Gen 24 2008, 23:55
Wired - The Long Tail
article about the market shifting from sales of hits, to sales of obscure music, video, books, due to the internet and digital age.When Pigs Fly
article about the death of the industry, due to its ignoring and unprofessional handling of file-sharing.these may require some slight musical knowledge:Wired Science Episode - Audiophiles
A simple introduction to some ideas behind Digital Vs. Analog, and a very un-scientific experiment, still interesting. Evolutionary Musicology - Wiki
Wikipedia article suggesting origins of music & language. A book I have actually argues that music precedes language, as a mating tool used to attract mates. Obviously, can't link you, sorry.Tubes Vs. Transistors..an analog vs. digital study
a scientifically-tinged journal proving that although digital music can mimmic analog very well, psychoacoustics may prove that analog is truly preferrable. (Digital mimicking of Analog is measured by computers different than it is perceived by the imperfect human ear)
--recommended wikis: Digital Age, Y-Generation, various histories of genres, Indie Music Scenes, filesharing, musicology, and various geopolitics to better understand how & why some genres are what they are.