The positive and negative effects of the digital music revolution: how the Internet, technology and file-sharing has shaped the modern day music industry

Khurana, Kamal (2011) The positive and negative effects of the digital music revolution: how the Internet, technology and file-sharing has shaped the modern day music industry. BA dissertation, University of Portsmouth.

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    Abstract

    Over the last 20 years, the music industry has experienced a transitional period. The music industry had evolved a great deal and this has been brought on by the ever growing presence of digitalisation across all areas of the music industry. The recording business has had no choice but to adjust to the changes brought on by the digital revolution as it has transformed the way we now promote, distribute and consume music. This dissertation examines the positive and negative effects that the digital music revolution has had on the music industry. In particular the study aims to highlight the change brought upon the music industry by technological innovation, the internet and downloading collectively referred to as the digital music revolution. The study will focus on who is being affected and draw conclusions as to whether the revolution is beneficial to the various parties affected. Specialist theorists who have studied this topic in great depth will be examined and their views analysed in order to establish the key factors linked to the discussion of the digital revolution and the impact it is having. Finally Primary research has been conducted in order to gain an up-to-date insight into music consumption habits of music consumers and will be used to further support secondary research.

    Item Type: Dissertation
    Departments/Research Groups: Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries > School of Media and Performing Arts
    Depositing User: Jane Polwin
    Date Deposited: 21 Mar 2012 16:27
    Last Modified: 28 Jan 2015 11:58
    URI: http://eprints.port.ac.uk/id/eprint/7001

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