|Title||Future Music Formats: evaluating the ‘album app’|
|Authors||Toulson, R. and Shakhovskoy, J.|
The music industry has been impacted by the effects of digital technology more than any other arts sector. While digital music sales in the form of MP3 downloads and digital music streaming services have made music instantly available, they have greatly diminished the tactile experience for the consumer and have limited the artist’s control over how their work is presented. Audio quality (i.e. the audio bitrate, dynamic range and distortion levels) is generally poorer than that found on CD or vinyl and supporting content, such as cover art, sleeve notes and credits identifying the performers, producers and engineers, are mostly absent when music is distributed digitally. Meanwhile, the revenue available to support music makers and related arts professionals has decreased, owing somewhat to music piracy and illegal file-sharing on one hand (De Beukelaer, 2014) and small royalty payments from streaming services on the other (Ellis-Petersen, 2014a).
|Keywords||Album App, MP3, Music Album|
|Journal||Journal on The Art of Record Production|
|Publisher||Association for the Study of the Art of Record Production|
|Web address (URL)||http://arpjournal.com/future-music-formats-evaluating-the-album-app/|