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Pop Music Lecture 12:8

Pop Music Lecture 12:8 - contract royalties Madonna(5 or 6...

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Pop Music Lecture 12/8/10 Music industry keeps adapting, because they are after profit. Small regional studios start producing music (Chess). Music becomes very local. Big corporations move in and buy people like Elvis. Consistent pattern, music business moves in, “Gotcha!” New technology enables alternative artists and producers to challenge the control of the big industries. Resources for home production arise, but need distribution channels. Corporations need to find new methods of controlling markets. Internet makes licensing control practically impossible. In response, corporations sue, buy them, and take money where they can squeeze. Phish, “Let’s just give the music away”. Free access to music – advertising. 70’s – centralization and big label companies, Rock leads, pushes smaller performers out. Big stars such as Elton John (One of the first in the 70’s for a huge contract, $1 million
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Unformatted text preview: contract, royalties), Madonna (5 or 6 million over period of 5 years to develop artists in the 90’s), Prince, the Rolling Stones, etc become big. 70’s – push towards mega artists, corporations take hold. Late 70’s and 80’s – rebel against commerm – control is destroying music, reject new technologies (punk movement) Studio becomes a center of music production, some musicians who do nothing more than studio work. There are studio musicians who people have never heard of. Rap & Hip Hop, punk rock, rebel against corporatized music. Standardized market. New technologies take away from the real characteristics of the music. Frank Zappa, Emerson Lake & Palmer, start composing music like classical artists, putting much effort into the music. What was being appreciated, what was being invested in by record companies, was so different at the time. Led Zeppelin, Elton John, Kiss, Steely Dan, Alice Cooper, etc....
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