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The Music Recording Industry: Digital Rocks
Digital and mobile technologies profoundly and forever changed the long-held value proposition for the recorded music industry--the 12-song physical CD selling at $15. By 2007, it was apparent that the music recording business had become a digital business, and consumers had redefined consumption and usage of music. This revolution required a relatively habitual industry to create new paradigms for artist development, distribution, and format.