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How the Internet Has Changed the Music Industry
The world moves much faster today than it did at the dawn of the music industry. Technology has been instrumental in that evolution. No one would dispute the fact that the Internet has changed the music industry into being almost unrecognizable to the industry of the past. In fact, things continue to change at such a rapid rate that the music business is still struggling to keep up. From early issues like illegal downloading and music sharing sites (like the now-defunct Napster) to current disputes over music streaming services and how much the artists/labels should be paid in royalties, the Internet still seems to be raising more questions than it is answering. However, where there are problems, there are solutions. For the enterprising individual who has drive, willpower, and a hunger for creativity… There’s room to make interesting things happen. While the Internet has made music more accessible to the public, it’s made it more difficult for artists to make money. Which means, if you want to be a recording artist, you need to have grit. You need to be someone who’s looking for the corners and the places that offer open opportunities.