Teenagers today are constantly surrounded by technology, even though the younger generation may not see it, technology has had an impact on the world at large. The widespread use of digital technology in the music industry has allowed consumers to play digital versions of copyrighted songs at low cost with the help of many programs and websites.
The growth of music downloads and sharing are responsible for the decline in music sales since the late 1990s. Information and communication technologies, and especially the Internet, have changed the logic of consumption and the process of musical production.
One of the biggest challenges for the music industry was dealing with the invention of the MP3 file. This archive was born between 1996 and 1999 and, since then, piracy has become more and more important. MP3 file allows people to save files on computers and share music with anyone in the world.
Apart from this, YouTube, which is the third most visited website in the world behind Google and Facebook, hosts 100 hours of video every minute. One of the main facts to keep in mind is that YouTube is paying artists and record labels. We also have other channels like Vevo.
On April 28, 2003, Apple launched the iTunes store. The iTunes store which has more than 500 million users in 119 countries has more than 25 billion songs. Today, artists make most of their money touring and selling music on iTunes.
Although digital technology has had negative effects on the music industry, new devices have appeared that have helped the music industry. These days, the industry is stimulated thanks to the competition created by Spotify or even SoundCloud that allows music to be displayed and copyright protected for free or at a very low price.
Entertainment has been a popular tool for over a decade with popular musicians taking center stage with names like ‘Curtis James Jackson born 50 Cent, Christopher George Latore Wallace born The Notorious BI G, Darryl Mc Daniels born DM C , Tupac Shakur born 2Pac. , LL Cool J born James Todd Smith and a host of other prominent foreign musicians who have really shown the world at large what music entails.
They inspire young and emerging artists about the rudiments of music and about the need to see music not just as a career, but as something to relieve stress from the body and liven up the soul. The entertainment industry captured the mind of the population by promoting the arts and culture and then the lifestyle.
Among which Celine Dion stands out, a Canadian singer who was born on March 30, 1968 into a large family in Charlemagne, Quebec. She first gained international recognition in the 1980s by winning both the 1982 Yamaha World Folk Song Festival and the 1988 Eurovision Song Contest, where she represented Switzerland. She released several albums in English along with additional albums in French.
Also, we have American singer Micheal Joseph Jackson, songwriter, dancer, who was one of the most popular artists in the world and was the best-selling music artist during the year of his death. He was born on August 29, 1958.
Nowadays, with the influx of various artists and with modernization, entertainment has taken on a new dimension with more cinema, open shows, mall entertainment, amusement parks where notable musicians thrill a large audience with delicious fun. It has become more competitive these days with all artists trying to live up to the hype to capture a huge audience compared to the old days where competition is at an all time low as artists inspire and infuse more. morality in the mind of the audience.
In conclusion, digital technology has had a huge impact on the music industry and given the huge contribution to the industry, we can deduce amid its disadvantages that digital technology has made music accessible to people from grassroots to at little or no cost, thus making them have access to music on any day and at any time.