itself as the largest music industry in the whole world, the music industry in the United States has different organizations and associations which represent different roles in the music industry and serve different purposes, constructing a structure of checks and balances. American record labels and distributors got RIAA (Recording Industry Association of America), the domestic representative of the IFPI (International Federation of the Phonographic Industry) in America, to represent them and monitor
seen as simple and unproblematic, but looking at the structure behind it is very important. One of the key features of music is music copyright and what that means to the music industry. Defining what this means in the historical context is of great significance. Music and copyright is a vital aspect of the music industry. The question that remains, however, is what happens with motivation or intension when samples of music are not originally controlled in a larger network.
America Needs Music Censorship “Obscene: so excessive as to be offensive” (http://www.webster.com/cgi-bin/dictionary). This is the way the Webster dictionary defines obscene. How do you? Some say obscene is vulgar; others say the best way to describe obscene is through disgust. No matter how it is thought of, obscene material is everywhere in society. Television is becoming more liberal, magazines are less edited, and music is more abrasive. At some point, the public must put its foot down
Downloading on the Music Industry The music industry faces major effects with illegal downloading of music. So many people today are trying to find the cheapest way to get their favorite music, by their favorite artist, so they can listen to them from their phones or mp3 players; therefore, it is reducing the amount of music that will hit the market. There are many new devices and technology that are used to download music illegally that makes it harder on the music industry. Illegal music downloads
In 1971 The U.S Congress passed the Sound Recording Amendment to the 1909 Copyright Statue. Through this act, it was acknowledged that audio recordings were worthy of legal copyright protection. This was the beginning of a new era for the music industry. The Sound Recording Amendment was enacted due to the bootlegging of vinyl records in hope of preventing the coping of music. Coincidentally, the issue of bootlegging music remains unsolved. “Much of the animosity toward our existing copyright framework
Is File-Sharing Illegal? Abstract: file-sharing violates existing copyright law by facilitating the widespread and illegal distribution of copyrighted material. This paper examines the case against file-sharing, by looking at how the players bear responsibility for the illegal acts currently made possible by this new technology. Finally, it suggests some remedies for file-sharing companies to reform themselves and become a potentially powerful and revolutionary company while still
think about it at all.” Meanwhile, the creators of Napster claimed that they were not responsible for what users did with their software. The music industry disagreed. “What Napster is doing threatens legitimate E-commerce models and is legally and morally wrong,” said Hilary Rosen, then-president of the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), the trade group that represents the U.S.
History From the invention of first recording device in 1877 to cassettes to digital recording in 1987 to MP3 in 1990 and to iTunes in 2003, the music industry has become an important global industry in last 50 years. The evolution of the music industry has given a boom to the economic activity in many geographical scales. Technological development has been playing an effective role for the evolution of the music industries. Looking back at the success of these music businesses, it used to be all
are originated in Liverpool in 1960, and become the iconic figure of the city and the British pop music (Britpop). As one of the most popular band in the world, the Beatles gained unprecedented commercial success. According to the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), the Beatles are the best-selling music artist in the United States, accounts for 178 million certified units. Furthermore, they owned 6 platinum units as the highest in history. The Beatles are regarded as the best-selling
but the format of ones script is extremely important since it will be submitted along with hundreds of others to one producer. For example, the main font in use in the U.S. by both publishers and the Hollywood film industry is Courier 12 pitch According to AFI (American Film Industry) the basics of screenwriting. Though this seems unimportant, when a publisher is looking at a manuscript he is going to look for things