Conglomerate Rock

Conglomerate Rock : The Music Industry's Quest to Divide Music and Conquer Wallets

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Conglomerate Rock argues that while it is becoming easier to see and hear artists from a handful of transnational corporations, access to music is becoming more dispersed, expensive, and difficult to acquire. The music industry is creating a new distribution infrastructure by dividing access to exclusive releases through different subscription services, hardware, and new media like audio DVDs in order to maximize profits.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 160 pages
  • 182.88 x 259.08 x 5.08mm | 249.47g
  • Lexington Books
  • Lanham, MD, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations, black & white line drawings, charts, graphs
  • 0739115014
  • 9780739115015

Review quote

Park's Conglomerate Rock will make a fascinating read for those who are looking for a comprehensive review of changes related to digital music. -- Minjeong Kim Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly, Spring 2009 David J. Park has written the book we have all been waiting for: a definitive treatment of how the music industry is adapting to the digital world, written from the perspective of musicians, music lovers, and the general public. This is a fabulously informative and up-to-date study that should be mandatory reading for all communication scholars and students interested in the digital revolution, as well as all who care about music.Conglomerate Rock chronicles the conflict between concentrated corporate power and culture as well as any book in years. -- Robert W. McChesney, author, Blowing the Roof Off the Twenty-First Century: Media, Politics, and the Struggleshow more

About David J. Park

David J. Park is assistant professor in the Department of Advertising and Public Relations at Florida International University (FIU). He teaches in the graduate program at FIUOs School of Journalism and Mass Communication.show more

Table of contents

Chapter 1 Music Industry in Transition Chapter 2 Theoretical Perspectives on Technology and Methodology Chapter 3 Description of the Music Industry Chapter 4 Conglomeration and Hyper-Commercialism Chapter 5 Conglomeration, Hardware, and Repeat Sales Chapter 6 File Sharing and Industry Sales Chapter 7 Towards a "Secure" Digital Future Chapter 8 The Race to Online Distribution Chapter 9 Wireless Gold Rush Chapter 10 Conclusionshow more