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Has Technology Changed the Experience of Music? | Benton Foundation

Has Technology Changed the Experience of Music? | Benton Foundation | Changes in the music industry | Scoop.it
[Commentary] Downloadable music files, online radio stations, streaming on-demand song libraries, iPods with mixes ... the music industry hasn't undergone a single tsunami.

Via Melissa Cook
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This article details the changes in the music industry, such as streaming and downloading music, that affect us daily. It gives us perspective of the pro's and con's of the impact of these things.

 

Being able to download and stream music free has drastiscally changed the face of the music industry. Many people are no longer depending on the record stores to buy their music. It also has impacted the way artist deliver music. With the popularization of apps such as Itunes, many just buy the song they like as opposed to the whole album. There are good things about this format, as well as some glaring negative effects.

 

Firstly, it has negatively impacted the industry by lowering profit margins and unit sells. Many artist who use to automatically go platinum are now struggling to reach gold album sells. Because of this, record labels are using new structures to even out the reduction of sells, such as tapping into artist's revenue through concert promotions and public appearances. There is always another side to the story. Because consumers can buy seperate songs instead of being forced to buy whole albums, artist have to now pay closer attention to the whole project instead of just the singles. Gone are the days of relying on a couple songs to push a whole album. This has, by the most part, made albums more artistic and satisfying to the consumer.

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Melissa Cook's curator insight, July 15, 2013 8:18 PM

Downloadable files, online stations, streaming online, and ipods with unlimited music all play a very important role in the Digital Age of Technology.

Devin Grandberry's curator insight, December 10, 2013 1:53 AM

This explains how upgrading music sales from a physical purchase to downloading a file actually lowered the income of the music industry because it is now easier to steal. The benefits of not having to physically purchase a copy of a album, but rather go online and purchase a specific song are amazing and spreads worldwide faster than anything, but the industry risks a lot of piracy. 

Michael Hassinger's curator insight, December 11, 2013 10:34 PM

    In this article it talks about how the music industry so slowly been on a decline. Our music industry has gone through drastic changes because of the internet and media sharing. Napster is brought up in this aritcle and napster helped the music industry go through a 60 percent decline of its profits over the past decade.

    Before all of this media you had to go buy a cd or an album to here the song(s) you wanted to hear. Now because of the internet you can rip the song right off of youtube and save it in mp3 format. This is not only bad for the industry, it is bad for the artist and their families. These artist dedicate their lives to making these songs for the fans and there could be 10 more people on his team behind him being affected. 

    In all they are trying to apapt to the internet generation and present new ways of making sure that there music is not stolen and everyone understands the severity that they are causing the music industry.

 

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Pandora, iTunes, Spotify, Rdio All Try to Take a Bite Out of Radio's Dollar

Pandora, iTunes, Spotify, Rdio All Try to Take a Bite Out of Radio's Dollar | Changes in the music industry | Scoop.it
from pandora to spotify to clear channel's iheartradio to apple's new itunes radio, there are so many options for marketers. too many.

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This article goes over the impact of digital radio versus AM/FM radio. Even though digital radio listeners are increasing a great deal, AM/FM radio still has the advantage. This is because digital radio hasn't figured out how to include local advertising. AM/FM radio garners 200 million unque listeners monthly, while the most popular digital radio service, Pandora, gets about 75 million. If the digital radio services figure out a way to include local advertising, I believe AM/FM radio will be obsolete.

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desi d's curator insight, December 11, 2013 4:58 PM

I chose this article because i thought it was really cool to see how pandora and spotify are in competiton with each other. With pandora having over 72.1 million listeners its hard to believe that spotify will soon exceed that.

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YouTube looks to dethrone MTV with its own music awards

YouTube looks to dethrone MTV with its own music awards | Changes in the music industry | Scoop.it
YouTube is set to move into the awards business with its first ever awards ceremony. This November, the Google-owned video giant will hold the YouTube Music Awards, a live event featuring...

Via Joanna KIRK
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This article showed me that technology is something that is affecting all the areas of the industry. The award shows aren't even exempt from our advances! It hard to let go of traditiion and what we are use to, but if companies don't figure out how to adjust to these exciting times of our technological advances, I fear the old ways and habits will be lost forever. One day televisions might become obsolete. Can you picture your living room center piece being a 50 inch computer screen. Never say never.

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Devin Grandberry's curator insight, December 10, 2013 2:03 AM

This article makes it clear of how powerful online media sites are, and the fact that YouTube was able to hold their own music awards. Not only that, they also brought in a storm of views.

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MUSIC INDUSTRY, How it's changed over the years, KIT, Lighting, PC, , APPS and the lot!

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I don't have anything personal to say about this video, but it is very interesting. If you are a DJ I recommend watching this!

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How Spotify Engineered the New Music Economy

How Spotify Engineered the New Music Economy | Changes in the music industry | Scoop.it
In a post-Napster music industry, Spotify seems to have concocted a winning monetization formula, but not all its participants are happy with the numbers.

Via Benjamin Costantini
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How can artist generate income from online streaming? Spotify hasn't completely answered that question, but it's a good start. This article details how a not so known band managed to greatly increase their popularity by using this service. I think if Spotify could some way generate enough interest that a massive amount of consumers subscribe and continue to use this service, they will become a game changer. The trick is to get people to subscribe to a paying service when they could get it for free somewhere else. 

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Devin Grandberry's curator insight, December 10, 2013 1:56 AM

Many artists question how they can make a profit or benefit from online streaming especially knowing that there are many other ways to access music for free. Spotify in my opinion would be more of a promotion tactic and maybe career launcher, as far as profitting from it, im not so sure. The trick is gaining viewers, and subscribers making them willing to purchase.

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Why Thom Yorke is both Right & Wrong - The Music Void

Why Thom Yorke is both Right & Wrong - The Music Void | Changes in the music industry | Scoop.it
Why Thom Yorke is both Right & Wrong The Music Void Reading Thom Yorke's most recent diatribe against streaming music service Spotify over the weekend, I was struck by the fact that Thom is so wrong in many of his assertions, yet right with one...
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Thom Yorke, of Radiohead, is one of the many people who believe subscription services such as Spotify are bad for the industry. I agree with him on one of his conclusions. That is that the label and these subscription services need to figure out a better way to increase the amount of dividends being paid to the artist. No matter which way the music industry swings, in the end, the artist is always the one that suffers the most. Some how these labels need to get with these subscription services and figure how to put the artist first. This way labels can focus more on developing more artist, and gathering them a following, instead of focusing on the next big thing.

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Is Digital Technology Ruining Music?

Is Digital Technology Ruining Music? | Changes in the music industry | Scoop.it

"Digital technology has changed the landscape of music in irreversible ways. Not only legally and financially--but also in the sound itself."


Via Melissa Cook
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I chose this article because it covers a topic many fail to discuss. How has downloading music from compressed files changed the sound of music. Hard to tell to the average music consumer, but the quality of the music we listen to is horrible compared to cd and vinyl. Quality is being substituted for convenience. Hopefully we learn to create the same type of quality on a compressed mp3 format. Who ever figures this out will be a very rich person. Being on the other side of the industry I hope it does change. I want consumers to hear my music as I heard it being recorded in a professional music studio. I type this while i am listening to music off my Ipod. I am also a guilty of sacrificing quality for convenience.

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Melissa Cook's curator insight, July 15, 2013 8:24 PM

The sound of music has declined a little bit because of the technology, compressed music files don't sound as good as the ones that are not.

Devin Grandberry's curator insight, December 10, 2013 2:01 AM

Speaking on whether the digital way of distributing music has ruined music or not. It depends on the person in my opinion. If you're looking for quality in music, then there are various quality files to download preferably a WAV file for music. Often people settle for a mp3 file.