This is a historical overview of the technological aspect of music creation and how has it developed through time. The author has used such sources as "Dublin, Stephen J. What’s the Future of the Music Industry?"…
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Music as a form of artistic expression of sound in various media has evolved dramatically over the last century. The change in musical scenario was largely due to technological advancement in instrumental equipment and forms of recording, composing, listening and storing musical scores over periods to time. With contemporary music being enjoyed by the younger generation in a wider array of technological gadgets and equipments, the role of technology is closely reviewed and evaluated in terms of its being used for and against the interests of the musical recording industry in general.
In this regard, the essay aims to proffer various technological factors that shaped and influenced the music industry of contemporary times. The discourse would identify the technological breakthroughs in contemporary music, particularly in the recording industry. Likewise, the research would delve into analyzing the advantages and disadvantages of technology being used either to support the recording industry or to pose a threat to its future thrusts. Finally, a personal opinion would be presented on the future of the recording industry given the various technological perspectives detailed herein.
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The main problem is that people break the copyright laws of the music industry every single day. Knowing or un-knowingly they commit this crime from everywhere around the world. There is music that is available online for legal purchase, and for those which cannot be found online regulations with respect to music downloads differ any every country.
Today, Jamaican music is very popular outside Jamaica and as such, its artists are famous in many countries all over the world. While music industries in other countries are usually sidelined as insignificant to their economies, the Jamaican government safeguards its music industry as it is a major player in the country’s economy.
According to the paper the impact brought to music production as a result of technological advancements has continually changed the way that artists and music producers relate in the field of music production. This is as shown by the way that the present forms of music differ from the earlier arrangements. The most diversified aspect is that in the production, as it is from the production line that music is derived.
This essay describes how digital era affected music industry. The recorded music industry has been shrinking. Although it has been shrinking, consumption of music is higher than it was ten years ago, especially led by technological advances. The record music industry’s total revenue declined from $8 billion in 2012 from $18 billion in 2000.
This decision is representative of a profound strategic shift in the music industry, which has already litigated over 30,000 individuals since 2003 (Yar, 2008: p44). This legal approach was criticized for its inability to stem illegal music
Competition in the industry has increased tremendously, with entry of multiple artists and different genres as well as digitisation of music (Vaccaro and Cohn, 2004). According to Molteni and Ordanini (2003), the dimension of music industry has altered drastically with