The Music Revolution Has Begun--A Guide to Internet Music Downloads Written by Larry Denton
For tens of millions of people listening to digital music, there is no going back. As music transforms to ones and zeroes from physical products, way it is produced, sold, given away, and heard is changing forever. And consequences for musicians, fans and recording industry itself are profound.
Millions of songs are now available--for free or for sale, legally and illegally over Internet. The emergence of this audio landscape has delighted music fans, but has undermined business model of music industry. Major record labels are squeezing less profit out of fewer artists and attempting to ward off losses by a frenzy of mergers.
According to International Federation of Phonographic Industry, as of end of 2004, four corporations--EMI Records, Vivendi Universal, Warner, and Sony BMG--controlled 80 percent of shrinking $32 billion global music market.
Even as music industry has consolidated, CD sales have steadily declined since consumers have become increasingly reluctant to pay $17.99 for a CD, often to get only one or two good songs. "There is a major disconnect between music industry and reality of way most Americans relate to music," said Michael Bracy, a lobbyist for Future of Music Coalition. "There is an effort to commodify music which is fundamentally impossible to do."
Although strongly opposed by Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), music downloading has become a way of life for most music lovers, worldwide. As Janis Ian, a musician entering her fourth decade of recording, recently said in a radio interview, "The Internet and downloading are here to stay . . . Anyone who thinks otherwise should prepare themselves to end up on slagheap of history."
Why, in fact, do people download music from Internet? Primarily to hear NEW music, or to listen to records that have been deleted by major record companies and are no longer available for purchase. The goal of listeners is not simply to avoid $5 bargain CD bin at local record shop, but to hear music they can't find anywhere else.
Eileina Williams- A Star On The RiseWritten by Keith "MuzikMan" Hannaleck
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One of The Best Female Jazz Vocalists You Have Never Heard-This Is About To Change, Starting Today...
Pasadena, CA--April 26, 2005—Eileina Williams is a working girl that is fulfilling her dreams transforming into a complete jazz performer. This has not happened over night mind you. She was born into a musical family, singing in church at tender age of three and continuing to learn her craft through her teens singing Gospel. As years passed, Eileina continued to sing and develop her own style.
In 2005, she is full-fledged budding star with release of her tribute to jazz vocal classics titled Introducing…Eileina Williams. With an outstanding supporting cast, she recorded her debut in a mere two days. When things happen that quickly and smoothly you know it is your destiny, it is in stars.