Skip to main content

Technological Influence On the Music Industry

The technological input in music industry evolution can’t be underestimated. Various innovations are implemented every year. The whole process of creation a music and its distribution has changed in recent years. The appearance of such phenomenon as streaming music influences the music industry making it adapt to the new conditions and opportunities.

New business model

The business model of the way the music industry makes money and the way consumers purchase music goods and experience them has changed significantly with the streaming audio delivery. Purchasing of the disk is replacing by browsing songs online. No one can say for sure where the music industry is headed, but everyone is sure that increased access and affordable streaming is going to grow. While some people consider this changes as something bad paying attention to the fact that such mass distribution deprives new albums and songs their value, the others believe that streaming helps to fight the piracy which exploded in the early 2000s with appearance such sites like Napster. Right now the consumers and artists themselves have more control over such issues as decisions on new releases and their date, the discovery of new talents, not record labels and executives. Artists involvement in multiple aspects of the industry increases. Now artists are occupied in not only music production and records selling, but also touring and merchandising. Artists themselves are looking for new ways to make money, they have to think outside of the box. Since the music became a digital product record sales give the wall to the royalties. The audience is changing step by step, now teenagers present a new type of people, they are “digital natives,” they don’t buy records, they listen to music on the Internet, they prefer Kazaa to iTunes, and they are the future. Artists should defer to this fact and adapt to this new audience. Spotify, in this case, can be considered as a huge achievement in the music industry, as far as it learns customers to pay for the music.   

Digital files, software, and the Internet outlets


Before the streaming music, the only way for artists to become famous and promote their artwork was to sign to the label, today it is not. To record a song, artists needed a fully-equipped with studios, equipment was incredibly expensive and only professional could understand how it works. Common artist hardly could puzzle out what all the buttons on the control board are for. Now it is far cheaper to record music and easier to use the equipment. Digital music even doesn’t need that much of equipment, with all these recording apps developed by various software companies in London and all over the world, a laptop can become a home recording studio with all these music recording apps. Furthermore, the risk to manufacture CDs isn’t significant in the digital world. The music digital files are unlimited. Unlimited is also the access to music discovery outlets for everyone, not just those who hold a contract with labels. Coldplay, Arctic Monkeys, the Weeknd, Björk they all are examples of successful indie artists. And it is a normal tendency considering that the Internet is full of various sources and distributors of information like YouTube, Twitter, Facebook, Slacker, Pandora and all the variety of blogs. The necessity in labels isn’t relevant for artists anymore. They can record, manufacture, distribute their artworks by themselves. Musicians don’t need millions to become popular. If an artist wants to let people know about him and his artworks he may give access to his songs on various platforms, distribute information about himself and get feedback gradually gaining the popularity. There are numerous apps that can help artists to manage their music files and connect them with fans and listeners. For instance, young artists who want to distribute their songs and increase their visibility in user searches can login in SoundTracking app. From there they can instantly share their songs on various social networks, such as Facebook and Twitter, add pictures and hashtags. For the beginners, it is a great platform to promote the music. Another good application to get discovered is a SoundCloud. With more than 250 million mobile app users finding a target audience and personal listener getting much easier. The artists can even create their own app with MobBase which will represent their brand. One app will let musicians connect with their fans, share music, videos, photos, useful information and more. Technologies provide artists with incredible opportunities they just need to use them.

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

My Failed Project In Baking Mini Egg Cakes

FAILED THIS TIME..... I don't know why, I follow exactly the ingredients and the method written in her website but it was not successful.  Something went wrong somewhere but I don't think I want to try it again.  This recipe is called Mini Egg Cake which is supposed to be soft, airy, light sponge cake but the way I made them, they turned out hard and crusty cake.   If I try again one day, I will half the portion... cos I like to eat these traditional egg cakes.... The Ingredients...  No point putting the recipe here since I failed..  LOL...  The portions of this recipe....  It looked very promising when I put them into the oven.... Even when they were in the baking process... they look good, aren't they? LOL...  I was so happy just by looking at the mini egg cakes in the tray....  And after they were let out... my heart sank....  The minute I took them out from the tray, I knew... Hard at the top...  Tak Jadi = Failed.... Now come to t

Our Orders From Afghanistan, Spanish And Australia

My Final post on the Food Festival in the Victoria Market on Wednesday night.... The atmosphere at the market was "enhanced" by the cheerful songs and music by a group band... It was indeed a merry evening filled with music-licous folk songs in the air... . Ok, how to find four seats in this crowd.... hmmmm....... Somehow we managed to... and these were what my boys brought back to our table.... Mexican rice with oysters... or is it Spanish rice?   Both are the same, I guess... LOL.... Afghanistan Food.... chunks of chicken meat with naan.... Brazilian food.... don't ask me what it is.... I just ate what was on the table....  But I am amazed by this giant burger....  ..... and what burger is this? They told me it is Crocodile Tail Burger! Meat from the crocodile tail?  Is it just a name or what... I really don't know... Took a few bites of it... and I am full!! Well, these were the food we

Home Cooked Dishes

NOT MUCH HAPPENING... and lazy too.... My neighbour gave me half pumpkin and I have been keeping it for a couple of days before I finally decide what to do with it.  I cook it into small chunks and sauteed it with minced meat, okra and basil leaves.  Yes, it would be great to put in some small cilipadi but unfortunately, I did not find any in my fridge.  Steamed a bowl of rice and that was meal for dinner.... One dish meal....  Pumpkin reminds me of sweet potatoes...sweet after cooking... Another dinner meal consist of Sambal Fish, black pepper met and a hard boiled egg  I only boiled the egg, the other two dishes were "sponsored" by my neighbour... LOL...