Digital Music Wars: Ownership and Control of the Celestial Jukebox

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Rowman & Littlefield, Jan 1, 2006 - Business & Economics - 163 pages
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With the rising popularity of online music, the nature of the music industry and the role of the Internet are rapidly changing. Rather than buying records, tapes, or CDs in other words, full-length collections of music music shoppers can, as they have in earlier decades, purchase just one song at a time. It's akin to putting a coin into a diner jukebox except the jukebox is in the sky, or, more accurately, out in cyberspace. But has increasing copyright protection gone too far in keeping the music from the masses? Digital Music Wars explores these transformations and the far-reaching implications of downloading music in an in-depth and insightful way. Focusing on recent legal, corporate, and technological developments, the authors show how the online music industry will establish the model for digital distribution, cultural access, and consumer privacy. Music lovers and savvy online shoppers will want to read this book, as will students and researchers interested in new media and the future of online culture.
  

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This book maps out the effects that the introduction of digital music (mp3, WAV, etc.) has had on the music industry. Of course, Napster is a case that is described in great detail, and Larz of ... Read full review

Contents

The Celestial Jukebox
1
The Music Industry in Transition
17
The Jukebox Contested
43
The Jukebox Implemented
87
Digital Capitalism Culture and the Public Interest
127
Selected Bibliography
141
Index
149
About the Authors
163
Copyright

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Patrick Burkart is assistant professor of communication at Texas A&M University. Tom McCourt is assistant professor of communication and media studies at Fordham University and the author of Conflicting Communication Interests in America: The Case of National Public Radio.

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