Thursday, May 2, 2013

The iTunes influence, part three: Art in the age of digital disruption

Engadget - Michael Robertson, a serial entrepreneur in digital media, founder of MP3.com and CEO of DAR.fm, observed that the difference between a pre-MP3 musician and a post-MP3 artist is circumstantial.

"I'm not convinced that the plight of the artist has fundamentally changed much since the pre-internet era to the internet era," Robertson said. "Artists can go direct, but it also means that people have hundreds of thousands of choices. The benefit of going direct is offset by the sheer enormity of the internet."

Easy distribution into digital channels creates a cacophony of music noise, making it harder for any artist or band to be heard.  Read more.

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