P2P, "legal" downloading sites and the future of music distribution
2004 (English)In: EADOPTION AND THE KNOWLEDGE ECONOMY: ISSUES, APPLICATIONS, CASE STUDIES, PTS 1 AND 2, AMSTERDAM: I O S PRESS , 2004, Vol. 1, 343-350 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
The Internet has undoubtedly changed the prerequisites for global music distribution once and for all. After years of scepticism, clinging to old business models and hunting pirates in P2P networks, the record industry has begun to embrace the new channel for marketing and distribution of cultural content. But what do we know about music consumption on P2P networks? Does it coincide with the variety of cultural content in traditional media channels? This paper describes the differences in cultural content on P2P networks, in live concerts and traditional broadcast media based on comprehensive data on theoretical range of choice, airplays and music requests in P2P services. The study also describes some of the business model changes that have taken place. The study concludes that legal download services might, in the long run, reduce the present dominance of the big five major record companies.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
AMSTERDAM: I O S PRESS , 2004. Vol. 1, 343-350 p.
, INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGIES AND THE KNOWLEDGE ECONOMY SERIES, ISSN 1574-1230 ; 1
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-44000ISI: 000225554600045ISBN: 1-58603-470-7OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-44000DiVA: diva2:449113
eChallenges e-2004 Conference. Vienna, AUSTRIA. OCT 27-29, 2004
QC 201110192011-10-192011-10-192011-10-19Bibliographically approved