| Commentary

264 Recent developments in the music industry

| Commentary

264 Recent developments in the music industry

There have been two recent developments in the music industry which require comment. The first relates to the forms of contracts currently used in the music industry and it is currently not possible to assess its future impact on the industry. The second development, however, relates to the changing behaviour of consumers of music and is certain to have a lasting and profound impact on industry practice.

Traditionally, the three different types of income-generating activity undertaken by music industry artists (namely recording, live performance, touring and writing music) have been dealt with separately but

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