This industry was one of the first to be affected by developements in new media or Web 2.0 As a result, the music industry has piloted many of the tactics to counter issues like piracy and illegal download which are now being adopted by the film, print and video games industry. This is an interesting topic and relates heavily across other media industries.
Myspace was the original social networking site which was designed as a website where consumers and producers could share their musical interests. http://mashable.com/2010/12/22/predictions-music-industry/
a lot's changed since then!
The internet has revolutionised the music industry, a series of case study examples will be uploaded here, including: Lady Gaga, Rhihanna, Tiny Tempah and N-Dubz, to name just a few.
tags: media industry, music case studies for media studies