The Ever Changing Face of the Music Industry

August 21, 2014 11:35 PM

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The world of music over the last 20 years has greatly changed. Beyond just the format in which it is recorded on from vinyl to 8-track, from cassette to CD and now digital downloads, the music industry as a whole has evolved into something beyond just the concept of selling a song.

For many years, music was produced by several major record labels; Sony, MCA, Universal, RCA and Warner Bros. They controlled the market and how their music was promoted to listeners. For the most part, we bought records at stores and called the local radio station asking a DJ to play our favorite s...

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