A development of music industry and its systems was not an
instantaneous, single event that can be attributed to one point in time,
one idea, one person, or one institution. Its evolution, from a solely
cultural phenomenon to a multifaceted commercial product, involved
various social, technological, and legislative processes that defined
its place in the society. Ultimately, in order to truly understand the
new world of the music industry and its future direction, one must
consider its progress and development stemming from those diverse
This course explores and addresses those often
neglected, but vital, issues and perspectives as it is maps out,
clarifies, and analyses today’s music industry structures, principles,
and spectrum – the issues of not just the existing surface state, shape,
and mechanics, but of deep root causes and origins. For, it is these
original particles of the music industry’s DNA, combined with all its
adaptive mutations over time, that lead to true understanding of its
present and allow a meaningful glimpse at its future.
is divided into five academic units, each consisting of three learning segments
– the roots, the regulations, and today’s industry methods and practices -
scheduled as follows:
Elephant, A Miracle, And The Messengers Of Doom"
Roots: Music Publishing & Copyright - “And
Music Learned To Play Business”
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