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The Internet Is Destroying The Music Industry

- The Internet Has Been Good For Music Every adult, over the age of 18, has seen the changes the music industry has gone through since the introduction of the internet, digital downloading, and online streaming. These adults have heard that Tapes, CDs, MP3s, and the internet was going to destroy the industry. Have they destroyed it yet. According to Ian Morris, Author of the article, "Technology is Destroying the Music Industry, Which is Great for the Next Taylor Swift," music is changing, but the only thing the internet is destroying are the record labels....   [tags: Record label, Music industry]

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The Transformation Of The Music Industry

- THE TRANSFORMATION OF THE MUSIC INDUSTRY IN THE ADVENT OF MEDIA CONVERGENCE Remember Napster, the first peer-to-peer file sharing service found in 1999 that raised a ruckus in the music industry. Through Napster, web users copied digital recordings that thousands of other users could copy for free, ultimately creating “a copying frenzy” (Rose, 2000). The birth of digital file sharing created uproar in the music industry as the opportunities for piracy escalated (Freedman, 2003). Contrary, this forced the music industry to retaliate; causing monumental changes in the way music was created, formatted, distributed and consumed....   [tags: Music industry, Record label]

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The Success Of The Music Industry

- Who is your all-time favorite artist or band. Chances are you’ve seen them in concert one or five times, and perhaps you even bought a t-shirt to remember the night. Regardless of your musical preferences, fans just like you make up the audiences that every aspiring musician hopes to perform and create music for one day. Yet the most essential, and often overlooked, member of every band is one who never even steps foot on stage– it’s manager. They oversee the many business aspects of the band’s career, such as booking venues and promoting ticket sales....   [tags: Music industry, Record label]

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The Truth About the Music Industry

- Music is universally known as an expression of emotion, rebellion against the man, a way of life, a random collection of sounds, an annoying thing kids listen to, or even a vacation from everything, but in reality music is free of all definition. The industry involved in buying, selling and recording of music has grown so old, treacherous, and ignorant that it can not figure out the steps it needs to evolve with the rapidly expanding music industry. Musicians and fans alike are screaming about the dire need of some modern day innovation in the market....   [tags: Music Industry Research paper]

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The Effects Of Music On The Music Industry

- Spotify is one of the most popular streaming services. And since its breakthrough, access to music have never been easier – just type in the name of an artist or a song and press play. The advantage of it is that listeners gets to listen to their wanted music instantly and for free and artist gets paid royalties. But since spotify’s big breakthrough there has been big debates if free music streaming is going to kill the music industry or if it’s going to help it. From my, as a listeners point of view, Spotify is a great way of listening to music instantly – without downloading and having my computer’s memory loaded with thousands of mp3s also it can be easily accessible anywhere – on your co...   [tags: Record label, Music industry, Royalties, EMI]

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Impact Of Music On The Music Industry

- A large stage with a large sound reinforcement system and liberally seasoned with lighting, thick music filling the air; this is the setting for many popular concerts. Paris, 24th November 2014, the stage is set. With the audience plunged into darkness, the only light is from the flashing of glow sticks, the crowd start to chant and then the show begins. The lighting erupts into life along with the music and dancers take centre stage. A voice then announces the entrance of Lady Gaga and, rising from a platform underneath the stage, she greets the crowd and starts performing her first song....   [tags: Record label, Music industry, Business manager]

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The Evolution Of The Music Industry

- Over time the Music industry has experienced a great deal of change. A technology revolution has changed almost every aspect of the music industry, from the artist right through to the listener/consumer. Not unlike other forms of media, the music industry has been forced to move with the times, adapt to change and this has resulted in a difference for both the industry and the consumer. The industry has shifted from one where the supplier groups held all the power to an industry where the buyer groups now hold most of the power....   [tags: Record label, Music industry, Warner Music Group]

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The Bussnies Side of the Music Industry

- The music industry has changed in more ways than we could imagine. At first we started with artists just selling singles, then it transformed over to people buying albums, and forn then on iTunes started to sell songs for just cents. In the year 2005, Pandora was launched on the Internet and later they created a mobile app. Most of the artist’s music can be found on YouTube. Free downloads has affected this industry as well. The music industry has found many ways to let the fans listen to the music they love....   [tags: Music Industry, Artists, Singers, Singles, Music]

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Evolution Of The Music Industry

- Evolution – History – Music Industry Over time the Music industry has experienced a great deal of change. A technology revolution has changed almost every aspect of the music industry, from the artist right through to the listener/consumer. Not unlike other forms of media, the music industry has been forced to move with the times, adapt to change and this has resulted in a difference for both the industry and the consumer. The industry has shifted from one where the supplier groups held all the power to an industry where the buyer groups now hold most of the power....   [tags: Record label, Music industry, Warner Music Group]

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The Music Industry Has Affected By The Internet

- Has the Music Industry Been Affected by the Internet The internet is now being used in many interesting and curious ways. The music industry, although, has been abused by free websites. They are offering information on how to get new music without permission from the artists. People go to free websites and download all the unlimited music they want for free. This is really hurting the artist themselves. Since so many people download free music. Although the internet has also been saved by the music industry....   [tags: Music industry, Record label]

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The Music Industry And Technological Advancement

- “Until the development of the MP3, the majors welcomed technological innovations as opportunities to resell the same music over and over again with higher profits” (qtd. in Hracs 445). As the years have passed, technological advances significantly affected the production of music. The lack of industrial control, the fluctuation of labor, along with the uncertainty in the surrounding fields of labor, and the process of individuality and business management among independent musicians are results of this technological takeover....   [tags: Music industry, Record label, Record producer]

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The Infrastructure Of The Music Industry

- In this essay, I will layout and explain the infrastructure of the music industry, giving details about its major assets and real life examples of job roles within the sectors. I will also expand on the major record companies and their role in the industry, and I will focus on showing the well-oiled machine that the industry is. The music industry is a fundamental part of our modern society, and it has served to be essential over its lifetime. It’s provided hundreds of thousands of jobs in recent years, as well as a very substantial income....   [tags: Record label, Music industry, EMI, Royalties]

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Corporate Greed And The Music Industry

- Corporate greed is nothing new to the music industry, as its long history of artist exploitation continues today. While greed in business may not be seen as a bad thing, when it comes to the creative industries it is the fundamental evil between creativity and commerce. If the artist doesn’t make you money, you send them on their way, and if they do, you try to give as little as contractually possible to the artist themselves. Some labels will claim they are there for the music, and that they are a label that is loyal to its artists and are focused on the quality and integrity of the music and artist alike, but this couldn’t be further from the truth....   [tags: Record label, Music industry, Capitalism, EMI]

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The Music Industry : An Epic Fight With Youtube

- The music business is secured an epic fight with YouTube, the most famous on-interest administration, over the declining sovereignty rates the site pays per stream as it develops, and the trouble in distinguishing copyrighted material from the mass of recordings transferred on the site. The site intentionally offers record names a framework to naturally square, adapt or quiet their music on the site, coordinating sound documents with 99.7% exactness, the administration says, and a chance for marks to take advantage of client transferred content rather than simply turning to sending takedown takes note....   [tags: Music industry, EMI, Sony Music Entertainment]

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Adapting to the Digital Culture: Rethinking Rights and Compensation within the Music Industry

- Music can possess a lasting power to influence the lives of listeners and inspire future works of art. Copyrights give artists and their production teams a monopoly over their intellectual creations insuring their compensation is relative to their audience’s appreciation of the work for a set period. The U.S. Copyright Law in it’s inception saw the value of limiting this monopoly in order to encourage innovation of creative works. Over the years, a complex system of royalty compensation developed based on these copyrights divvied amongst all players within the collaborative production of sound recordings....   [tags: Music Industry]

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Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility in the Music Industry

- Since the music industry is quite diverse it is consequently impacted by a great number of ethical issues. The issues span across the production side to the consumptions side of music. They issues deal with things as inconsequential as lip syncing to the breaking of laws when stealing music. Although there are a lot of different areas that can be examined within the industry, the most important ethical issues fall under the category of compensation. The first major aspect of compensation is in regard to royalties....   [tags: Music Industry Analysis]

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Main Types Of Copyright Within The Music Industry

- Identify and briefly describe the 2 main types of copyright within the music industry. 1. Songwriter copyright is a protection for the lyrical content of a song giving it credible evidence that you own the music being written. 2. Sound Recording copyright is the protection to a song or album from the label’s engineers and producers perspective . 2. Imagine that you are an investor looking for a music project to invest in. Which opportunity is the “best bet” from your perspective as an investor, and why....   [tags: Record label, Music industry, EMI]

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The Music Recording Industry

- The biggest accomplishment for any artist is recognition, appreciation and success of there work. Therefore, you can imagine the hope and courage Chance the Rapper is giving all independent artist. Chance the Rapper was able to successfully release his album via apple music and later, many other streaming platforms without the support of any record label. The Album entitled “Coloring Book” is currently number 8 on Billboard’s critically acclaimed Top200 list based on stream listens alone. Chance is currently on tour where most of the shows are sold out....   [tags: Record label, Music industry, Recording contract]

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The Music Industry Has Been Controlled By The Major Record Labels

- Historically, the music industry has been controlled by the major record labels. Recent times have challenged the presence and dominance of major record labels and have shown that the music industry is an extremely complex system filled with a variety of ever-changing relations. Previously, major record labels controlled an extremely large portion of the industry, and in turn had a large influence on the market place. Without a doubt, major record labels still have a profound influence on the international and local market place, but to the extent in which they do, how technology is playing a role in their dominance, and how this effects New Zealand musicians and consumers is what I will be...   [tags: Record label, Music industry, EMI]

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Digital Distribution And Music Industry

- There are six key new market disruptions concerning the digital distribution of music: the creation of a new and broad customer base, the possibility of an annuity versus a per-unit revenue model, the gatekeeper advantage for a record company having proprietary access to a new digital distribution infrastructure, understanding of a technology that could be applied to other digital content, need for balance between physical and digital distribution strategies, the strategy the incumbent should adopt with respect to the evolving war over digital distribution standards....   [tags: Music Industry Digital Technology]

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The Music Industry Has Changed From The Past And How Is It Trending Now

- I would really like to talk about, how the music industry has changed from the past and how is it trending now. In past 20 years the music industry has changed a lot, the music recording had launched in the form of CD and later most of it had moved to online. As the music trend has gone online since past few years there has been a considerable loss for the music creators, because of the online streaming the creators had to go through lot of other online platforms like YouTube, etc. previously the companies such as Sony, MCA, Universal, etc....   [tags: Record label, Music industry, Streaming media]

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The Music Industry

- Steve Jones in the article "Music and the Internet" suggests that popular music as well as academic articles relating to popular music were created and distributed by people who didn’t completely understand the idea of the "music industry." He ultimately suggests that today compared to the introduction of popular music, a growing number of consumers are using the Internet to attain music. The internet has drastically changed the distribution systems also creating many ethical problems that weren't found in the music industry before the internet....   [tags: Music]

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Making It: Success in the Music Industry

- Many people have dreams of being a part of the music industry and becoming successful musicians, but do not seem to do the research necessary to make the dream come true. The music industry is a branch of the entertainment industry and is where music, whether it is recordings or performances, is distributed and sold to the public. One of the problems is that people do not realize the risks that come with being a part of the music industry and being a musician. There are many factors that come into play when deciding to pursue a career in the music industry....   [tags: Music ]

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The Ins and Outs of the Music Industry

- I propose that all unsigned rising artist should target the business side of the music industry to be successful in the entertainment business because it allows the artist to be taken seriously and make solid connections that can further his/her career. Learning the works of the music industry also enables a new artist to be further successful and profitable. Recent studies show that most new artists without professional representation and a business mindset have a slimmer chance in getting signed to major or independent labels (Lowry, 2011)....   [tags: Music]

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Music Industry in a Battle for Recovery.

- In the past two decades, the music industry has been and still is facing a major battle against online piracy and trying to make successful baby steps towards recovery. As a result of this illegal activity conducted allegedly or not, led the recording and distributing companies into economic shock. As stated in 2011 Frontier Economics article, in 2008 “the total commercial value of global music piracy was estimated at close to $40 billion” (qtd. in Stop the Music!). In fact, as reported in International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI) Digital Music Report in 2008, “in the United States alone, the economic impact to the music industry-in terms of lost revenue-has been estimated...   [tags: global music piracy, downloading]

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Piracy and the Music Industry

- Thesis: This paper aims to analyse problematic of illegal music downloading from the internet. Specifically than downloading, sharing audio, restrictions and government reactions against it. At the same time, I am trying to analyze the trends in music distribution and how did the industry react on it. Analysis of Record industry before the world wide web and after it. Reaction of artists and bands on the recent trends and how did the internet piracy helped to shape the legitimate music business of 20th century....   [tags: illegal music downloading]

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New Message Of The Music Industry

- In today’s music industry, it is nearly impossible to avoid mentioning one of the world’s biggest pop superstars, Adele. At 27 years old, the artist has already reached enormous amounts of success and shattered numerous music records, including best selling record of 2015 for 25, her most recent piece of work. Prior to the release of 25, Adele attained similar accomplishments in her albums 19 and 20. All of Adele’s records are named after the age at which the star wrote and recorded the album; this unique naming system allows fans to gain insight into pivotal moments of Adele’s life and see the artist mature through her music....   [tags: Love, Emotion, Pop music, Tottenham]

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Music Industry : The Sound Of Heaven

- Music, notably known as the sound of heaven; the one aspect of life that can speak multiple languages by combing different tones and beats to create one unique sound wave. Constantly evolving over the years, this complexed form of melodic syndrome has opened doors for thousands of people across the globe. From musical prodigies to extremely dedicated dream chasers, the music industry has become one of the most famous career choices today. Additionally, some of these career paths include education, song writing, performance, audio technology, music therapy, and business....   [tags: Singing, Music, Vocal range, Human voice]

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Music Industry Is Influencing Society

- “F*** the police coming straight from the underground, a young brother got it bad cause i’m brown.”, musician Ice Cube raps. Marilyn Manson parades onstage dressed in women’s clothing and a burning cross in the background. Shouting lyrics about sex, religion, guns, drugs and violence. What emotions do you think it would invoke on most listeners after painting a picture in your head of all this. Today’s music industry is influencing society in a negative fashion. Although music can seem like an awesome innocent time, everyone should realize it causes violence because of the bad influence it can have on the listener’s way of thinking and behavior....   [tags: Hip hop music, Rapping, Violence, Hip hop]

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Hip Hop And The Music Industry

- This paper will reflect hip-hop and the music industry. It will give a glimpse in the history of hip-hop. It will show how hip-hop originated and how music has a huge influence in mainstream media. Urban America took fast to the new wave of music and how a person’s personal struggle in life and the street. This will show how the media glamorizes rappers and their celebrity to give a false view of the lifestyle. Hip Hop Music Today Even before words were spoken there was music. There are so many aspects to music and the main one is to make a person feel good and happy it also tells the story and allows a person to relate to the artist....   [tags: Hip hop music, Rapping, Hip hop, Mos Def]

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Music Industry

- People listen to music for a variety of reasons. Some listen to music to relax in which it serves as a sort of escape from everyday life, some because they are a fan and follow a certain artist, and others because they can relate the lyrics to their own personal experiences. Whichever the case may be, music has and continues to serve an important role in people’s lives. Music has been circulating the air across many cultures for centuries; however, in the last 50 years, the music industry has become an important global industry and an vital area for economic activity on many geographic scales (comp....   [tags: Music, Lyrics ]

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Music Industry

- The current state of the music business is disappointing, yet progressive. It’s extremely interesting the way it has morphed and continues to do so. The switch to digital music has brought about a new era which affects all aspects of the business. There are varying opinions on whether the business has improved or declined, but the one thing that holds true is the fact that it is changing and the future of music will form before our eyes. It’s quite clear that there are advantages and disadvantages regarding the current industry, but is it the same as it used to be....   [tags: digital music, music, free download, CD]

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Music Industry

- In a day and age where getting noticed or receiving recognition within the music industry is a struggle, upon releasing material musicians enter a battlefield. For established musicians, those with a loyal fan base, recognition isn’t necessarily a problem but for musicians attempting to “make it”, it is. There are a number of ways in which a budding musician can increase their chances of gaining recognition and one of the most common attempts comes in the form of the remix. Musicians, primarily working in dance, electronic or hip-hop genres remix tracks of already established musicians in a bid to target and get recognition from the audience of the already established musician....   [tags: Music, Remix, Recomposition]

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The Effects of Piracy on the Music Industry

- Music piracy is a developing problem that it affects the music industry in many different ways including being responsible for the unemployment of 750,000 workers, as well as a loss of $2,5 billion; therefore, I want to explore ‘To what extent has music piracy affected the music industry market in the United States over the last 10 years?’ To discover what is the real effect of music piracy I will first look at how the industry works and the amount of revenue lost due to piracy. It reseachres the effect of the loss of revenue in the United States economy....   [tags: revenue, downloads, economy]

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The Impact Of Technology On The Music Industry

- In the year 2000 there was an article written in TIME magazine called “How will we listen to music?” (Moby, 99) In this article the author, a popular recording artist at the time, wrote about what he believed the future of music would look like. He predicted that by the year 2025 “music will be available on command” without being confined by compact disks. He also predicted that most music will be available to download almost instantly to any portable music device that people may be using. In 2015 these things are now possible....   [tags: Gramophone record, Compact Disc, Digital audio]

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Technology Advancement and The Music Industry

- ... Not only did these little rectangular pieces of plastic have two sides to them, giving double the space, the cassette tape could hold twenty-five to forty-five minutes of music on each side. A huge step into the right direction, while the compact disc held around seventy-eight minutes of music. But today we are in the digital era. We can hold thousands upon thousands of songs in a shiny little box small enough to fit in your pocket, the iPod. A massive difference from music's ancestors. (McCort, 1) The big leap from physical to digital music started back in 2001, when the music industry experienced a unexpected dilemma in the way their music was shared....   [tags: mp3s, digital era]

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Impact of Globalisation on the Music Industry

- Define and explain globalisation, then critically evaluate and illustrate the impact globalisation has had on a particular business, the industry it operates in, its country of origin and the country or countries the business has expanded into. In this paper I will be discussing how globalisation has impacted the Music Industry in recent years, and in particular the multi-national giant Universal Music Group (UMG). Globalisation is a noun that is hard to define; it has many definitions depending on which scholar you talk to, which dictionary you reference, and the viewpoint you take....   [tags: Globalization Essays]

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The Change in the Music Industry

- The limitless access to music makes it easy to forget that people's careers rely on the profit behind every song. A profit that is continually shrinking, something that is forcing companies to re-think the way they get music to us, the fans. This will affect everyone who has the slightest interest in music. Some for the worse, but many for the better. MUSIC INDUSTRY STATE Earlier this year (DATE???) alt-rockers Cake topped the Billboard 200 chart with their first album in seven (???) years, Showroom of Compassion....   [tags: Informative Essay]

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Homosexuality Of Television And Music Industry

- Homosexuality in Television and Music Industry Everyone is entitled to have their own opinion rather than conforming to other’s views. However, the way it’s done can leave either a negative or positive impact on a community. Most times the music and TV industry discriminate against the LGBTQ community while others accept the LGBTQ community. “LGBTQ is the acronym for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer” (“The Welcoming Project”). There are a large amount of LGBTQ members in other areas of entertainment such as fashion and arts, but people are less likely to see LGBTQ members in music and TV....   [tags: Homosexuality, Sexual orientation, LGBT]

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Tween Music: Marketing Through Music

- A pre-teen or “tween” is a child between the ages of eight and twelve (Bickford 418). During this developmental stage, tweens have the ability to choose what they may purchase, but are still easily manipulated by media, especially musical content (Mazzarella 284). Focusing on tween girls, one can observe how a tween will follow the various fads and musical artists in order to fit in (Chaet 2012). Viewing children as consumers one can see how celebrities, popular trends, and carefully targeted marketing may easily mold their minds....   [tags: Music Industry, Modern Music]

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The Censorship Of The Music Industry

- “There is no truer truth obtainable by man, than comes of music." -Robert Browning Today in every country around the world there exists censorship laws regarding what is appropriate to be broadcast on television and radio for consumption by the general public. Things such as inappropriate or offensive language, references to drugs, criminal activities or even references to sex can be deemed inappropriate and not broadcast. The question arises, is this something done for the good of the public, or is this censoring a violation of our freedom to hear or see what we want to, and is it also a violation of the freedom of the artist to not play their music or to force them to change and compromis...   [tags: Censorship, Freedom of speech, Profanity]

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Plummeting Sales in the Music Industry

- MUSIC SALES The new age of commerce has changed the way trading occurs. Record labels were once sluggish and governed by selfish interest, employing the “Build it, and they will come” concept. A limited amount of content on the web was tested and proved to be a consumer preference even in the 90’s. Today free web content has become the numb that would not just go away, the music industry has taken one of the biggest hits in the process. An album can be likened to a case of water at a gas station, while a single would be a bottle; the average customer likes the power to choose between the case and the bottle....   [tags: albums, itunes, streaming]

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Technology Analysis: Spotify and the Music Industry

- Introduction It’s probably not feasible to avoid streaming music services nowadays. Every smart phone on the market is able to operate numerous music streaming applications, ranging from radio-style streaming, on-demand streaming, and even cloud-streaming. Smart TVs come equipped with Spotify, Pandora, or Rdio. AT&T partners with Beats music to offer a unique on-demand music streaming service with playlists complied by DJs. It seams that with the advent of Wifi hotspots and high-speed mobile Internet services, music streaming is becoming more and more a part of mainstream life....   [tags: music streaming websites]

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Changes in the Music Industry

- ... Essentially by eliminating middlemen, digital music took control of music away from the major record companies and put the power in the listener’s hands. Major companies such as Apple’s iTunes created the distribution of digital music. CNNMoney mentions, “iTunes is currently responsible for 63% of all digital music sales” (CNNMoney). They set the standard of 99 cents for a single song, which was quickly adopted by major music companies. Selling songs by singles provided more control for the consumer versus having to buy an entire album....   [tags: digital, networking, streaming]

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The History of Music Industry

- ... The only way to get music through to the masses feasibly was to go through the highly selective record companies because they were the only ones who could mass produce music. To distribute, first they sold music on gramophone records, an early distribution medium made of processed shellac from the lac bug. Then they moved on to track tapes, vinyl records, compact cassettes, and eventually CDs. Emerging digital Era: 1980’s And Beyond: Gradually after this event, the medium for music had changed, from various types of analog grooved discs, to various types of magnetic tape-based reels and cartridges, to compact discs, or CDs, to digital downloads....   [tags: technology, computers, ]

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Music Industry and Social Media

- When it comes to the music industry, an artist makes a song, the label sells the song and then the listener buys it. In the world today, the music industry is knowledgeable of digital downloads, music videos, file sharing, and now social media. Social media is the voice of an individual and captures joy, emotions or thoughts in pictures, tweets or status updates. It is a reachable space that is used to keep in touch and to reach out. Social media allows listeners to shares their favorite artists, post their favorite songs and really created a genuine connection with the artists....   [tags: instagram, facebook, digital downloads]

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The Music Industry 's History

- The music industry’s history is a convoluted mess. There is no real consensus on what the music industry IS and what paths it has taken. Were the Beatles the greatest band to ever exist. Maybe. Is there a hyper objectification of women throughout the “men’s club” that is the music industry. Probably. It’s this hard to define, frankly confusing business that is worth roughly $130 billion dollars today. With it’s flimsy and opaque edges, can the music industry ever be called into question on its wrongdoings....   [tags: White people, Race, Vaudeville, Black people]

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Copyrights in the Music Industry

- Is important for anyone who has created any intellectual property to protect it. In the music industry, in order for someone to protect their work, they must obtain a copyright. Music has been around before anyone could obtain a copyright and when the invention of the computer came along it made it easier for someone to steal another artist's intellectual property with the help of the internet. This paper will cover what events have taken a big role in copyright protection for artist, the consequences if someone was to break the rules of a copyright which is called copyright infringement, and how will a copyright hold in the future....   [tags: Intellectual Property, Copyrights]

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Globalization and the Music Industry

- In this paper I will review how globalisation has impacted the Music Industry in recent years, and in particular the US multi-national Universal Music Group (UMG). The term globalisation is defined as “the process by which businesses or other organisations develop international influence or start operating on an international scale” (Definition of globalization). People’s view of globalisation varies depending on a number of factors including where they live, their religion, social status, political ideology, cultural background and wealth....   [tags: Globalization Essays]

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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]

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The Impact Of Popular Music On Music

- Of all mass cultural forms, popular music has historically been characterized by the greatest independence for artists and allowing access to a broader diversity of voices. However, in the contemporary period, this independence is being threatened by a shrinking number of record companies, the centralization of radio ownership and playlists, and the increasing integration of popular music into the broader advertising and commercial aspects of the market. (Jhally 2002) However, the internet has added a new dynamic, as it allows artists to directly interact with their fans outside of the restrictions of record labels and the interference big media conglomerates....   [tags: Record label, Music industry]

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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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The Music Industry and Teen Violence

- The Music Industry and Teen Violence Should we blame the industry or shouldn’t we. This compare and contrast essay, the two sides of these two article is that one states the music industry is at fault for the way today’s teens are acting written by a writer from the Arizona Daily Star, by the name of Jim Patten and the other article states that the music industry isn’t at fault for the way today’s youth is acting and this article was written by a 17yr. old student named Daniel Marcha. Both of these articles have a good argument, Patten’s is good because he’s a pro at getting his point across in his writing, plus his support is also good, he’s not just saying that the media is at fault com...   [tags: Music Media Youth Violence]

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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 : A Turning Point For The Music Industry

- “It will go down in history as a turning point for the music industry. This is landmark stuff. I can’t overestimate it!” This is what Steve Jobs said about his multimillion dollar music service ITunes in 2003. Over the course of history we have been shaping the way we technology has helped access music. Music has become easier to access and the way that we can listen to it has changed immensely. The way music can be accessed has come in many forms such as radio, hard copy, or internet sources. The radio was one of the first inventions to enable people to get information out to hundreds of people at one time....   [tags: Radio, Frequency modulation, Gramophone record]

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Computer Piracy in The Music Industry

- Computer Piracy (The Music Industry) The music industry has had problems with computer piracy for many years now. There have been many programs devoted to giving out free music. Many of these programs are well know, but still very hard to stop. Napster, Kazaa, and the newest program, myTunes Redux are the most popular programs for music sharing. This essay will explain all about these main programs which allow free music to be shared all over the world. File-sharing became big right around the time the Napster file-sharing program came out....   [tags: mp3 file sharing music napster kazaa mytunes]

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International Music Industry

- According to Hagel et al (2008), we live in a world where massive technological changes creating a new techno-economic paradigm that will shift the fundamental way firms engage in business. New innovations, such as the internet and mobile telephone have created new challenges and opportunities that transform industries and commerce. How to deal with the challenges and embrace the new opportunities have become the main issues. Music industry is the remarkable example within the transition caused by the new technology....   [tags: Article Analysis ]

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Music Industry: Hip-Hop

- Within the music industry and hip-hop genre in particular, lucrative endorsement deals and fat royalty checks have long been commonplace. However very rarely does an artist smash through the demographic boundaries of rap to become a cross-cultural, multi-categorical, living brand, and consumer icon. That is exactly what Shawn Corey Carter, more commonly known by his alias “Jay-Z”, has done. As a brand and a leading cultural intermediary, Jay-Z has accumulated an extensive portfolio of entrepreneurial interests and has been highly influential in mainstream culture....   [tags: Jay-Z, musical abilities, artist]

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Sony's Strategy Towards the Music Industry

- Introduction: The apparent Apparent. Is it or isn't it. Do you have an opinion. -Christopher Thacker 3/15/10 10:35 PM problem with Sony Music Entertainment is that they It not they. -Christopher Thacker 3/15/10 10:36 PM are not planning anything to advance in the new digital music world. Many former CD buyers are now easily downloading music online from Sony's competitors and illegal downloading sites. Also, Sony's record label is practically unknown to the public, whether people own its music or not....   [tags: Business Analysis]

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YouTube’s Effect on the Music Industry

- Digital media has had a vast effect on American society, and it continues to revolutionize the way things work. One of the main outlets for innovation in digital media is the website, YouTube. It has paved a way for the sharing of videos to a multitude of audiences. More specifically, it has profoundly affected the way the music industry works, by providing independent artists a way to release and share their music to a mass audience without the help of a major record label. Often called “The YouTube Effect,” it has become a phenomenon in the music industry....   [tags: digital media, innovation, internet, technology]

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Music Must Keep up with Cultural Tides and the Changing Demands of its Customers

- ... A more balanced approach is required when seeking to understand the relationship between the corporate music industry and the consumers which it supplies. Firstly if there is no commodity and no demand the industry would die. Secondly all industry at a micro level includes individuals of differing values working together for a common good. Keith Negus concurs in stating that the work of the people within the industry should not be dismissed as the activities of automated cogs in a machine. That the industry needs to be understood as both a commercial business driven by the pursuit of profit, and a site of creative human activity from which some very great popular music has come and conti...   [tags: music industry, popular music]

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Universal Music Group ( Umg )

- Universal Music Group (UMG), an American-French global music corporation is one of the world 's’ top three major record labels. It has about 28 percent of the total US album market share and earns yearly revenues of $1.5 billion dollars. The label has one of the most impressive catalogs globally which include superstars such as Lady Gaga, Justin Bieber, Avicii, Kanye West and Bon Jovi. Universal, like all the other major labels, has sub-labels. Def Jam Recordings and Island Records are a couple examples of the many labels that exist under UMG....   [tags: Music industry, Record label]

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Best Place For Your Music

- 1. Best Place To Share Your Music If you are one among the persons who search for place to share your music, then this is the ultimate place for you. Sound cloud is the single place to share your music with world. It has options to make one to increase number of fans to music. It may be hassle for one to hear own music for sharing particularly if you are new artist. In order to throw off this hassle, sound cloud is available there. It will help people listen tracks and share with friends so that one can increase popularity and reputation....   [tags: Music industry, Record label, Music]

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The Problem with Ticketmaster: Solutions to Music Industry Corruption

- The Problem with Ticketmaster: Solutions to Music Industry Corruption          I consider myself to be a fan of all types of music and I like to stay involved with the music world. Music is such an integral part of society in so many different aspects. Music defines time periods, brings back childhood memories, educates, relaxes as well as inspires. Stop and think for a moment if the music stopped, what would the world be like. A sudden silence overcoming the world. More realistically, stop for a moment and think what it would be like if you could not see your favorite band in concert....   [tags: Music]

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The Effects Of Music On My Life

- Music has always played a huge role in my life. Whether it was listening to my dad’s favorite band on the radio, or recreating that very sound with a band of my own, I always loved every aspect of the music business and longed to be a part of it for as long as I can remember. I displayed this dedication during the first year of my high school career, when I formed my own all girl rock band that played quite a few gigs around town and even recorded a few cover songs at a local recording studio. Little did I know that this was only the beginning of my music career....   [tags: Music, High school, Music industry]

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Overview of Music Victoria

- Marketing Plan Summary Music Victoria is the peak government body in Victoria that seeks to actively support Victorian music with a vision of being nationally and internationally recognised for realising the full potential of Victorian music through their strong, progressive and independent voice. In order to do this it is time for Music Victoria to asses what they are doing and think about taking a different approach to marketing and towards getting their name out there, making people more aware of what they actually do and how important it is to support local music....   [tags: music industry, business]

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Supply, Demand and Challenges of the Music events Industry

- This essay will discuss music events by demonstrating specific examples of the supply, demand and challenges of the music events industry. The supply of music events enlarges day by day. There are many types of these events and also a large number of kinds of music genres. Festivals have been a cultural phenomenom for hundreds of years. The reasons why the first festivals started were religious celebrations. Later on the festivals took part for reaffirming and rivaving a local culture or tradition of the town....   [tags: music festivals or rock concerts]

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Illegal Music Downloading Is Wreaking Havoc on the Music Industry

- In the year 1999, illegal music downloading was introduced through a music sharing website known as Napster. Music from compact discs was uploaded on computers in a MP3 file format. These files began to be shared (downloaded) from peer-to-peer (P2P) using Napster. Napster's website was eventually sued and shutdown in 2001 for violating U.S. copyright laws. Travis-Chin, a music director with APM Music, said in November 2007 that, "U.S. copyright laws exist to protect that idea of fair compensation for works that are created." Today, Napster is a website used to download legal music through a subscription, or paying a fee per song....   [tags: Ethics ]

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The Classical Music Of The Film Industry

- There are many classical composers that people around the world know by name. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Joseph Haydn, Johann Sebastian Bach are all composers known for being iconic musical composers. However, there are film score composers like Hans Zimmer, John Williams, Trent Reznor, and James Horner, who has changed how the audience looks at music in their favorite films. In particular, James Horner was the type of composer that enhanced the cinematic experience for me and other individuals who appreciate the music being intertwined with the story of the film....   [tags: Film score, Film, James Horner, Soundtrack]

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Technology Could Bring About the End of the Music Industry as We Know It

- Is this the end of music as we know it. Of course not. For over 50,000 years (that we know of) music has been a part of our lives and it will stay a part of our lives until our apocalyptic end. But are we facing the end of music as an industry. Possibly. This question has been on the tip of musicians, industry insiders, and music mogul’s minds for the past few years. Why so scared. Well, through the eighties, nineties, and all the way up to the new millennium, the publics’ need for popular music was at an all time high; album sales were through the roof and world records were being broken....   [tags: Digital Media, internet, music, file sharing, ]

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Punk Music- History of American Popular Music

- Punk Music History of American Popular Music; Period 5 The poet Victor Hugo once stated that “music expresses that which cannot be put into words and that which cannot be silent.” This quote seems to represent punk music in a way that isn’t immediately apparent. Punk is considered to be an “underground” genre and style that is popular with teens and young adults that feel oppressed. The expression that "cannot be put into words" and "cannot be silent" describes the ideals of punk perfectly. The punk genre and age was born in 1977 in the United States and Britain....   [tags: Music Industry, Victor Hugo, History]

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SWOT Analysis for The 360 Degree Music Company

- Mission statement: “The 360 degree Music Company, developing acts in one place, one space” Methodology My research methodology requires researching into the music industry and discovering what it is lacking. There is a niche in the market at the moment for a new business model to be created, as at the moment it is a battle of art VS commerce. Synopsis Square one produces everything under one roof. It will be the change that the industry is looking for. Square one is the revolution where commerce and art can work together and profit on a fair basis....   [tags: research methodology, music industry]

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The Evolution of Portable Music Devices and How They Impact Society

- Between 1877 and 1925, there was an acoustic era. Acoustics is a branch of science introduced by Joseph Sauveur in the early eighteenth century (Chanan 22). Music was acoustically made using pure instruments and raw recordings. In 1925, headphones were introduced, which brought about the electrical era (Taylor 12). By the 1920s, more than 150 companies were making records and record players, which played discs. The discs were typically seven inches in diameter and played at a speed of 78 revolutions per minute....   [tags: music industry and listening technology]

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Piracy Of The Music And Film

- Piracy in the music and film is an ever-growing issue that people who choose to join the industries must live with and adapt to as technology and times change. The issue with piracy is not as cut and dry as people perceive. There are many people who lose serious cash from illegal downloading and streaming; on the other hand, there are those whose entire careers have been made from free streaming or downloading and would not be where they are today if it weren’t for piracy. I had the chance to have an amazing interview with Darryl Ohrt, a former singer of a punk rock band who worked in the music business for 10 years, after ran a digital agency that did work with music labels like SONY; who h...   [tags: Music industry, Record label, EMI]

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The Role of Media in the Music Industry

- The Role of Media in the Music Industry When musicians produce albums, they want people to listen to the albums. There is not one specific way for a band or single musician to gain an audience and promote their music. Musicians use many different kinds of media to promote their music. They use visual media as well as strictly listening media. The radio, television, and the internet are all different types of media musicians use to promote their music. The radio is the oldest use of media for music....   [tags: Television Media TV Essays]

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Image vs Talent in Music Marketing and Success

- Pop music has long been defined by “idols” and superstars that are subjects of high levels of adoration from severely devoted fans, whose love of these superstars often blurs the line between fandom and obsession. This love is mainly based off of physical looks and charm more often than actual musical talent, as majority of the songs written by these massive superstars are not written by the artists themselves, instead by people hired to write for these artists in a way that will best connect with a crowd willing to spend their money on these manufactured stars....   [tags: Pop Music, History, Music Industry]

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Censorship in the Music Industry

- Censorship in the Music Industry Censorship in the music industry can be divided into two categories involving new music technology and music products. In the United States, the issue of censorship doesn’t necessarily concern music products but rather new music technology. The music industry has become increasingly concerned with the online peer-to-peer services like Kazaa and Morpheus using the MP3 format or motion pictures expert group which allows users to download music free and fast (Cloonan, 2003)....   [tags: Censorship Essays]

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The Rise of Electronic Dance Music and Musicians Gaining Success via Youtube

- I have been asked to identify and evaluate two important current developments in the music industry. I will be discussing the rise of electronic dance music and also the growing number of musicians gaining success via YouTube. Electronic music is created using electronic musical instruments and electronic music technology, where production is concerned. “Electronic Dance Music (EDM) is surging to the forefront of mainstream tastes. If you have turned on the radio, watched TV, or attended a music festival in the last several years you have likely noticed DJs and producers flooding the market.” (Ramsay, 2012) This music was not always so popular, but from the late 1960s when music technology w...   [tags: developments in the music industry]

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Why Some Make It and Some Don't in the Music Industry

- The basis of success in the music industry goes beyond the ability to make great music. Most people don’t wake up one day and say, “I think I’m going to be a successful musician today”. Those who have this seemingly random awakening experience still spend years getting to a stage of musical understanding and talent prior to launching their musical career. Even with years of formal or informal training and/or practice, talent is still not enough to be successful in the music industry. In fact, non-musicians have the potential for music industry success with increasing technological advances in the industry....   [tags: business analysis]

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Drugs In The Music Industry

- Drugs in the Music Industry The Music World-glamorous, fast paced, and a world most of us will never be part of. But if we knew what it entailed, would we still want to be. The whole world seems to be building itself around drugs more and more every day, and music industry isn't immune. In fact, music is one of the most influential art forms of today's society, and drugs, especially to today's youth, just add to the attractiveness of it all. In the last two or three years, drugs, especially heroin, have risen in use dramatically....   [tags: essays research papers]

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