Documentary Reminds How Long Music Industry Has Been Split
Maybe only a few decades from now, mostly everything we can purchase that is not tangible, will be bought through the internet. It will happen many times a day and many days out of the year – and not a single person will protest the way business is handled. Two decades ago, industries were booming and failing due to advancements in digital technology. On one side, there were those who embraced the fact that music and files could be shared so easily – but there were also the companies who sold tangible products; they were at a serious loss. The irony of this is that during the beginning of the legal battles over downloadable material, the artists who protested were seen as enemies.
They were seen as ones who did not embrace this new technology. We saw them as people trying to stifle technology, when really they were just looking out for their own prosperity. Today we can see the effect of the digital revolution. Artists know full well that when they decide to make money off of their music, they aren’t going to really make much at all. They basically have to shift their strategies based on the current market value of music.