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The Resource ITake-over : the recording industry in the digital era, David Arditi

ITake-over : the recording industry in the digital era, David Arditi

Label
ITake-over : the recording industry in the digital era
Title
ITake-over
Title remainder
the recording industry in the digital era
Statement of responsibility
David Arditi
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
ITake-Over: The Recording Industry in the Digital Era sheds light on the way large corporations appropriate new technologies related to recording and distribution of audio material to maintain their market dominance in a capitalist system. All too commonly, scholars have asserted too confidently, how the rise and reign of digital music has diminished the power of major record labels. In iTake-Over, music scholar David Arditi argues otherwise, adopting a broader perspective by examining how the recording industry has strengthened copyright laws for their corporate ends at the expense of the broader public good, which has traditionally depended on the safe harbor of fair use. Arditi also challenges the dominant discourse over digital music distribution, which has largely adopted the position that the recording industry has a legitimate claim to profitability at the detriment of a shared culture. iTake-Over more specifically surveys the actual material effects that digital distribution has had on the industry. Most notable among these is how major record labels find themselves in a stronger financial position today in the music industry than they were before the launch of Napster. Arditi contends that this is largely because of reduced production and distribution costs and the steady gain in digital music sales. Moreover, instead of merely trying to counteract the phenomenon of digital distribution, the RIAA and the major record labels embraced, and then altered, the distribution system. Throughout the 1990s and early 2000s, the RIAA lobbied for legislation, built technologies, and waged war in the courts in order to shape the digital environment for music distribution. From mp3s to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA), from the Audio Home Recording Act (AHRA) to iTunes, the major record labels and the RIAA, instead of trying to torpedo the switch to digital distribution, engineered it to their benefit--often at the expense of the public interest. Throughout, Arditi boldly asserts that the sea change to digital music did not destroy the recording industry. Rather, it stands as a testament to the recording industry's successful management of this migration to digital production and distribution. As such, this work should appeal to musicians and music scholars, political scientists and sociologists, technologists and audio professionals seeking to grasp this remarkable change in music production and consumption [Publisher description]
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1982-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Arditi, David
Dewey number
384
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
ML3790
LC item number
.A76 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Sound recording industry
  • Music and the Internet
  • Musikwirtschaft
  • Tonträgerindustrie
  • Neue Medien
  • Musik
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Industries / Entertainment
  • MUSIC / Business Aspects
  • MUSIC / Recording & Reproduction
  • TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / History
Label
ITake-over : the recording industry in the digital era, David Arditi
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 155-162) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Transformations in the recording industry. Recording industry in transition ; The expansion of consumption in the recording industry -- The state in music. Copyright : a critical exploration ; Critical junctures -- The recording industry and labor. Musician labor ; Victims, musicians and Metallica -- Digital distribution and surveillance. Distribution then and now ; Watching music consumption
Control code
ocn888401486
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxix, 167 pages
Isbn
9781442240131
Lccn
2014033013
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
  • 40024457128
  • 9781442240131
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781442240131
  • (OCoLC)888401486
Label
ITake-over : the recording industry in the digital era, David Arditi
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 155-162) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Transformations in the recording industry. Recording industry in transition ; The expansion of consumption in the recording industry -- The state in music. Copyright : a critical exploration ; Critical junctures -- The recording industry and labor. Musician labor ; Victims, musicians and Metallica -- Digital distribution and surveillance. Distribution then and now ; Watching music consumption
Control code
ocn888401486
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxix, 167 pages
Isbn
9781442240131
Lccn
2014033013
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
  • 40024457128
  • 9781442240131
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781442240131
  • (OCoLC)888401486

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