The Business of Music in a Digital Age

7:00pm CDT April 4, 2013

A panel of music industry experts will talk about how their business has changed during the digital age. Moderated by Associate Professor of Communication Dave Park, panelists include: Sam Rosenthal, owner of Projekt Records; musician David Lowery; music and culture critic Jessica Hopper; and Steve Jones, musician and professor of communications from University of Illinois-Chicago.

The advent and popularization of the internet has spurred a wide variety of changes in the world of music. The music business has been in crisis mode for more than a decade, in part because of the changes wrought by the internet. This panel brings together commentators well-suited for a discussion of the pressing questions prompted by these developments.

Panelists will offer their own takes on: the ethics of music file-sharing, the place of the music artist in the digital landscape, the changes in the music business that have occurred, how the music business has attempted to capitalize on digital methods, and what kind of changes will (or should) be made in how the music business operates.

This event is co-sponsored by University of Illinois-Chicago, Lake Forest College departments of communication and music, and WMXM.

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