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Evolution of Digital Music Services

  • Hyojung Sun
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Abstract

This chapter presents the detailed process of innovation involved in the evolution of digital music services. It describes the trials and errors that digital music firms experienced in trying to find a commercially viable business model in the digital era. This chapter is composed of four parts: (1) an early history of the digital music service building process after Napster was closed down, (2) iTunes’ achievements and limitations, (3) YouTube and Last.fm’s attempts to valorise digital music and their limitations and (4) the decline of the anticipated P2P technology, and the growth of streaming services has emerged as a new form of digital music consumption platform.

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  • Hyojung Sun
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  1. 1.Creative Industries InstituteUlster UniversityBelfastUK

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