The Future Of Recorded Music

1703 Words Nov 17th, 2015 7 Pages
Marissa Hanson
Professor Lisa Farese
Introduction to Media
17 November 2015
The Future of Recorded Music
Historically, recorded music holds a prominent place in social and civil issues. People recorded music themselves from live concerts or radio play. More people also bought physical copies of music, such as records and CDs. Music both creates and comments on culture. Music brings together individuals of all backgrounds, creating an environment of safety and self-expression. Advertising for recorded music becomes increasingly difficult for artists affiliated with any but the largest of record companies. It becomes a struggle to attract advertisers when artists do not have as much guaranteed audience and reception as major record companies. Convergence with the Internet would solve the issues of market suppression, advertising struggles, and piracy issues. Recorded music traditionally associates with societal change and cultural significance, but current issues bar it from reaching its full potential, while converging with the Internet and guiding the industry toward a focus on independent artists and on cultivating less creative restrictions would solve many of the problems. Before digital media emerged, listeners primarily accessed recorded music through buying physical copies of records or CDs. They also recorded live music or music played on the radio, so they could listen at a later time. Even further in the past, the public could only access music through live…
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