Arts 2090 Final Assessment


The advent of the Internet, more specifically web 2.0, has single handedly transformed the traditional top down hierarchies of modern publishing. This essay will focus more specifically on how the facilitation of mass communication and distribution on the Internet has reshaped the music publishing industry. Music publishing, similar to other major forms of publishing such as journalism or print, has seen immense changes in the last decade. What was originally a very structured industry based on substantial differences between minor and major labels, independent and signed artists, has now shifted to what could be considered a more diverse yet level playing field.  The amalgamation of separate entities within the music industry such as publishing, distribution, management, advertising, marketing and promotion has clearly created one large and connected assemblage with a major online presence. The Internet and its ability to archive, upload and publish music has given birth to a new…

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