Free Recording Industry Essays and Papers

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  • The Recording Industry Association of America

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    The Recording Industry Association of America The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) is suing Napster for allegedly enabling music piracy through its proprietary MusicShare program. MusicShare allows music lovers to open up their stores of MP3 files to all other Napster users. Whenever a user is online, his MP3s are up for grabs, with the only stipulation being that users upload a file for each one that they download. The RIAA says that many of the shared MP3s are illegal bootlegs

  • Computerization's Effect on the Recording Industry

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    the Recording Industry Abstract:  Music is one of the oldest known forms of human expression.  It has not, however, been left unchanged by the rapid computerization that has dramatically altered so much of our society.  The recording industry plays an important role in the world of modern music, and it has been affected more profoundly than most other areas of music.  This essay identifies ways in which the introduction of computers and the internet have affected the recording industry, specifically

  • The Recording Industry

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    changes in its model, the recording industry does not exist as the business it grew to be recognized as decades ago. With digital media platforms driving the industry, the internet has immensely impacted the industry, shifting it away from one making the majority of its profits from revenue gained by music sales. Instead, the Internet is making it easy for consumers to not pay for music. In the novel Fortune’s Fool, Fred Goodman exposes the new economic model of the record industry, illuminating the unfairness

  • The Life of Ozzy and His Contribution to the Recording Industry

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    of Ozzy and His Contribution to the Recording Industry “Retirement sucks!'; These are the famous words from one of the most captivating musical artist living today. Ozzy Osbourne has taken this world by surprise with his stunning actions, energetic motivation, and of course his music. His presence in the music industry inspired many artists today, and has taken everyone by surprise. In this paper I will discuss some history about the recording industry, background on the Ozzman himself, and

  • Napster Vs Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA)

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    illegally “ripped” from CDs. Napster has a blurb at startup that states “Copying or distributing unauthorized Mp3 files may violate United States and/or foreign copyright laws. Compliance with copyright law remains your responsibility.” The RIAA (Recording Industry Association of America) is charging the site with copyright infringement and alleges that Napster has created a base for music piracy on an unprecedented scale. Napster contends that they provide the platform, not the actions, and that as the

  • Investigating Aims of the Recording Industry

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    Investigating Aims of the Recording Industry "The main aim of the recording industry is not to make music but to make money." In this essay I will be focusing on the 'Pop' genre to explore whether this quote is correct, and the recording industry's main aim is to make money. I will be looking at advertising used to promote the artists, marketing techniques used and how much money is involved in contracts and deals etc for both the artist and the record company. The pop industry is probably one

  • Market Structure Change in the Music Recording Industry

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    consider the market structure in the traditional music recording industry, oligopoly models are the applicable focus, since a small handful of firms – The Big Four currently dominates the whole industry. However, independent firms with relatively smaller scale often initiated new products, which attracted consumers. According to Peter Alexander, “the distribution of market share among major and independent firms in the domestic music recording industry has shown fluctuations approximating the shape of

  • Is File-Sharing via Internet Illegal?

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    users to share music each other.  This technology has come under heavy fire recently, especially from the recording industry, which claims that Napster knowingly allows and even encourages the violation of copyright law, depriving both the artist and the industry of the fruits of their labor.  Supporters counter that the technology supports nascent artists, and revolutionizes the music industry.  This case is currently in the United States court system, and the question before the government, and indeed

  • The Future of Radio

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    stations were now able to offer more local content than radio, touching on local news, weather, and advertisements for local businesses all at a higher sound quality. That joined with a symbiotic relationship with the recording industry and the start of formatted radio programs, the two industries were set to last for almost another fifty years (Adams, n.d.). Once again, radio is currently at a crucial stance. FM radio was once the means in which someone could find out about new music artists, hear their

  • Aimster Debate

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    The idea of sharing media files over the Internet has become a controversial subject as of late. While file sharing applications such as Napster are currently under fire from the US government and from Music Recording companies, one would think that no one would try to mimic Napster’s technology. Johnny Deep, a computer consultant in Troy, New York, has been hailed as the creator of “The Next Napster”. Deep is the mind behind “Aimster”, named after his daughter, Aimee. Aimster piggybacks the common