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Music industry

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The music industry is the industry that creates, performs, promotes, and preserves music.

The music industry is made up of:

and so on...

History

In the 19th century the music industry was dominated by sheet music publishers. The group of music publishers and songwriters which dominated popular music in the United States was known as Tin Pan Alley. In the early 20th century the phonograph industry grew greatly in importance, and the record industry eventually replaced the sheet music publishers as the industry's largest force.

The advent of file sharing technologies may change the balance between record companies, song writers, and performing artists. Bands such as Metalica have fought back against p2p programs such as the infamous Napster. MP3s (http://www.nuffmusic.tk)

Further Reading

  • Norman Lebrecht, When the Music Stops: Managers, Maestros and the Corporate Murder of Classical Music, Simon & Schuster 1996

Music industry organizations

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