Tuesday, 29 November 2011

Did the Internet kill the music business?

In this article, the author questions whether the internet has really "destroyed the music business" or not. He brings light to the fact that successful music artists who became popular in the past, such as Stevie Nicks or Prince, would obviously make this argument because it used to be an exclusive club at the top, and now there is room for more people to shine. The internet has not killed the music business, it has created a new one, where exceedingly talented artists who might not have been noticed by massive record labels in the past, now are able to establish a name and fan base. I like the point at the end of this article where he says "Use the new technology to your advantage, because it’s not going anywhere." Most people are scared of change, yet it is inevitable, so the best way to deal with it is to accept it.


1 comment:

  1. I completely agree with Jen here. The internet and new technology have expanded the music industry, creating ampel opportunity where none previously existed. For example, I use a music website, www.soundcloud.com, where anyone from complete amateur to professional musicians post their new tracks. The level of connectivity on this website makes it fun to find new music, because everyone is listening to and commenting on each others music (even at specific points during the song). For instance, I can go to one of my favourite professional DJs profiles and see which "no-name" amateur DJs they listen to and like - a great way of finding up-and-coming artists.