Musicians online without record labels Record labels have long been synonymous with the process of releasing music, these large entities with the reach to share music to people in places unreachable to musicians. A label’s logo once created a brand of trust and excitement for those who held the album in their hands, but now, […]
The evolution of music online The late ‘90s saw the sudden and rapid decline of recorded music revenue, coinciding with the evolutionary growth of use of the World Wide Web. Since then a number of sites have strived to improve the revenue. Whilst others have only continued to hinder any attempt to recover the […]
Life without labels Music labels defending themselves from the onslaught of illegal downloading online defined the early years of Web 2.0. But, now artists are starting to free themselves of their labels in favour of the internet. Inspired by Thom Yorke’s album self-release via BitTorrent, the peer-to-peer file sharing protocol, this multimedia project looks at whether […]
This timeline looks through some of the major game changers in the digital revolution which have affected the way we discover new music.