The Internet and the Music Industry Argumentative Essay by Calwriter

The Internet and the Music Industry
This paper argues that music downloads and online radio have a positive effect on the music industry.
# 56400 | 2,725 words | 5 sources | APA | 2004 | US
Published on Mar 09, 2005 in Business (Industries) , Computer and Technology (Internet) , Music Studies (General)

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This paper explains that online radio, which simply rebroadcasts the content from existing, traditional radio stations or is solely virtual, has done the music industry much more good than harm because it is able to expose a greater diversity of people to artists and a greater diversity of artists to people. The author, using statistics, points out the correlation that the more you burn from the Internet, the more CDs you buy; therefore, the author seeks other causes for the lagging sales in the music industry, such as the recession, competition from other forms of entertainment, consolidation of radio stations, the ever-increasing CD prices, and even cellphones. The paper relates that the music industry's legal campaign against downloading is being circumvented by new technology, such as "Grouper", which only allows users to "stream" songs from a peer and, thus, operates legally under the "private performance" section of the copyright law.

Table of Contents
History of Online Radio
History of Music Downloads
Effects of Online Radio on the Music Industry
Effects of Music Downloads
Current Legal Status of Downloading

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