CHAPTER 7

SoundScan and the Music Business

Amy Macy and Trudy Lartz

VP Sales and Service, Nielsen SoundScan

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 it has also changed how the actual business gets done. Technological advancements permeate the core ...

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