How Technology is Changing Music
Laptop music production is something of a niche area. It has always been somewhat tricky as producing music on the go, as is done with a laptop, has never been as straightforward as sitting down in front of a desktop to do your music making in one place.
Changes to the Music Industry
Modern-day technology is an undeniable influence on music production and the music industry as a whole. People have grown even more comfortable with the integration of technology into their everyday lives and how people listen to music does not enjoy immunity from these changes, nor should it. One of the biggest changes in the music industry is the fact that the visual and acoustic elements of producing music have been made separate and no longer have to operate together as a duo any longer. Music has been changing and changing and now that has even reached the fact that music could previously only been seen and heard live. But, with these changes to audio engineering, you no longer have to be present to witness music thanks to some changes in audio engineering.
This has left music lovers with nothing but what they’re going to hear without much, if anything, visual to go with the audio portion of music. One of the major concerns being expressed repeatedly about this technological revolution in music is that these new advances in the changing field of musical technology will result in them being put out of a job and they will be replaced by technology. However, musicians largely view technology as being an excellent supplement to their work rather than being the end of the musical career path as we know it.
Changes to the Music Industry
During this past half-century, the idea of using computers to generate sound has expanded and evolved into what is the mainstream form of music generation today.Format, mediums, performance, and distribution of music have forced music producers to decide whether they are going to adapt to this new and growing trend or if they will merely die out and cease to be relevant in the musical world. Changes to audio manipulation, recording and production have evolved far beyond simply making music in new and interesting ways. This has led to a much more level playing field among artists, even those not in the employ of a major record label.
Money & Digital Downloads
With the advent of digital downloads, the music industry went into a mini-collapse and, thanks to the easy accessibility of pirated music, they lost billions and billions of dollars worth of sales in the early days of digital music. At first glance, it appeared that this new technology would annihilate the music industry and there would be nothing left of it to salvage. Customers seemed to be getting what they wanted without spending a cent.
With this dilemma facing them, the record companies had a choice: they could fold and give the customers what they wanted or cease to exist. The companies that are still around decided to give customers what they wanted and offer services without demanding rights to the music as well as rethinking their entire business strategy.
As labels managed to gain control over pirated music and streaming became more normal, labels and musicians made it clear that they were not happy with the excess of free music saturating the market now.In the end, most musicians gave in to the fact that online streaming technology is the future and moved towards making money streaming.
While many things have changed thanks to technology and been taken over by computers, some parts of music production have not changed in the slightest and are still done in the traditional manner. Artists still record in the traditional manner with instruments and singers. The only real difference in this is that they are now enhancing this music after it has been composed so it is more of what people want as well as altering old songs to make them brand new.
The idea of the music industry dying is incredibly unlikely for many reasons. But, if it does then it will be because the musicians, artists and so on that make up the industry decided to allow it to die. When people figure out that these changes are coming and stop fighting them, they will make it that much easier on those who have already embraced these changes.The sooner everyone embraces these changes, the more they will be empowered to create new and exciting something new and unheard of.