items and concerts rank right up there with sports in terms of practicality. This one-two punch has left the industry experimenting with different ideas trying to find their next revenue stream. No one is sure where the music industry will be in the next five years, but things are already changing.
Successful musicians made more money than the average bar band but they had to work extra hard to earn the money they made but even then sometimes it was not enough. Artists started to live on the streets; they weren’t making enough to survive even with other jobs. Record companies then realized that something needed to change they needed to get the word out about music or find a new way to sell it other than concerts and the radio. Eventually the music companies came up with something new. This new idea was the record.
Through the corporate strategy of a record label, self-preservation, and responses to the macro-environmental changes in the record industry, the need for commercial success challenges the creativity of the musician. Every business requires a corporate strategy in order to operate successfully. Corporate strategy involves adding value to a business and reaching specific goals, it deals very much with the vision of an organization in the long-run. In the case of record labels, corporate strategy deals heavily with who they will sign. When considering signing an artist, a record label will use corporate strategy to deal with the uncertainties of an artist (Negus 2013).
In addition to that, people are migrating from rural areas because of the opportunities in their jobs, which make the city to be crowded and full of waste. Moreover, there are too high proportion of consumption due to the increase in population and t... ... middle of paper ... ...hines. The result is eventually that people still need to be transferred to a big modern hospital in a big city (Anonymous, essayforum, 2009). As there are differences between city life and countryside life there are some similarities, such as both urban and rural areas have rich and poor people, education system, human activities, jobless people, harsh living conditions, services, and sources of income. In conclusion, rural and urban areas are differ in many ways including; population, environment, and services.
The Effect of Music on Behavior Music has a huge impact on the everyday lives of individuals in America today. It is an important part of the sociological self, which causes a person to feel and act in a certain manner. Sensual guitar playing, a suggestive song, hard rock power chords, or a tune from the past are all highly powerful forces in shaping one's actions. I have taken a particular interest in the way that different genres of music affect student's actions at this university. This paper will take into account the effects that particular genres of music have on people.