Today, teens are constantly surrounded by technology, even if 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 enabled consumers to reproduce digital versions of copyrighted songs at low cost with the help of many software programs and websites.
The growth of music downloads and sharing is 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 music production process .
One of the biggest challenges for the music industry was dealing with the invention of the MP3 file. This archive came to life between 1996 and 1999 and, since then, piracy has become increasingly important. The 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 per minute. One of the main facts to keep in mind is that YouTube pays 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 appeared that helped the music industry. These days, the industry is stimulated, thanks to the competition created by Spotify or even SoundCloud that allows to show music and protect copyrights 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 50 Cent born ‘Curtis James Jackson, The Notorious BI G born Christopher George Latore Wallace, DM C born Darryl Mc Daniels, 2Pac born Tupac Shakur, LL Cool J was born James Todd Smith and a host of other prominent foreign musicians who have truly shown the world at large what music entails.
They inspire young and future artists about the rudiments of music and about the need to view music not just as a career, but as something to relieve stress on the body and enliven the soul. The entertainment industry captured the minds of the population by promoting art and culture and then lifestyle.
Among which stands out Celine Dion, a Canadian singer who was born on March 30, 1968 in a large family in Charlemagne, Quebec. He first gained international recognition in the 1980s by winning the 1982 Yamaha World Folk Song Festival and the 1988 Eurovision Song Contest, where he represented Switzerland. He released several English albums along with additional French albums.
In addition, we have the American singer Micheal Joseph Jackson, songwriter, dancer, who was one of the most popular entertainers in the world and was the best-selling musical 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, entertainment in shopping malls, amusement parks where notable musicians thrill a large audience with delicious fun. It’s gotten more competitive these days with all the artists trying to live up to the hype to capture a large audience compared to the old days where the competition is lower as the artists inspire and instill more morals. in the mind of the audience.
In conclusion, digital technology has had a great impact on the music industry, and given the enormous contribution to the industry, we can deduce amidst its downsides that digital technology has made music accessible to people in the world. bases at little or no cost, making them have access to music any day, any time.