iTunes: Breaking Barriers and Building Walls

  title={iTunes: Breaking Barriers and Building Walls},
  author={David Arditi},
  journal={Popular Music and Society},
  pages={408 - 424}
  • D. Arditi
  • Published 30 June 2014
  • Art
  • Popular Music and Society
With the development of online music distribution, a number of authors argued that independent musicians could compete on equal ground with major record labels. In this article, I explore the effects that online distribution has had on distributing music to consumers. This essay argues that, through the development of iTunes, the major record labels have maintained the same advantages that they held through physical media distribution networks. 
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