Music Of The Digital Era Essay

2031 Words Nov 13th, 2016 9 Pages
Music in the Digital Era Music is an art that has existed for thousands of years, and over that vast amount of time, music has evolved. From the Medieval period to the classical, and from the modern to the present era, music has slowly become more and more affiliated with technological industry, including computers and even some smart phones. In today’s style of music, most often the elements and instruments being used are actually not instruments at all, but digital sounds created by a computer synthesizer. Entirely new genres of music have come to fruition through the work of portable DAWs (Digital Audio Workstations) including techno, Electronic Dance Music (EDM), and so much more. The use of sound sampling has also enabled musicians to use the sounds of actual orchestral instruments in their own songs. As the music industry has become more affiliated with the technological industry, it has become easier for musicians to understand how music is composed, and it has actually become easier to compose music itself. The need to know how to read music is diminishing at a fast pace, and digital music has made acoustic and orchestral instruments an aspect of the past. New evolutionary ideas for music have been introduced as more and more musicians are becoming affiliated with the digital music industry. Competition arises as record labels are constantly flooded with musicians who seek to become noticed in the music industry. But only few are given the honor of fame, judging…

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