Decreasing overall sales in an increasingly diversified market. Digital music services? - iTunes, Rhapsody, Pandora, Lala, Amazon, et yada Each with a slightly different listening paradigm. Growing LP sales!? Disruption is not new, however.
The advent of recorded music. Disrupted huge sheet music biz: multi-million selling sheet music. Did you know? First 1 million selling record was recorded in 1904. Pre-electrical recording.
New format. Cheaper listening, better sound. Radio changed the listening paradigm! Recorded music sales: 1921 - $105 million, 1933 - $6 million. Not until 1945 would the recorded music industry reach $105 million again.
Unbreakable vinyl and FM radio led to new outlets for promotion, and new distribution methods that opened the market. Fascinating story! Not going to tell it here...
A note on consolidation: Victor and Columbia, in phonographs; NBC/RCA, CBS in radio; Majors in the most recent consolidation.
Small files, easily copied, many, many nodes.
New Orleans, 2006. The record industry, about the same time. RIAA suits, DCMA takedowns, the Sony rootkit.
Meanwhile... Digital services are consolidating into into identity-aware “hyper-giants.” Find the NANOG presentation. Read it. http://www.nanog.org/meetings/nanog47/presentations/Monday/Labovitz_ObserveReport_N47_Mon.pdf
Walled gardens. iTunes/iPad/Facebook/Android, etc. Good for rights holders, challenging for fair use.
Com546 Final Pres
<ul><li>H. Dean Hudson, UW MCDM </li></ul><ul><li>COM 546, Kathy Gill </li></ul>Music in Disruption
The State of the Art Source: Enders Analysis via: http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/news/2007/04/drm-lock-ins-and-piracy-all-red-herrings-for-a-music-industry-in-trouble.ars