Written on November 22, 2010 at 12:40 am, by wills
In the beginning, music was live. People needed to be in the physical presence of an artist to hear his/her sound, or they were charged with creating music on their own or with a group of friends. Later, radio and TV emerged and distributed music (and other forms of art) directly to the home and individuals. This one-to-many distribution allowed for tremendous scale and equally tremendous profits. On the heels grew another billion dollar industry in printing songs onto the latest-technology materials (vinyl, 8-track, cassettes, CD’s…), and picking a price at which to sell to a hungry public looking to rock-out whenever they wanted; end users could now own their own content.