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A Systemic Analysis of Music Distribution Over the Internet

A Systemic Analysis of Music Distribution Over the Internet

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Published by Premesh Silva
A thesis on digital music disttribution on the Internet using the Soft Systems Methodology (SSM) to holisitcally anaylse this new industry.
A thesis on digital music disttribution on the Internet using the Soft Systems Methodology (SSM) to holisitcally anaylse this new industry.

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Published by: Premesh Silva on Mar 20, 2009
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Mini-Case 2a (Record Labels/Production Companies): “Bertlesmann Forms
Alliance with Napster.”

Bertlesmann, owner of BMG Entertainment (a major record labels), formed an alliance
with the P2P fileshare service. Napster 2.0 is a (now) legal pay per download and
subscription service. BMG’s alliance signaled the power of the digital music format in
the eyes of the record labels.

Mini-Case 2b (Record Labels/Production Companies): “Sony Launches Download
Service.”
Sony launched its online music service, Connect, on May 4, 2004 to compete
with leader, Apple iTunes. Sony produces music through its record label, Sony Music,
and manufactures electronic devices that play digital music formats. Connect will provide
digital music downloads that are only compatible with Sony devices using flash media
technology.

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