Lawrence Lessig’s research on piracy and copyright laws suggest the issue began long before Napster’s free website of burning music for personal use. In fact, stolen content was first documented one hundred years ago when Thomas Edison’s inventions were stolen before copyright laws were in place.
In many public schools, music education programs are being terminated, due to budget cuts and governmental program reforms; while some believe that the arts are secondary to courses such as math and science, it has been proven that musical education helps students to improve skills such as project management, team building, effective time management, leadership, cooperation and collaboration. Due to the fact that the benefits reaped from music education overwhelm any negatives associated with it, music education programs should be kept in public schools.
Doug E. Fresh and Slick Rick, two of hip-hop 's biggest legends collaborated in the early months of 1984 to create one of the most influential songs ever. Released in 1985, on the B-side to The Show, "La Di Da Di" garnered considerable media attention, making it one of the earliest rap songs to blow up nationwide. Instead of it playing on just black music radio stations, the song played on Pop music stations. The song has an everlasting legacy and influence on all genres of music, not due to the original song, but rather the hundreds of mega hits through the practice of sampling.
“Regardless of what artists may think about this shift in the music industry, there’s no arguing that they need to adapt in order to make money” (Carter 5). Endorsement deals play a big role in a musician’s career. Currently people are debating about whether or not artists should allow advertisers to use their music in promotions. Artists should allow their music to be in commercials because advertising keeps a musician financially stable and helps them reach a wider audience.
The aforementioned factors play a significant role in influencing what is purchased by the consumer, but if they bought other genres instead of pop music, then the industry would be forced to change. When it comes to sales “The music industry is a Superstar economy… the top 1% account for 77% of all artist recorded music income” (Mulligan). Artists who would fall under this 1% criteria mostly belong to the pop genre, such as Taylor Swift, Justin Timberlake, Bruno Mars, and so on. Notwithstanding drama-related reductions in popularity, artists such as these, and several others of “superstar” status, are the ones providing a great deal of the profits for the pop industry. It is through the widespread support of these artists by consumers where the homogeneity of pop music is encouraged and
In his article “The Naysayers,” Alex Ross analyzes the debate that looms between Benjamin and Adorno. Ross concludes that “if Adorno were to look upon the cultural landscape of the twenty-first century, [Adorno] might take grim satisfaction in seeing his fondest fears realized” (Ross). That fear being is Adorno’s expressed concern that music was progressing as another tool for the capitalist society. Unfortunately, this concern of Adorno’s has become all too realized, particularly in the pop music industry. Artists like along the lines of Justin Bieber and Kesha are manufactured products. These artists are property of their corporate entities. Such entities do not have the goal of entertainment, but rather, profit. “All ‘light’ and pleasant art has become illusory and mendacious” (Adorno 274). The music industry, according to Adorno, is essentially a façade. The music itself becomes a front for the profit driven production companies, and, as such, a mere product of the capitalist
Record labels avoid speaking about it and also artists to not raise attention to the problem. Thankfully this topic is starting to be brought up in conversations around the music world. More and more fans on the daily seem to be becoming outraged at this situation. As more and more producers start to speak up about their personal experiences , the more people it's getting too. ‘‘I've seen it happen often over the last few years. Anything to save a buck for these labels," (Lamaree , Carl). The quote is an example from an article about a producer informing the readers about his experiences and what he’s witnessed. One solution that’s currently being worked on by mainstream producers is to initiate a union of sort. A union for only producers to raise awareness and also to gain respect among fellow peers in the music industry. “Comments like Budden’s are exactly why hitmaker producer Sonny Digital recently suggested a producer’s union, so that producers can leverage more respect from an industry full of artists like Budden and Birdman who find no issue with screwing over producers, and rappers like French Montana, who forgot the names of the producers who crafted his seven times platinum “Unforgettable.” ” (Gee , Andre). Joe Budden , Birdman , and French Montana are some examples of artists that have
President Barack Obama once said, “The future belongs to young people with an education and the imagination to create.” In schools, one of the most overlooked and underfunded subjects are the arts. During the 1930s, art education was greatly supported in the U.S. However, as time progressed the focus of education shifted to more standardized tests, science, and math. The arts were pushed into a corner, despite being able to help students grow who they are as people, but also help them in other important areas of school. The arts are important in education and should get funding appropriately.
Now many people are gonna be upset and won 't agree while they too have reasonings why they shouldn 't need to sell out to make more money. Many people would say but they should just sell merchandise as source three suggests. As that could be the case, think about it logically. Wouldn 't it cost them more money to make the merchandise than to sell it? Some of the merchandise wouldn 't sell out so they will be losing money instead of gain it. Plus, if they want to get their songs out their and fast so people could hear it as fast as possible while people would buy more copies of their music, they should simply do advertisements.
Dan Brown is the best selling author of ‘The Da Vinci Code’, among many other best sellers such as ‘Angel’s & Demon’s’, ‘The Lost Symbol’ and his most recent work - ‘Deception Point’.
In Walter Olson’s “How Copyright Law Makes Sample-Based Music Impossibly Expensive...If You Want To Do It Legally”, Olson reports that there is an increasing number of copyrights out now, and artists must make sure their song is clear of copyrights to publish it. If it is not, they have to pay an expensive sample clearance fee. Olson asserted that ”Capitol records would lose 20 million dollars on a record that sold 2.5 million units”(3).In other words, it is nearly impossible to find all copyrights, and make a profit off the artwork after paying for copyright clearance fees.Artists should not have to pay expensive copyright clearance
Upon the first Sunday of February each year, the two remaining football teams in the NFL come together to compete and continue a national holiday that dates back to 1967. In that inaugural year, it cost approximately $40,000 to occupy a slot of time on the television screens of 50 million people around the country. 51 years later, in 2018, that price has been heightened to between 5 and 5.5 million dollars, now attracting nearly 100 million viewers each year. (CNN) Between the 60 minutes of broadcasted game time, various companies attempt to put their millions to use and to hopefully create a funny, interesting, and/or informative commercial. Their aim is to spark conversations and stay in
There are a number of other music streaming services in the market, the main competitors being Apple Music and Pandora. The first music streaming service I ever used was Apple Music and the selling point for me was the integration of Apple Music with your existing iTunes library, so you see all your music side-by-side. This functionality was error-prone, as it didn’t allow for cross-device syncing, meaning you have to re-download and recreate your created playlists. This became far too frustrating to deal with (amongst other issues) and so I moved to Spotify. The changeover was almost seamless as the basic structure and design of Apple Music and Spotify are very
In 2015 talent isn't required to succeed in life. All you need is a group of people willing to support your craft. The larger the fan base the better. Legendary bands such as U2 have a cult like following. Meaning that all they have to do is produce music. They're loyal fan base will support it no matter how terrible it is. Which is good and bad. It gives them the opportunity to make money doing what they love. But it also gives them a large spotlight. If U2 uses this potential branding and marketing opportunity incorrectly. A mistake they have made in the past.The band becomes vilified by millions of
People love music, but many of people 's favorite artists could be starting to do things you wouldn 't think they would do. Many musicians are starting to turn to using advertising to boost their career when they don 't need to, they can be totally successful without it. Musicians do not need to be putting their music into advertising; it can hurt their reputation as an artist or even cause trouble for a growing artist to actually focus on what they need to do.