It didn’t have to be perfect to sell, the message just had to be there. People worried more about the lyrics than their looks. Now it’s the opposite. The lyrical content is lacking intelligence and creativity but those pop singers sure do look good. With the rapid pace that technology is evolving what will the future bring?
Development in computer technology has also made a big impression on music. Many things within these fields have enabled artists to connect with their fans in a way they couldn’t before, and on a lower budget. In this paper, the discussion will be about all of these topics, and about the factors that help transform the music industry into something altogether easier for new people to contribute. History: Back in the early 1980’s, record labels controlled what people could hear through airplay, record distribution and manufacturing, and selective promotion of music based on their judgement of their audience. An artist’s only feasible option was to go through this system.
Business of pop culture - the reasons behind It can be seen that nowadays there is a fierce competition for consumer's entertainment dollar, which created a variety of business opportunities of pop culture. The ease of accessing pop culture are the main reason behind. Firstly, the writer observed that there is a rising number on free-of-charge access and illegal downloads. Second, the portability and the ability to download a file on multiple platforms also changing the form of business and ways of delivery. The last one is the delayed viewing and listening is also available today.
Many artists believe that people who are downloading their music are stealing from them and they are striving to stop it. On the other hand, many artists and music lovers are happy with the new technology of music downloading. I believe that there is a way to reach a happy medium in-between these two groups to solve this problem. With a few website modifications, along with some minor changes in the music world, we will be able to leave this problem behind us. Thanks to today’s technologies, music can be compacted into MP3s and sent all across the Internet.
Since online downloading has been used or introduced the selling of actual CD’s has decreased. People have found online downloading cheaper so they found no need to buy CD’s. Plus people have also found online downloading much easier so they don't need to waste their time going out and looking for the CD they want then can’t seem to fi... ... middle of paper ... ...on two, variety. With all these new changes music couldn't stay the same they had to spice it up a little. Music needed that extra umph so other artists that are not really that known took the original song and remixed it.
People constantly utilize music as one of the major means of self-expression for representing who they actually are. According to DeNora, “One of the first things music does is to help actors to shift mood or energy level…‘care of self”. Here music simply becomes self-regula... ... middle of paper ... ...usic because it is “really good for something”. It apparently becomes good for entertainment and due to this; feelings and emotions have an immediate relevance. It greatly appeals to the commercial market and also the taste of many young and hip.
The new device created a large amount of controversy. Suddenly, people could record and copy television shows and movies and do with the content what they pleased. Film studios and television networks feared the consequences of the consumer-empowering VCRs. After a significant amount of debate and lawsuits about copyright and ethical issues surrounding VCRs, manufacturers and content-providers began to relax as consumers widely purchased the devices and in turn, began renting more videos.i In the end, everyone won as VCRs created a new movie rental market and also benefited consumers. These days, technology does not need to be revolutionary to scare people and cause controversy; it only needs to be evolutionary, in that large technological leaps are not as important.
They've produced five studio albums as well as the soundtrack for the film “Tron: Legacy” and have had multiple number 1 hits and are still currently together. The band is well known for their odd and mysterious behavior and always appear in concert or photographs wearing their signature robot helmets. They also never speak and try their best to stay out of the public eye. This is done so that the focus is on their music and not on them as individuals. One could also imagine this helps in living a more normal life outside of the troubles of constantly being recognized.
Popular music guides music artists to produce what is in high demand, which results in pseudo-individualization and standardization (Allen, 2005). It consists of a variety of themes that are presented by different music artists on a regular basis. One of the well-known themes is exploiting sexuality and gender in order to be successful. Social constructions versus essentialism are highlighted components that are constantly expressed in today’s popular music culture. Today’s popular music consists of a variety of sexual references to attract consumers.
Many bands/artists have recognised this and have made their own record labels so they can have their own means of music distribution. Some examples of these would be Nothing Records, owned by Trent Reznor of Nine Inch Nails, and Morning Records, owned by the Cooper Temple Clause. In conclusion, music has evolved substantially from its early days as a form of basic ceremonious compliments to a huge booming industry that plays a major role in our culture and it continues to change every day to suit the needs of the consumers, who enjoy music for what it is, rather than the profit that can be made from record labels. Works Cited Wikipedia