The impact of digital technology on the musical economy has been
profound. From its production, reproduction, distribution, and
consumption, the advent of MP3 and the use of the Internet as a
medium of distribution has brought about a significant
transformation in the way that music is made, how it is purchased
and listened to, and, significantly, how the musical economy itself
is able to reproduce itself.
In the late 1990s the obscure practice of... more...