The Impacts of Technology on Music Recording Industry and Society

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The Impacts of Technology on
Music Recording Industry and Society

"TV has restored the daily life of family, Photography has altered the way we look at the world, the computer has changed everything.” (Mark Katz, 2010)

It is true the computer has converted everything into digital. Digital technology has also changed the ways of sound and voice recording. It has gradually led to the changes not only in the production of sound but also in the views of society, precisely consumers and producers. Since the 70's, the computer, music and audio industries have influenced on one another. Nowadays, many people use different digital sound recording equipment and sound recording software to transform
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* Views of Industry and Artists on Digital Technology
In digital era, the artists do not need to depend on the music producers for labels to record, manufacture and distribute in media outlets. Digital technology has replaced the traditional music industry which was based on the concept of “exploitation” of the artist with a modern music industry that serves the artist. These new schemes provide value at fair prices while being innovative, transparent, accurate and fast through internet, digital signals and/or transmissions. Only one drawbacks for the artists is the most difficult and important task; that is the creative challenge for them to create music that makes a personal and meaningful connection with the listener which they could make in live show or face-to-face interactions with their audience.

Pros and Cons of Technology for Music Industry
With the advancement of technology, recording systems have amazingly been developed, shifting from Scott and Edison's acoustic recording era to digital recording era. However, technology development has also influenced the evolution of the music industry, as it has been many times a challenge for existing modes of its economic relationships and


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