0760941 A Musical Controversy


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This presentation discusses the current condition of the music industry specifically of that in Canada. The presentation focuses on whether or not downloading music online has affected the music industry. The various methods of attaining music is looked at to examine its impact in Canada

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0760941 A Musical Controversy

  1. 1. http://www.richardsilverstein.com/tikun_olam/images/moses_file_share-thumb.jpg What is Canada’s Position? <ul><li>How is the music industry structured? </li></ul><ul><li>Where did downloading begin and come about? </li></ul><ul><li>What is Limewire? What is Itunes? </li></ul><ul><li>How does downloading work? </li></ul><ul><li>Where are Canadians getting their music? </li></ul><ul><li>What is the view of the music industry? </li></ul><ul><li>Is downloading stealing? </li></ul>
  2. 2. The Music Industry <ul><ul><li>Artist </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Goal is to make music and get a record deal and become famous </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Agents </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Books gigs and performances </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Managers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Organize and keep track of your career </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Promoters </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Creates publicity and create performances and generate a fan base </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Record Label </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Signs musical artists and help produce and create albums to sell to public </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Music Stores </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Sell music albums to fans </li></ul></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Where Does My Money Go When I Purchase an Album ?
  4. 4. Why Download Music Online? <ul><li>Because it is FREE!!! </li></ul><ul><li>Younger Canadians aged 12-24 comprise just 21 percent of Canada's population but account for 78 percent of illegal downloading </li></ul><ul><li>Two Types of down loaders: </li></ul><ul><li>1) Explorers </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Discover new music to increase purchasing </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>2) Pirates </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Substitute downloading for purchasing </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>So where does one get free music downloads? </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Where It All Started... <ul><li>Napster </li></ul><ul><li>Created by Shawn Fanning between 1999 and 2001 </li></ul><ul><li>Was the first online music file sharing programs </li></ul><ul><li>Sharing MP3 files between users </li></ul><ul><li>Fans were believing that the quality of music was decreasing in the late 1990s , therefore wanting to preview songs before a purchase. </li></ul><ul><li>LimeWire </li></ul><ul><li>P2P file sharing ( Peer to Peer) </li></ul><ul><li>Uses Java programming </li></ul><ul><li>Released in 2000 </li></ul><ul><li>It is free, but also offers LimeWire PRO which is $34.95 </li></ul><ul><li>for a year </li></ul>Shawn Fanning http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shawn_Fanning
  6. 6. edwardkhoo.com/.../2008/03/music-note.jpg news.cnet.com/i/bto/ 20070716/hp_media_server.jpg commons.wikimedia.org sartechnology.ca www.iush.edu/~cted/summer/img/computer.JPG Downloader Uploader Server/Internet source of music How Does the Downloading Process Work?
  7. 7. <ul><li>Puretracks: </li></ul><ul><li>October 14 th , 2003 </li></ul><ul><li>First Canadian downloading service to charge for downloading music </li></ul><ul><li>Price approximately $.99 per song and $9.99 per album </li></ul><ul><li>At first offering 175,000 songs now over 1.3 million songs available to purchase </li></ul>musiccelebrations.blogsome.com <ul><li>Itunes Store: </li></ul><ul><li>Online media store created by Apple Inc. </li></ul><ul><li>Opened April, 2003 </li></ul><ul><li>At first only available to Mac Apple computers now available all over the world on all computers </li></ul><ul><li>Within first 4 months generated $10 million </li></ul><ul><li>First year, $1 billion </li></ul><ul><li>2008 predicted profit, $3.3 billion </li></ul><ul><li>Represents 20% of the music industry profit </li></ul><ul><li>www.techdigest.tv </li></ul>
  8. 8. This Chart represents a survey taken in 2005, regarding the countries methods of acquiring music.
  9. 9. mattbrennan.ca www.cartoonstock.com http://www.cartoonstock.com/newscartoons/cartoonists/sni/lowres/snin19l.jpg
  10. 10. <ul><li>Works Cited </li></ul><ul><li>Anderson, Birgitte, and Marion Frenz. &quot;Intellectual Property Policy.&quot;  Industry Canada . 30 Oct. 2007. Government of Canada. 28 Sept. 2008 <http://www.ic.gc.ca/epic/site/ippd-dppi.nsf/en/h_ip01456e.html>. </li></ul><ul><li>Gil, Paul. &quot;Downloading Music MP3s: Peer to Peer File Sharing.&quot;  About.com . July 2008. 29 Sept. 2008 <http://netforbeginners.about.com/cs/peersharing/a/aap2p.htm>. </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;In Depth: Internet, Downloading Music.&quot;  CBC.ca . 1 May 2006. CBC News. 28 Dec. 2008 <http://www.cbc.ca/news/background/internet/downloading_music. html>. </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;LimeWire.&quot;  Wikipedia . Sept. 2008. 29 Sept. 2008 <http://www.cbc.ca/news/background/internet/downloading_music. html>. </li></ul>