Case | HBS Case Collection | April 2003 (Revised January 2004)

Music Industry and the Internet, The

by Bharat N. Anand and Estelle S. Cantillon


Discusses the impact of the Internet on the music industry from 1990 through 2003. Discusses the technology, new business models, and record companies' moves. Provides the necessary background to discuss such matters as well as to assess the strategies of the five major record companies--Sony, BMG, Warner, EMI, and Universal. Ends with the question of whether the music industry will survive and with arguments from both camps.

Keywords: Internet; Music Industry;


Anand, Bharat N., and Estelle S. Cantillon. "Music Industry and the Internet, The." Harvard Business School Case 703-513, April 2003. (Revised January 2004.)