The Music Industry

The Music Industry

by Noah Berlatsky

Hardcover(Library Binding)

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780737757439
Publisher: Greenhaven Publishing
Publication date: 03/02/2012
Series: Opposing Viewpoints Series
Pages: 240
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range: 14 - 17 Years

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Table of Contents

Why Consider Opposing Viewpoints? 11

Introduction 14

Chapter 1 What Copyright Issues Does the Music Industry Face?

Chapter Preface 18

1 File-Sharing Has Weakened Copyright-and Helped Society Nate Anderson 20

2 Illegal File Sharing Hurts Musicians and Society: IFPI 25

3 Copyright Helps Artists Make a Living Jonathan Newman 31

4 Copyright Violations Do Not Hurt Artists' Income Ernesto Van Der Sar 38

Periodical and Internet Sources Bibliography 43

Chapter 2 How Should the Music Industry Respond to the Changing Market?

Chapter Preface 45

1 Lower CD Prices May Increase Sales Ed Christman 47

2 The CD Format Should Be Dropped Miles Raymer 51

3 The New Rock-Star Paradigm Damian Kulash Jr. 57

4 The Poor Economy and Higher Gas Prices Are Hurting Touring Luciana Lopez 65

5 Independent Artists Need to Explore New Marketing and Revenue Options Jeff McQuilkin 70

6 Musicians Need Not Spend Too Much Time on Online Marketing Cameron Mizell 74

Periodical and Internet Sources Bibliography 81

Chapter 3 What Role Do Record Labels Play in the Twenty-First Century?

Chapter Preface 83

1 Major Labels Must Change to Stay Viable Adam Frucci 85

2 Major Labels Can Do More for Artists than Indie Labels Can Brent DeFore 97

3 Indie Labels Are Still Relevant Hugh Leask 101

4 New Report Shows How Much Record Companies Are "Investing in Music": IFPI 107

5 Behind the Music: The Real Reason Why the Major Labels Love Spotify Helienne Lindvall 115

Periodical and Internet Sources Bibliography 119

Chapter 4 Will Changes in the Industry Hurt Music?

Chapter Preface 121

1 The Reduced Focus on Recording Is a Loss to Music Rick Carnes 123

2 Musicians Will Continue to Record Great Music Tim Geigner 128

3 Some Artists Feel that Downloading of Single Tracks Destroys the Integrity of an Album Peter Lauria 133

4 Good Riddance to Albums Steven Hodson 136

5 The Classical Music Market Is Collapsing Michael Johnson 141

6 Contemporary Classical Music Labels Are Healthy Joseph Dalton 146

Periodical Bibliography 155

For Further Discussion 156

Organizations to Contact 158

Bibliography of Books 163

Index 166

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