Conglomerate Rock: The Music Industry’s Quest to Divide Music and Conquer Wallets

Conglomerate Rock: The Music Industry's Quest to Divide Music and Conquer WalletsConglomerate Rock examines how the music industry is creating a new distribution infrastructure by dividing access to exclusive releases through different subscription services, hardware, and new media like audio DVDs in order to maximize profits. Author David J. Park argues that while these changes make it easier to see and hear artists from a handful of transnational corporations in commercial culture, access to music is becoming more dispersed, expensive and difficult to acquire. In addition,…