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The Effect of Digital Technology in the Music Industry

By Adebusoye Adeleke Ayo 

Nowadays, teenagers are living constantly surrounded by technology even if the younger generation may not see it, technology has had an impact on the world as a whole. The widespread use of digital technology in the music industry has allowed consumers to reproduce digital versions of copyrighted song inexpensively with the help of many software and websites.

The growth of downloads and exchange of music are held responsible for the decrease of music sales since the end of the 90s. Information and communication technologies, and especially the internet, changed the logic of consumption and the process of producing music.

One of the biggest challenges for the music industry was to deal with the invention of the MP3 file. This file came into life between 1996 and 1999 and since then, piracy became more and more important. The MP3 file enables people to save files on computers and share music with anyone in the world.

Asides this, YouTube which is the third most visited website in the world behind Google and Facebook houses 100 hours of video every minute. One of the major fact to keep in mind is that YouTube is paying artists and music labels. We also have other channels like Vevo.

On April 28, 2003, Apple released the iTunes store. The iTunes store which has more than 500 million users in 119 countries has more than 25 billion songs. Nowadays, artists make most of their money by touring and selling music on iTunes.

Even though digital technology have had bad effects on the music industry, new devices appeared and helped the music industry. These days, the industry is stimulated, thanks to the competition created by Spotify or even SoundCloud which enables to display music and protect copyrights for free or at a very low price.

Entertainment has been a popular tool for over a decade ago with popular musicians at the centre stage with names like 50 Cent born 'Curtis James Jackson, The Notorious B. I. G born Christopher George Latore Wallace, D. M. C born Darryl Mc Daniels, 2Pac born Tupac Shakur, LL Cool J born James Todd Smith and a host of other prominent foreign musicians who have really proved to the world at large what music entails.

They inspire young and upcoming artists on the rudiment of music and on the need to see music as not just a career but as something to relieve the body from stress and to liven the soul. The entertainment industry the captured the mind of the populace by promoting arts and culture and then lifestyle.

Celine Dion

Prominent among whom is Celine Dion, a Canadian Singer who was born on 30th March 1968 into a large family from Charlemagne, Quebec. She first gained international recognition in the 1980s by winning both the 1982 Yamaha world popular song festival and the 1988 Eurovision song contest where she represented Switzerland. She released several English albums along with additional French albums.

Michael Jackson

Also, we have the American singer Michael Joseph Jackson, a song writer, dancer, who was one of the most popular entertainers in the world and was the best selling music artist during the year of his death. He was born in August 29, 1958.

Nowadays with the influx of several artists and with modernization, entertainment have taken a new dimension with more of the cinema, open shows, mall entertainment, amusement parks where notable musicians thrills large audience to delectable fun. It has become more of competition these days with all artists trying to live up to expectation in order to capture large audience compared to that of the olden days where competition is at its lowest as artists inspires and instills more of moral in the mind of the audience

In conclusion, the digital technology has impacted greatly on the music industry and given the enormous contribution to the industry, we can deduce amidst its disadvantages that the digital technology has made music reachable to the people at the grassroots at little or no cost thus making them have access to music at any day and at any time.



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Amazing Things Art Center,160 Hollis Street, Framingham, MA, 01702, 508 405 2787
amazingthings.org

Arsenal Center for the Arts, 321 Arsenal Street, Watertown, MA, 02473, 617 923-7631
Arsenalarts.org

Bank of America Pavilion, 290 Northern Avenue, Boston, MA 02210, 617 728-1600
livenation.com

Berklee Performance Center, 136 Mass Ave, Boston, MA 02116, 617 747-2261
berkleebpc.com

Blackman Theatre, 360 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA 02115, 617 373-4700
centerforthearts.neu.edu

Blue Ocean Music Hall, 4 Oceanfront North, Salisbury, MA 01952, 978 462-5888
blueoceanhall.com

Boston Colonial Theatre, 106 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02116, 617 426-9366
bostonscolonialtheatre.com

Boston Opera House, 539 Washington Street, Boston, MA 02111, 617 259-3400
bostonoperahouse.com

Boston Symphony Hall, 301 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA 02115, 617 638-9345
bso.org

Calderwood Pavilion, 527 Tremont Street, Boston, MA 02116, 617 266-0800
huntingtontheatre.org

Cambridge Multicultural Arts Center, 41 Second St., Cambridge, MA 02141, 617 577-1400
cmacusa.org

Cape Cod Melody Tent, West Main Street, Hyannis, Cape Cod, MA 02601, 508 775-5630
melodytent.org

Chevalier Theatre, 30 Forest Street, Medford, MA 02155, 781 395-1732
chevaliertheatre.com

Colonial Theatre, 111 South Street, Pittsfield, MA 01201, 413 997-4444
thecolonialtheatre.org

Cutler Majestic Theatre, 219 Tremont Street, Boston, MA 02116, 617 824-8000
maj.org

Firehouse Center for the Arts, One Market Square, Newburyport, MA 01950, 978 462-7336
firehouse.org

Hanover Theatre, 2 Southbridge Street, Worcester, MA 01608, 877 571 - SHOW
thehanovertheatre.org

Jacob’s Pillow, 358 George Carter Road, Becket, MA 01223, 413.243.0745
Jacobspillow.org

Jordan Hall, 30 Gainsborough Street, Boston, MA 02115
617 868-5885
necmusic.edu

Longy Conservatory of Music, 27 Garden Street, Cambridge, MA 02138, 617 876-0956
longy.edu

Lowell Summer Series, Boarding House Park, French and John Streets, Lowell, 978 970-5200
lowellsummermusicseries.org

Maudslay Arts Center, Newburyport, 95 Curzon Mill Road, Newburyport, MA 01950, 978-499-0050
maudslayartscenter.org

Mechanics Hall, 321 Main Street, Worcester, MA 01608,, 508 752-5608
mechanicshall.org

Moseley's on the Charles, 50 Bridge St, Dedham, MA 02026, 781 326-3075
moseleysonthecharles.com

Museum of Fine Arts, Remis Auditorium, 465 Huntington Ave., Boston, MA 02116, 617 267-9300
mfa.org

Narrows Center for the Arts, 16 Anawan Street, Fall River, MA 02721, 508 324-1926
ncfta.org

Natick Center for the Arts, 14 Summer St, Natick, MA 01760, 508 647-0097
natickarts.org

Orpheum Theatre, 1 Hamilton Place, Boston, MA 02108, 617 482-0650
livenation.com

Peabody Essex Museum, 161 Essex Street, East India Square, Salem, MA 01970, 978 745-9500
pem.org

Plymouth Memorial Hall, 83 Court Street, Plymouth, MA 02630, 508 747-1622
memorialhall.com

Reagle Players, 617 Lexington Street, Waltham, MA 02452, 781 891-5600
reagleplayers.com

Regent Theatre, 7 Medford St., Arlington, MA 02474, 781 646-4849
regenttheatre.com

Rogers Center for the Arts, Merrimack College, 315 Turnpike Street, North Andover
merrimack.edu

Roxbury Center for Arts at Hibernian Hall, 184 Dudley Street|, Roxbury, MA 02119, 617 849-6322
madison-park.org

Sanders Theatre, 45 Quincy St, Cambridge, MA 02138, 617 496-2222
fas.harvard.edu

Shalin Liu Performance Center, 37 Main Street, Rockport, MA 01966, 978 546-7391
Rockportmusic.org

Showcase Live, 1 Patriot Place, Gillette Stadium, Foxboro, MA 02035, 781 461-1600
showcaselive.com

South Shore Conservatory, 1 Conservatory Drive, Duxbury, MA 02043, 781 749-7565
sscmusic.org

South Shore Music Circus, Route 3A, Cohasset, MA 02025, 781 383-9850
themusiccircus.org

Springstep, 98 George P. Hassett Drive, Medford, MA 02155, 781 395-0402
http://www.springstep.org

The Fine Arts Center, 151 Presidents Dr., Amherst, MA 01003, 413 545-2511
fineartscenter.com

Villa Victoria, 85 W. Newton Street, Boston, MA 02118, 617 927-1735
villavictoriaarts.org

Wang Theatre, Citi Center for the Performing Arts, 270 Tremont Street, Boston, MA 02116, 617 482-9393
citicenter.org

Wilbur Theatre, 246 Tremont Street, Boston, MA 02116, 617 248-9700
thewilburtheatre.com


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