PBS-Minidoku: The Evolution of Music Online

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Schöne Minidoku über Musikindustrie – und nicht die Tonträgerindustrie! – im Jahr 2012 von PBS mit unter anderem Ryan Dombal von Pitchfork, Anthony Volodkin von der Hype Machine und Blake Whitman von Vimeo.

As the 90s came to a close, the business of music began to change profoundly. New technology allowed artists to record and produce their own music and music videos, and the internet became a free-for-all distribution platform for musicians to promote themselves to audiences across the world. The result was an influx of artists onto the cultural scene, and audiences were left wondering how to sort through them all. In this episode we discuss these massive changes, and reveal how music blogs and websites have arisen as the new arbiters of quality.