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Technology and the music business
Technological advancements not only launched the music business, but have continually given it a “shot in the arm” just when it needed it most. From stereo—to recordable tape—to compact discs—to digital files, technology continues to evolve the hardware and software of our industry. Not only has technology changed the format of our business, but technology has changed how the actual business gets done. Technological advancements permeate the core of the record industry, creating the scorecards for success.
Prior to the current charting system, an archaic reporting system based on undocumented ...