Pop Music Industry Research Paper

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Jaden Southworth
4 November 2016
We got the beat- Rock music through the ages The music industry is, and always has been, based purely off of supply, demand, and sales. It all began with the creation of sheet music; once music took a physical form, it was desired by rich aristocrats who paid for it in full. Then came the phonograph, a device invented by Thomas Edison that used phonographic disks to play recorded audio out loud. It was originally intended for the use of business documentation, but when that failed, music became the new idea. In fact, it was such a good idea that Emile Berliner invented the disc record or "gramophone". Although Edison thought of creating a disc phonograph, Berliner was the one who really got the ball rolling. Part of Berliner’s reasoning in this invention was his ability to make a large profit by their mass production. In 1893 he began selling his cheap
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The mainstream music scene of this time was dominated by auto tuned pop music and hip-hop. Artists such as Brittany Spears and Kanye West held the forefront of the music industry and made the big bucks. The adolescent popularization of emo music also made bands like My Chemical Romance and Blink 182 shine. There was also a rise in popularity for alternative rock bands like the Red Hot Chili Peppers and Oasis. In 2005 we saw YouTube take form and with the internet being able to spread music more rapidly, online industries began making the big bucks. In the early 2000s we saw music videos move from MTV and other televised networks to YouTube and because of this MTV became more centered around TV shows then music. With the creation of Apple’s ITunes and other music playing apps, we’ve seen the CD and Vinyl industries die out and move to the mainstream form of digital music played on IPods, Phones and other various media

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