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By Barry Kernfeld

The tune industry’s ongoing conflict opposed to electronic piracy is simply the newest skirmish in an extended clash over who has the fitting to distribute tune. beginning with song publishers’ efforts to stamp out bootleg compilations of lyric sheets in 1929, Barry Kernfeld’s Pop music Piracy information approximately a century of disobedient song distribution from tune sheets to MP3s.


In the Forties and ’50s, Kernfeld finds, tune sheets have been succeeded by way of faux books, unofficial volumes of melodies and lyrics for renowned songs that have been a key instrument for musicians. track publishers tried to wipe out faux books, yet after their efforts proved unsuccessful they released their very own. Pop track Piracy indicates that this trend of disobedience, prohibition, and assimilation recurred in each one clash over unauthorized track distribution, from ecu pirate radio stations to bootlegged concerts. underneath this development, Kernfeld argues, there exists a fancy supply and take among distribution tools that simply replica latest songs (such as counterfeit CDs) and ones that remodel songs into new items (such as dossier sharing). eventually, he contends, it was once the song industry’s continual lagging in the back of in developing cutting edge items that resulted in the very piracy it sought to eliminate.

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