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First Monday has a Special issue out on Music and the Internet (Volume 10, Number 7 — 4 July 2005). Most of the articles have been published previously, but this is the first time all of these articles have been gathered in one place before.

I plan on printing a few out and reading them — maybe I’ll highlight my favorites . . .

Here’s the overview:

"The relationship between music and the Internet is a site of perceived possibility and volatility. Stories of music theft, illegal downloads, unresolved court cases, and anti-piracy technologies, are now prominent. Conversely, stories about the creation of real-time music composition, music’s increasing accessibility, the regeneration of music collecting, and the development of virtual music communities have also become prominent. This special issue brings together a fascinating suite of papers that originally appeared in First Monday on music’s evolving relationship with the Internet."

Introduction: Collecting the fragments of transformation
by David Beer
http://www.firstmonday.org/issues/special10_7/beer/

Tracking technological transformations

The Big Bumpy Shift: Digital Music via Mobile Internet
by Daniel P. Dolan (originally published in December 2000)
http://www.firstmonday.org/issues/issue5_12/dolan/

Technological and Social Drivers of Change in the Online Music Industry
by Mark Fox (originally published in February 2002)
http://www.firstmonday.org/issues/issue7_2/fox/

Distribution, copyright and democracy

Giving Away Music to Make Money
by Michael Pfahl (originally published in August 2001)
http://www.firstmonday.org/issues/issue6_8/pfahl/

Music in the Age of Free Distribution: MP3 and Society
by Kostas Kasaras (originally published in January 2002)
http://www.firstmonday.org/issues/issue7_1/kasaras/

Rip, Mix, Burn: The Politics of Peer to Peer and Copyright Law
by Kathy Bowrey and Matthew Rimmer (originally published in August 2002)
http://www.firstmonday.org/issues/issue7_8/bowrey/

Gifting technologies
by Kevin McGee and Jörgen Skågeby (originally published in December 2004)
http://www.firstmonday.org/issues/issue9_12/mcgee/

Culture, community and consumption

The Napster Network Community
by Kacper Poblocki (originally published in November 2001)
http://www.firstmonday.org/issues/issue6_11/poblocki/

Digital music and subculture: Sharing Files, Sharing styles
by Sean Ebare (originally published in February 2004)
http://www.firstmonday.org/issues/issue9_2/ebare/

Grey Tuesday, online cultural activism and the mash-up of music and politics
By Sam Howard-Spink (originally published in October 2004)
http://www.firstmonday.org/issues/issue9_10/howard/

Reflection

How Will the Music Industry Weather the Globalization Storm?
by Wilfred Dolfsma (originally published in May 2000)
http://www.firstmonday.org/issues/issue5_5/dolfsma/

Artists’ earnings and copyright: A review of British and German music industry data in the context of
By Martin Kretschmer (originally published in January 2005)
http://www.firstmonday.org/issues/issue10_1/kretschmer/

Reflecting on the digit(al)isation of music
by David Beer (originally published in February 2005)
http://www.firstmonday.org/issues/issue10_2/beer/

Category: Finance, Intellectual Property, Music, Politics

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