The Recording Industry

The Recording - o The Recording Industry o Format Wars know the format wars In book o In order to survive formats have to be Affordable Durable

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o The Recording Industry o Format Wars: know the format wars. In book o In order to survive formats have to be: Affordable Durable Good quality Wide range of recordings that people want to hear All singles were 45s, records were 33s, and albums were vinyl. o Cassettes They were recordable and recording industry was worried People could record their own tapes Music could be recorded by everyday consumers 1992: legislation was passed audio home recording act People were capable of making master quality recordings themselves Royalty on digital recorders, blank discs, or blank tape. o If someone purchased these part of the sales went to the recording industries o Compact Discs Good thing: People wanted to replace old vinyl albums with cds Cds cost more back then Gave the opportunity that weren’t in production on vinyl More music being put out their Cds were safer for the industry than tapes o Because you couldn’t record them o Read only, put them in and could only play
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o Radio and the recording industry Music played without the recording industry receiving benefits Paid performers to come in the station and perform live They then realized they could save money if they aired the recorded music over the air They weren’t paying to play these and recording industry was upset Went to legislation and legislation said get over it, free publicity The recording industry then started paying the radio to play their songs ( payola ) American society of composers, authors, and publishers (ASCAP) established in 1914 o Collect fees for publishers and writers of the music from the radio stations o This is what started industries to start charging radio stations for the music BMI formed in 1940 o Represented rock and roll and country o Purpose the same function as ASCAP but for specific genres Hate relationship turned to love when television forced a marriage between radio and recording industry First true convergence of media
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course MC 2001 taught by Professor Sanders during the Spring '08 term at LSU.

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The Recording - o The Recording Industry o Format Wars know the format wars In book o In order to survive formats have to be Affordable Durable

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