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Has Technology Changed the Experience of Music?

Has Technology Changed the Experience of Music? | Industry News | Scoop.it
It feels like technology is uprooting the experience of listening to music. Maybe it's upholding it.
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Pros - I believe the pros of online technology invlolving music are that you can access music more, you can share, and communicate with others about your taste, you can purchase online instead of going to a store.

 

Cons - More illegal downloading, less physical copies, less revenue for your record sales if people are downloading online. People may share music to others for no fee. 

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Is Digital Technology Ruining Music?

Is Digital Technology Ruining Music? | Industry News | Scoop.it

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

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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.

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Maurice Clark's curator insight, October 13, 2013 10:16 PM

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.

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.

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Berklee Today | Berklee College of Music

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Founded on the revolutionary principle that the best way to prepare students for careers in music was through the study and practice of contemporary music.
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The Digital Age has also brought more people into realizing what the industry has to offer.

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Has Technology Changed the Experience of Music?

Has Technology Changed the Experience of Music? | Industry News | Scoop.it
It feels like technology is uprooting the experience of listening to music. Maybe it's upholding it.
Melissa Cook's insight:

Pros - I believe the pros of online technology invlolving music are that you can access music more, you can share, and communicate with others about your taste, you can purchase online instead of going to a store.

 

Cons - More illegal downloading, less physical copies, less revenue for your record sales if people are downloading online. People may share music to others for no fee. 

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Has Technology Changed the Experience of Music? | Benton Foundation

Has Technology Changed the Experience of Music? | Benton Foundation | Industry News | 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.
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Downloadable files, online stations, streaming online, and ipods with unlimited music all play a very important role in the Digital Age of Technology.

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Maurice Clark's curator insight, October 13, 2013 9:13 PM

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.

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.

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/changes-in-the-music-industry

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Music in the digital age

Music in the digital age | Industry News | Scoop.it
The evo­lu­tion of tech­nology has changed the way we listen to our favorite songs and interact with music. Apple, for example, recently announced plans to launch a custom-radio ser­vice.
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The music industry profits have fallen over %60 in the last decade due to the music in the digital age. I think this isn't a good thing for the industry.

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