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    To simplify things, there are basically four major companies, known as the “Big Four, that have most of the control within the music industry. These companies are: Universal Music Group, Sony BMG, Warner Music Group, and EMI. “In essence a Big Four Labe is a corporation that manages several smaller businesses, called subsidiaries. For example, the subsidiary for Sony is known as Columbia Records. The subsidiaries have their own staff, are allowed to sign their own artists, and can make most of their own financial decisions”(McDonald). While these subsidiaries have a majority of the control over their business, they still must report and answer to the main company, which controls the overall budget and makes decisions on staff reduction. In addition to creating labels that are divisions of the main company, sometimes the Big Four will offer distribution to Independent Indie Labels. The label offers the Indies releases to stores along with their own releases. With…

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    pursue what it might be they love, however the truth of the matter is merely opposite. Through research i’ll discover why that is and also learn how digital technology has impacted the music industry. To keep the paper from turning into a book i’ll limit myself to topics. The topics I will be searching will be how digital technology has impacted record labels, the format in which we hear music, radio stations, and musicians themselves. According to Paul E. Ceruzzi, and William Aspray, authors…

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    DJ Danger mouse sampled a cappella versions of rapper Jay-Z’s Black Album mixed with instrumental samples off of the Beatles The White Album. Two problems arose from this album. The first was that the record label EMI retained the Beatle’s music, and the second was that the cost for a clearance fee to use the Beatles’ music is extremely high. The record label EMI decided to send cease and desist orders over the uncleared Beatles samples. DJ Danger mouse could not sell the album essentially…

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    are major hits, including The Sex Pistols and The Rolling Stones. These groups helped Virgin Records land the top six record label position in the world. At this point of his life Branson had been very successful, but it was not enough, he wanted more. Branson took his profits from the record label and started the Voguer Group in 1981. Then soon after, he started the airline Virgin Atlantic in 1984, and a series of Virgin Megastores. This is where it all started to go downhill for Branson. He…

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    The Impact of Technology on the Music Industry How are things different in the music industry compare to how it was in the past now that technology change it? This is part of the field of Information Technology (I.T) because it is part of the entertainment district and the entertainment district uses. Technology that made it flourish,so when technology evolve so does the entertainment district especialy the music industry.Online buying of music help’s the music industry for the better because it…

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    Should musicians change their tune? This question is a controversial question asked my hundreds of people all around the world. Times are changing. The way people would market their music in the past in completely different than how it's marketed now. In today's times we access music on our smartphones rather than buying a physical copy. Having direct access is much simpler than buying a CD. The appeal of being able to take our music with us anywhere we go excites today's generations. We…

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    When it comes to technological advancements, the music industry is an industry that has drastically changed in the twenty to thirty years since the production of digital technology began. Whether looking at the music producers, the artists, the audience, or even the concert goers, the changes in the realm of music have changed the business models and workflows of everyone in the industry. Music producers have become more efficient. Artists have created higher quality recordings. Fans of the…

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    When comparing and contrasting the All My Life for Sale and Ebay websites, both have interesting ways in capturing potential buyers interest. When giving a description of Miles Davis record Bitches Brew, All My Life used subjective descriptions to sway buyers to purchase the record. This was entertaining to read however vague about the facts of the album. He simply rambled on about a documentary on jazz history and how jazz purists’ state “Miles Davis is a sell out”. For someone who is…

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    One’s music library, whatever genre it may be in, is the soundtrack of one’s life. Music now is more relevant than ever. There are more and more songs and artists debuting what they have into the collection of music that can now be available in the palm of the hand. Nearly all artists can be found with a quick Google search and in just a few clicks one can find a link to their most recent singles. One way to find music online nowadays is through internet music streaming. Music streaming is…

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    ITunes music (Apple) store entered into the music market in 2003. However, prior to Apple 's entry into the digital world of music, the industry was fighting this new wave of music getting released to customers. However, with Apple 's release of its iPod digital-media player (2001) and adding the iTunes Store in 2003, they became the gatekeeper of digital downloads. Consequently, they promptly became supreme inside this new swim lane of the music industry. The key player that allow this was…

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