The trend of free PC downloads has been growing since Napster at the latest, and possibly even earlier. The evolution of this trend is interesting because 200 years ago the idea of free music was crazy. Of course, 200 years ago, the idea of having no music at all or resorting to famous productions instead of live performances would have been ludicrous. It’s not even possible.
So what happened? First of all, recording technology has definitely changed the way we “consume” music. The word has a strange tone when it comes to music. Because listening to a powerful and moving song or piece of art figuratively “tires” the listener, not the other way around.
Likewise, listening to music does not consume music as the word “consumption” implies. In fact, listening to it over and over again can reveal a new mp3 song with much more precision and power than we originally assumed.
This is one of the reasons official radio hits are made this way.
Because when you first hear it, it grabs your attention. Of course, people who are not interested in sound and style still travel the world to understand all the words.
The advent of home computers and the Internet partially changes this. Illegal downloading has stolen revenue from major labels, but easy access has allowed many independent musicians to thrive without the support (or symbiotic relationships) of large corporations to keep their music in front of potential fans.
It means it’s still a fight. The internet is full of free music, and frankly, some of it isn’t that great. In this case, “good” means well produced and served. Is that the marketing model has changed and free content has become the basis of Internet users.
Downloads and giveaways have also spread to other areas of the business. Free swag from Facebook contests and retweets is all the rage these days. That is why artists and music lovers will find it difficult to find themselves in a very chaotic and messy virtual space. The Internet does not always provide the best connection, as most people want to listen to the music they know.
But what if the music they don’t know is hotter than hot?
If you are looking for free songs to download to your computer, indie music is the answer. Pagalworld is one of the names that came to mind and he asked me to give him a single.
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