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  • The Effects Of Music Piracy On The Music Industry

    The aim of this essay is to look into contemporary means of music distribution, and identify which is currently the most profitable and widely used, and why they are used and the effect they have on the music industry. This information will then be used to predict which method of distribution will survive the test of time, and potentially be the means of distribution that could still be in use 15 years from now. This essay will explore the profitability and popularity of three different platforms: vinyl records, digital downloads, and music streaming services. Music piracy has been considered very problematic for the music industry since the age of vinyl records and cassette tapes (Berlatsky, 2013) (Gil, n.d.), though the problem really only became widespread with the invention of a compact file format, known as MP3 (Lalwani, 2015). Along with the invention of the MP3 format, easy to access software was created, which usually had instant, and free access to thousands of copyrighted music (Harris, 2016) (Witt, 2016) (Alderman, 2002) It became such a cause for concern that numerous artists began to sue the distributors of pirated music, the most notable case of this is when Metallica sued Napster in 2000, and won (Zaleski, 2015). This forced Napster to become a subscription service, rather than a free service as it had always been up until this point (Harris, 2016), but despite this, an increasing number of sites were created to continue the legacy Napster had created…

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  • The Incredible Talking Machine

    extranomical feet, shaking the ground of modern technology at the time, but now it has developed so rapidly to support our need of human connection that you might be surprised how similar we are to those who first invented it. The process of refining and marketing the phonograph from the texts “The History of the Edison Cylinder Phonograph” and “The Incredible Talking Machine” by Randall Stross is similar to the development of the Audio Spotlight in Mark Fischetti’s “Psst…. Hey You.” Competitors…

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  • Thomas Edison's Invention Of The Phonograph And Gender

    The Phonograph and Gender Introduction The year was 1977. Thomas Edison created the phonograph, a device he thought would be used for business and preserving important figures’ last words. Instead, it became the first music playing device. The phonograph is the Walkman 's, the CD player’s, the boombox’s, and the mp3 player’s ancestor. It was the very first. Although it was a machine, something women of the time were not typically associated with, they influenced the phonograph much more than…

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  • Swift's Argumentative Essay: Should Music Be Free?

    The beginnings of music technology and consumption originated in the late 1800s with Thomas Edison’s ingenious phonograph. Over a course of seventy-five years, the phonograph has received many upgrades and has even become a basis for the recent music technology today (Price and Albright para. 5). Some of the newer music technological advances include vinyl records, cassette tapes, CDs, portable MP3 players, and streaming services, which have all revolutionized music consumption because they have…

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  • Essay On Car Oil

    Four paragraph outline In this essay I will talk about how to properly change the car oil in your vehicle. To start off this is a process that may be time consuming depending on what type of car the work is being done on. Now there are a few steps which I will list 1) first check the car oil and oil filter type. 2) Go out to the automotive store and get the correct oil and oil filter be sure to refer back to your cars manual. 3) Get yourself a foot pound wrench with a standard 14 mm socket. 4)…

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  • Thomas Edison Research Paper

    Thomas Edison a famous American inventor, who invented many life influential devices and one of the first inventors who used mass production stated the following quote. “To invent something takes 1% inspiration, and 99% perspiration.” I agree that to make a goal or an idea reality it takes a lot of hard work. Thomas Edison invented many life changing devices e.g. electric light, sound recording, and motion pictures. My reasons why I agree to the quote Thomas Edison stated is the following.…

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  • Pop Music Industry Research Paper

    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,…

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  • How Did Thomas Edison Change America

    his ideas. Some of his inventions he was most known for were the electric lamp, the phonograph, and the motion picture camera. Thomas Edison was born in Milan,Ohio 1847 and was a genius when it came to technology. Early on in Thomas Edison’s life he would face many challenges and one of them was when he develop an illness called scarlet fever that would later give him hearing difficulties and would leave him almost deaf as an adult. Edison also had trouble with school because the teachers said…

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  • Jukebox Research Paper

    rich sound added style, entertainment and a talking piece for any venue. It is unclear as to where the term ‘jukebox’ actually originated from. Rumour has it that the term was derived from the black slang for dancing: ‘jook’. This is also a slang word for sex: a somewhat vague link between music and the art of seduction. Finally, it could be a deviant of the word ‘jute’, referring to jute joints; venues for jute picking labourers to dance and socialise. The roots of the jukebox can be traced to…

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  • Mass Media's Influence On American Culture

    started. It would be difficult to pinpoint exactly when it began because the creation of media in one way or another has been going on for centuries. Media originated in writing. The first regularly published newspaper was the Oxford Gazette starting in 1655 (Mairal, 2006, p. 68). Newspapers were the most typical form of media until the phonograph was invented. Thomas Edison had the idea for it when he was working on inventing the telephone and telegraph. The idea that a machine could talk by…

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