In the global recorded music industry had experienced a period of growth that had lasted for almost a quarter of a century. Approximately one billion records were sold worldwide in , and by the end of the century, the number of records sold was more than three times as high. At the end of the nineties, spirits among record label executives were high and few music industry executives at this time expected that a team of teenage Internet hackers, led by Shawn Fanning at the time a student at Northeastern University in Boston would ignite the turbulent process that eventually would undermine the foundations of the industry. Shawn Fanning created and launched a file sharing service called Napster that allowed users to download and share music without compensating the recognized rights holders. Napster was fairly quickly sued by the music industry establishment and was eventually forced to shut down the service. However, a string of other, increasingly sophisticated services immediately followed suit. As soon as one file sharing service was brought to justice and required to cease its operations, new services emerged and took its place. By the end of , the sales of physically distributed recorded music e. During the 15 years that has passed since Napster was launched, the music industry has been completely transformed and the model that ruled the industry during most of the past century has been largely abandoned. This rapid transformation of the music industry is a classic example of how an innovation is able to disrupt an entire industry and make existing industry competencies obsolete.
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Hello everyone, my name is John P. As the site and interview host for New Age Music World I can tell you from personal experience the artists I represent are resolute to do their very best with each new album they produce. I have the opportunity to meet the majority of artist I write about, and felt this was the perfect occasion to publicly express the deep admiration I have for the artists I have met, and tell you of their determination with producing the finest new music they hope will ultimately meet our approval. Their high ambitions have paid dividends by rewarding us with an outstanding collection of new albums and songs during the past year. This year like every year I am given the opportunity to sample the newest music in most cases before the album has been released to the public.
Downtown is the leading music rights management company for the modern age. Downtown Music Publishing operates in service of extraordinary songs. The once magical partnership between writer and publisher had become a relic of a different era. We wanted to change that. With Downtown employees working from home around the globe, we've been releasing a series of playlists to aid in the social distancing process — featuring lo-fi beats, electronic instrumentals, jazz fusion, and more from our catalog and roster. We are honored to announce that Downtown now represents the incredible catalog of the legendary Miles Davis , an innovator and cultural icon whose influence transcends genres, generations, and artistic mediums.