Pop Idols and Pirates (Ashgate Popular and Folk Music Series) (by Charles Fairchild)


Author(s): Charles Fairchild

Publisher: Ashgate
Publish date: 2008-07-21
ISBN-10: 0754663833
ISBN-13: 9780754663836
Language: English
Description: The music industry has been waging some very significant battles in
recent years, reacting to numerous inter-related crises provoked by
globalization, digitalization and the ever more extensive
commercialization of public culture. These struggles are viewed by
many as central to the survival of the central mediators in the
consumption of popular music. These battles are not just against
piracy and the sharing of digital song files on the internet. The
music industry is also struggling to find ways to compete or
integrate with many other forms of entertainment, including films,
television programmes, mobile phones, DVDs and video games in an… more…

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