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  • Impact of Globalisation on the Music Industry Essay

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    Define and explain globalisation, then critically evaluate and illustrate the impact globalisation has had on a particular business, the industry it operates in, its country of origin and the country or countries the business has expanded into. In this paper I will be discussing how globalisation has impacted the Music Industry in recent years, and in particular the multi-national giant Universal Music Group (UMG). Globalisation is a noun that is hard to define; it has many definitions depending

  • The Big Six: The Music Industry And The Big Six

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    Record companies were established, but did not last very long until the late 1980s when the “Big Six”, a group of multinational corporations consisting of Sony, MCA, WEA, Polygram, EMI, and BMG controlled most of the market. Initially there were five corporations (CBS and RCA (both now belonging to Sony), WEA, EMI, and Polygram) that had emerged in 1978 to own 60 per cent of the market. (Wallis and Malm, 1984, p. 81) By 1994 over 90 per cent of recorded music sales were from albums,

  • Essay on Bon Jovi

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    Bon Jovi noticed and he realized he needed more than just back-up musicians like that he had used for the song “Runaway.” This is when Richie Sambora and the other group members signed on and the band came together as a whole. Also this is when Polygram Record’s executive, Derek Shulman, changed John Bongiovi’s name to Jon Bon Jovi. The band’s self-titled debut came out January 21, 1984. The album was filled with the group’s now- signature power ballads and hooked-filled tunes underscored by

  • Music, Music And Art

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    21st century is very progressive in creative entertainment industry as movie, music and art in general. For the past few centuries it has evolved and developed to the completely new level, where to be as an artist is a significant job. Although, artists have never been on their own, they always had a person who has been “looking after” them, these days it is called manager or producer. According to the Kazi Uddin, there are only 3 recording major labels these days : Warner Music, Sony Music and Universal

  • Music Week Magazine Article On The Music Industry

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    Music Week magazine article In the Music Industry there are four main areas: 1. Live Performance 2. Record Companies/Labels 3. Publishing Companies 4. Artist Management It is vital to know how these four main areas of the music industry operate to this date, what is happening around you and the impact it has on the world. Also, it is important to understand their business mechanism, their role within Music Industry and the relationships between the areas and how they link. Live Performance:

  • What Makes Motown Successful

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    onto the scene in 1971. It was “a thoughtful, socially conscious album” and “arguably [Motown’s] grandest artistic statement.” The height of Motown’s popularity was declining and by 1988, Gordon sold Motown Records to MCA Records, who sold it to Polygram Records, who sold it to Universal Records. It was the end of an era of lyrical music

  • Nelson Mandela Essay examples

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    Nelson Mandela Excuse me sir, may I see your pass?" These words mean very little to most Americans; however these words struck fear in the hearts of black South Africans during the times of apartheid. While apartheid was being practiced, blacks were restricted in the jobs they could hold, facilities they could use, as well as the places they could be, and all blacks had to carry passes for identification purposes. If the passes were not in order, the carrier was subject to arrest. Through

  • Russell Simmons

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    associated artists such as Jay-Z and Alicia Keys to address the issues, 20,000 youth showed up to support the cause. Around 1985 Russell Simmons invested $5000 to start Def Jam Records. However in 1999 he made the decision to sell his business to Polygram records for $100 million giving him a return on investments of 2 million

  • The Recording Music Industry: The Structure Of The Recording Industry

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    the recording industry stood as an oligopoly controlled by the six major record labels: Warner Music Group (WMG), Electrical and Music Industries Group (EMI), Bertelsmann Music Group (BMG), Universal Music Group (UMG), Sony Music Group (SMG) and PolyGram (PMG). The Big 6 controlled all promotional and distributional efforts of recorded music and this control allowed them to dominate over smaller record labels due to their size and financing. Although the Big 6 profited from this model, frequently

  • Music Improvements During The 1960s Essay

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    Music improvements in 1960s “Life is a progress, not a station,” said Ralph Waldo Emerson. Each decade, changes occur in almost all areas in life, and music is one of the fields that describes better that assessment. Since the 1960s, music has been going through a lot of changes in composition, arrangement, production, and distribution. However, some people are still thinking that music started getting worse since that time(Briggs). But, what if it was a positive change or a progress people had

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