On the reproduction of the musical economy after the Internet

@inproceedings{Leyshon2005OnTR,
  title={On the reproduction of the musical economy after the Internet},
  author={Andrew Leyshon and Peter Saunders Webb and Shaun French and Nicole Thrift and Louise Crewe},
  year={2005}
}
The focus of this article is a crisis of reproduction that beset the contemporary popular music industry from the late 1990s onwards. In the early 21st century the music industry began to suffer from declining sales, negative growth and financial losses. Explanations internal to the music industry identified the cause of the crisis as the rise of Internet piracy, although the emergence of software formats, such as MP3, and Internet distribution systems is more accurately described as a ‘tipping… CONTINUE READING

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