How has the development of digital music in the 21st century affected the relationship between the recording artist, the consumer and the record label?

Pearce, William (2011) How has the development of digital music in the 21st century affected the relationship between the recording artist, the consumer and the record label? BSc dissertation, University of Portsmouth.

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    Abstract

    This study project is going to examine the effect that the increasing popularity of digitally distributed music in the 21st century has had on consumers, artists and record labels and what changes have been made in the industry to adapt to this popularity. This study will include a literature review of all the available material on the subject to date, a survey to consumers to attempt to gauge how people have purchased music this year, a case study of an independent rock band who have made their living off of music, and some academic research with regards to the workings of a major record label. The study shows how each of the subjects involved in my research have adapted to the phenomenon of digital music that has been popularised through Napster, Kazaa, Spotify and iTunes.

    Item Type: Dissertation
    Departments/Research Groups: Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries > School of Creative Technologies
    Depositing User: Jane Polwin
    Date Deposited: 02 Aug 2011 14:01
    Last Modified: 28 Jan 2015 11:41
    URI: http://eprints.port.ac.uk/id/eprint/4312

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