The Effect of Digital Technology in the Music Industry
Nowadays, adolescents are continuously surrounded by technology, and while the younger generation does not recognize it, technology has had an influence on the environment as a whole. The widespread use of digital technology in the music industry has allowed customers to inexpensively replicate digital copies of copyrighted songs using a variety of software and websites.
The rise of music downloads and exchange has been blamed for the decline in music sales since the late 1990s. The internet and other information and communication technologies, in particular, have altered the logic of music consumption and production.
Dealing with the invention of the MP3 file was one of the most difficult obstacles for the music industry. This file was created between 1996 and 1999, and piracy has grown in importance since then. The MP3 file format allows people to save files on computers and share music with people all over the world.
Aside from that, YouTube, the world’s third most visited website after Google and Facebook, hosts 100 hours of video every minute. One important thing to remember is that YouTube pays artists and music labels. Other networks, such as Vevo, are also available.
On April 28th 2003, Apple launched its iTunes store. The iTunes Store, which has over 500 million users in 119 countries, contains over 25 billion tracks. Artists nowadays earn the majority of their money by touring and selling music on iTunes.
Even though digital media has hurt the music industry, new devices have emerged that have aided the industry. Nowadays, the industry is being stimulated by the rivalry provided by Spotify or even SoundCloud, which allows for the display of music and the protection of copyrights for free or at a very low cost.
Entertainment has been a popular tool for over a decade, with names like 50 Cent born ‘Curtis James Jackson, Christopher George Latore Wallace, D. M., better known as The Notorious B.I.G., was born Christopher George Latore Wallace, D. M. C born Darryl Mc Daniels, 2Pac born Tupac Shakur, LL Cool J born James Todd Smith, and a slew of other prominent foreign musicians proving to the world at large what music entails.
They teach young and upcoming musicians the fundamentals of music and emphasize the importance of seeing music as more than just a career, but as a means of relieving stress and energizing the soul. The entertainment industry captivated the public’s attention by encouraging arts and culture, followed by lifestyle.
Celine Dion (a Canadian singer-songwriter)
Celine Dion, a Canadian singer born on March 30, 1968, into a big family from Charlemagne, Quebec, is one of the most well-known. She first received international attention in the 1980s, when she won both the 1982 Yamaha World Famous Song Festival and the 1988 Eurovision Song Contest as Switzerland’s representative. She released several English albums as well as several French albums.
We also have the American singer Micheal Joseph Jackson, a songwriter and dancer who was one of the world’s most influential entertainers and the best-selling recording artist in the year of his death. On August 29, 1958, he was born.
Nowadays, with the influx of many artists and modernization, entertainment has taken on a new dimension with more theatre, open shows, mall entertainment, and amusement parks where prominent musicians delight large audiences with delectable fun. It has been more competitive these days, with both artists attempting to live up to expectations to capture a large audience, as opposed to the past, when the rivalry was at its lowest as artists inspired and instilled more moral in the minds of the audience.
In conclusion, digital technology has had a significant impact on the music industry and considering its tremendous contribution to the industry, we can deduce that, despite its drawbacks, digital technology has made music accessible to people at the grassroots at little or no expense, allowing them to listen to music at any time and any place.