A Huge Concern Over Web:
by: Plaily Muzic
Internet has come to change everything that once relations used to be
lied on. Since Internet had invaded homes, the daily life has never been
the same again. Internet changed the family’s habits, the culture and the
way someone sees the world. Music is just a part of this change.
Regarding to music, this issue is even more complicated. People now can
prepare their own CDs by downloading music from the Internet. And this has
become another problematic thing that has contributed to increase the
The music download problem lies on two issues:
- If people can have access to the most varied types of music, they can
have a better idea of a particular artist’s material, they can find out
singers they had never heard of and get their CDs even this. These actions
may be a little bit illegal and sometimes reduce the profits of the big
music companies, but, however, it increases the range where a singer is
known. When this happens, both singer and his/her music records win a
special recognition, which may lead to the hire of them for shows and
(guess what?) profits.
- But if it is true that music download can be beneficial for an
artist, sometimes it can also be harmful, speaking about profits of
course. And this loss of money in general happens to already famous
artists. People download their songs from the Internet because they
already know that singer and because they like him/her.
The big music industry complex has a tough battle to face. Profits or
recognition!? Profits and recognition depends on each other: you only have
profits when you achieve recognition, but your recognition can be measured
by your profits. How to solve the problem?
Well, even if this matter seems to be far from a solution, some
measures are being taken by the companies. Some laws have been created and
other demands are being done. Even if it is hard to supervise all the
websites on the Internet that offer music download, some people have been
being charged of piracy and arrested.
Janis Ian on her article states that the music download increases the
profit of the music industries, instead of what these industries allege.
According to Janis, when people downloads a music form he Internet and get
to know that song, they buy the CD because they already liked it and have
no way to regret buying that CD. She also states that this happens because
most of people cannot pay for a CD just to “give it a try”.
Music download is a reality – no matter what.