Introduction to the Music Industry

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What is the music industry about?
Disruption and change
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What 2 things did major labels not know how to react to?
Napster and Itunes
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Why did they struggle reacting to this?
Not knowing how their catalogue ended up on the website in the first place, and not knowing how to deal with the product being available from only one place
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What is the main purpose of a radio station?
Bring ads to consumers.
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Explain how the industries exist in many forms.
Most artists make money on merchandise rather than records
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Explain how "Everything sold is symbolic" - Davies & Stigtherson
Songs are written about things like feminism, capitalism, making money etc.
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How is this symbolism shown?
Through Music Videos
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Bob Lefsetz believes "the record is dead. Why is he wrong?
46% of people still by records. They are worth around $15 billion per year.
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Why is Bob Lefsetz correct about the record being dead?
Most people nowadays Use streaming sites or youtube to gain access to music
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When do most record sales occur?
The Christmas period
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What is the biggest selling CD in the UK every Christmas?
The "Now that's what I call Music" Compilations
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