Access to older music no longer in print:When artists change labels, their new label is not allowed to produce the albums the artist made on theold label, and if the old label decides not to print anymore albums or release the songs, the music iseffectively dead. Music downloading is the only way for most people to access these “dead” songsCreates devout music fansMost music downloaders are teens that both have the time it takes to download mass amounts ofmusic, and who also don’t have the money needed to buy albums. However, music downloading doescreate a love of music, that will carry over when teens become adults.
- Each year the industry loses £2.5 billion to piracy worldwide.- Honest retailers lose because they can’t compete with the prices offered by the illegal vendors, or free illegal downloads.- Less business means more unemployment.- Musicians, singers, songwriters and producers don’t get the royalties and fees they’ve earned, and most depend on the fee to make a living.
Radiohead – Kid A- When Radiohead released their new album on Oct. 3, 2000, it debuted at #1 on the Billboard charts.- All this was done without music videos, interviews, radio play, or touring (the main sources of publicity for most big artists).- The publicity it gained before its release was through free online downloads, particularly Napster.- The record company decided to give out the entire album online to radio stations and selected sites, and as a result, 3 months before the release date, all of Kid A was available for free for all to download on Napster, where massive amounts people downloaded the album for free.- This is why the RIAA worked so hard to shut down Napster, because if people have already downloaded an album, who would want to buy it?- But despite the heavy downloading, the album still sold 210,000 copies in its first week, which suggests that downloading created enough publicity.
In the 1980s there was the emergence of pop, dance musicand New Wave.As the term disco fell out of fashion in the decades earlyyears.Genres such as post-disco, Italo disco, Euro disco and dance-pop became more popular.Rock music continued to enjoy a wide audience; sub-genressuch as New Wave, Soft rock and Glam Metal emerged anddeveloped a significant following.Adult contemporary, quiet storm and smooth jazz gainedpopularity. Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1980s_in_music
Throughout the decade, R&B, hip hop and urban music ingeneral were becoming commonplace, particularly in theinner-city areas of large, metropolitan cities; rap wasespecially successful in the latter part of the decade, withthe advert of the golden age of hip hop.These urban genres, rap and hip hop particularly wouldcontinue their rise in popularity through the 1990s and2000s. Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1980s_in_music
- In 1980s computers were beginning to be invented andpeople were beginning to consume music through this.- Then also the internet was invented in 1983 which meantmost could surf the internet and browse through the musicthey wanted to listen to.- It was mainly based on vinyl records and cassette tapes.Records were by far the better quality and although theyused a very delicate surface to store the audio content, theyprovided years of good quality and still do nowadays.- Cassettes were more convenient and were becoming themore popular medium for buyers.- Unlike records, cassettes could be used in portable playersuch as cars and Sony then introduced the Walkman, thefirst personal music player. Source: http://wiki.answers.com/Q/What_was_the_1980s_music_technology_like
- In the studio, recordings were made on to analogue tape. Larger studios used 2” wide tape which would hold 24 tracks.- And then by the end of the decade, CDs had made an appearance in the consumer market. The CD claimed o have far better quality than records or cassettes and the claim is generally accepted as correct.- The development of digital music in the 80s paved the way for small and low cost studios. Most home based and project studios today are based loosely on the methods developed by the larger studios of the late 80s. Source: http://wiki.answers.com/Q/What_was_the_1980s_music_technology_like
These are some of the artists whom topped the charts…- Whitney Houston- Janet Jackson- Guns N Roses- The Police- Bon Jovi- Michael Jackson- Duran Duran- Dire Straits- Van Halen- Wang Chung
“New Order – Blue Monday” – is a single released in 7th March 1983. New Order is aBritish band, the song has been widely remixed and covered since its release. It is apopular anthem in the dance club scene.It has 2 record labels, ‘Factory’ and ‘FAC 73’.This song is currently #1 in the best songs of 1980s. Source: http://www.nme.com/list/100-best-songs-of-the-1980s/266358/page/10
Some of the record labels from the 1980s were…- 99 Records- Audiogram- Boardwalk Records- Demon Music Group- Caltex Records- Clay Records- Crammed Discs- DEP International- Dischord Records- Epitaph Records- Frontier Records- Funoon Al Jazeera Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Record_labels_established_in_1980
One of the record labels were Boardwalk Records.- It was founded by Neil Bogart in 1980 after PolyGram acquired his Casablanca Records.- The label ad a huge hit act with Joan Jett before Neil Bogart died of cancer in 1982.- Other artists on the boardwalk label included Curtis Mayfield, Ohio Players and the soundtrack to the 1982 film Megaforce.- Chris Christian was the first artist signed to Boardwalk.- In late 1981, “I Want You I Need You” became a #37 Top 40 Billboard pop hit and Top 10 A/C hit for Christian, Robert Kardashian who is Kim Kardashian’ father.- A year after Bogart’s death, the label eventually closed down. Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boardwalk_Records
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