Recent Innovations and Changes in the Music Industry

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By Dr S. Koomar Surrun

A few years ago, the music industry reeled when the video clip “Gangnam Style” of the South Korean artist Psy went viral. His overnight fame and popularity brought him a lot of money in terms of records and albums bought by his new fans. This change in music making, music appreciation and distribution may be used to illustrate some of the major changes that have occurred in music production at the turn of this century.

South Korean artist Psy. Pic – Newsweek

The two major changes that were going to inflence music making greatly were in information technology and in human behaviour. The new development in compressinghuge amount of dataonto microchips led to their incorporation in numerous gadgets used everyday. The development of fibre optics technology helped in the rapid transmission of data. Satellite technology has developed in such a way that every corner of the globe is now covered. Short messages, videos and audio clips became available freely when a Wi-Fi or an internet connection is available. Various social media platforms and above all YouTube, allow people to post online video and audio clips and to know and witness everything that is happening, and sometimes in real time. Read More… Become a Subscriber

 


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