Technological and Social Drivers of Change in the Online Music Industry

Mark Fox

Abstract


Considerable attention has been given to the legal implications arising from the distribution of music in a digital format via the Internet. However, less attention has been paid to the technological and social drivers of change in the music industry. This paper attempts to demonstrate the significant impact that social and technological forces have on the music industry, especially regarding lowering barriers to entry.

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5210/fm.v7i2.931



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