Features, Functions, and Fanfare: A Framework for Understanding the Appeal of a Music Website

Lieberman, Evan; Sito, Anne D.; Blake, Brian F.; Neuendorf, Kimberly A.
October 2010
National Social Science Journal;Oct2010, Vol. 35 Issue 1, p77
Academic Journal
The article focuses on the features, functions, and development of a music Web site. It notes that music business's modern history is in great turmoil. It points out that the methods by which the artists record labels and promote them through radio and live appearances offer the industry with a functional commercial model. It explains that the recorded music industry's crisis marks a radical challenge to the controlled access of major multinational corporations. Social networking Internet service MySpace enables its registered members to communicate with the others through electronic mails, blogs, Web forums, and visual tools.


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