Internet music distribution has changed the way on how music reaches its audience. It moved from the classic one artist long-play album to distributing it through the world wide web.
They are interesting systems to legally distribute music via the web. On 2003 Apple computer developed and launched a platform where distribution through the net is secure and simple.
The five big music companies agreed with Apple Computer to open their song catalogs for Apple for a percentage of sales profits. iTunes and iPod are the two main component for and individual to access and download a song for only 99 cents. It allows users to access the internet music library, the world’s largest. At the same time Apple is also accounting for the legal rights for the copyright of the songs.
You can store up to 15,000 songs to the iPod portable player, for it has a largest hard drive. With the dawn of iTunes other systems like Muchmusic, Sonicselector, Buy music and Napster also came into the music distribution scene.
It is not yet certain if internet distribution using these technologies will be the future’s way of delivering music to the public although at the moment it is unrealistically high.
One thing that is certain is that home media centers are growing in popularity with consumers and are increasingly compatible with downloading and listening to Internet-distributed music.
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Every new sound system has an MP3 or Ipod adapter, so it makes sense that downloading is the future.
It is a shame we have gone away from the classic albums which told a story through music.
I must admit I would me more interested in some advice on how to get in these catalogs and how to get noticed!
Personally, I love the fact that more and more music is being purchased and downloaded electronically.
Now there is no need to purchase a whole album if you dont want to (a big problem not too long ago).
Also, it saves time on traveling to a store and gambling on even finding the album they went there for in the first place. Not to mention all the time “digging” to find the selection.
So, personally… I believe these electronic transactions have revolutionized the way music is and will be distributed from here on out.
Thanks for the write up, stimulating!
I think that electronically downloaded music has totally changed the way I listen and certainly opened up to me a wider range of music!
My blueray player has an ipod dock, I have an ipod player as well in my house and car and I don’t have any CD’s!!!
Certainly the way of the future!
All the best,