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The music industry of North America occupies an important place in the music industry of the world. The music industry of North America is mainly distributed in the United States and Canada. The development of the music industry of North America drives the development of the world music industry. In addition, the music industry of North America also drives the development of the global record economy. Digital music developing rapidly in the 21st century, digital music brings many challenges to North America, and also brings enormous business opportunities. The development of digital music in North America affects that in the world.

Especially the music industry in the United States, the United States hold the biggest music industry in the world, the total sales of about 4.9 billion dollars in 2014.[1] Because the United States is a pluralistic country, the music style of the United States is varied. The music style of the United States influenced by a different nation such as Scottish, European and West African... And the music styles are multitudinous such as blues, country music, pop music and techno music... Therefore, the various of music styles make the music industry of the United States become the biggest music industry in the world. the music industry of the United States developing in every city of the United States and developing more and more styles gradually. The music of the United States influences audiences all over the world, the music industry in the United States also drives the development of the world’s music industry. Warner Music Group as the biggest music company in the United States, which is also one of the three largest music companies in the world in the 21st century. Overall revenue of Warner Music Group went to 675million dollars in 2013.[citation needed]

The music industry of Canada ranking sixth in the world. The music style of Canada reflected the effect of the country. The indigenous, European have a significant influence on the music style of Canada. Because of the proximity and migration between the United States and Canada, the music style of Canada deeply influenced by the United States.[2] there are many famous singers and composers in Canada. In addition, Canada developing many concert hall, music institute and record company. Additional, Canada opening multi-music award.

Among the total retail sales in the music market in 2014, the United States ranks top with 4,898.3 million dollars and Canada ranks seventh with 342.5 million dollars.[1] The music industry of North America occupied important status in the music industry of the world and influence the music style of many countries. Furthermore, the huge retail sales of North America drive the development of the global music economy and make a great contribution to the development of the global music industry.

Music industry[edit | edit source]

Music industry including companies and individuals through the new song, live performance and recordings for earn money. This industry allows individuals like singers, composers and musicians to create new songs. And the record companies sale records and sheet music. Also, the music industry has a range of professionals to help singers and composers such as an agent. Except for earning profits, the music industry also has some important organizations play an important role in the music industry. Also, there are some non-profit organizations to propagate music industry to the public. The industry as an especial part of the economy. And ‘industry’ now refers to the distribution of commodities or marketing. “Music industry” be defined as “related to global personalities and associated media to spread.” Also, the music industry consists of companies and professionals who devote to develop musical content and communicated through media. Generally, music industry consists of recording, publishing and live performance.[3]

There are 4 sub-systems of the music industry for artists to reach the audiences. The 4 sub-systems are creative sector, record company, promoters and distributors and ‘gatekeepers’ respectively.[3]

The music industry is an audience-oriented industry. The businesses are the basis of music for a long time. The changing musical style and innovative musical elements are the guarantees of the continuous prosperity of the music industry. However, the balance between recording, publishing and live performance has been changed with time.[3] In addition, in the first decades of the 21st century, with the development of technology and digital culture, the music industry is widely spread on the internet. Digital music is a fast and convenient way of music. Therefore, the music industry has great changes in the 21st century. Especially, Apple Inc.'s online iTunes Store become the largest recorded music retailer in 2011.[4] With the development of new media forms and digital music, the music industry experienced many transformations and challenges.

Music industry of the United States[edit | edit source]

Introduce[edit | edit source]

The development of the music industry of the United States has no long term change. Because the United States is an emigration country, music styles of the United States consist of the music style of indigenous and immigrant groups.

After the Civil War, the music industry of the United States had a rapid development. That time was regarded as the birth of American pop music. America composers create songs depend on America culture at that time. Then, a variety of musical styles have been formed such as Country music and Jazz. And these music styles occupied the dominant position of the music industry in the 20th century.

The characteristic of the music of the United States reflects the freedom of individuals. The music style of the United States is unique and some music style has nationalism. The music style changes with time and it has different characters during a different time. Therefore, the music style of the United States has a unique America culture. The changing music style in different time brings a different type of music industry. With the immigration of various countries, the music style of the United States has absorbed the characteristics of its own and also incorporated many foreign factors. Under these factors, the United States become the most developed country of the music industry in the world.

There are many filed of the music industry of the United States such as radio station and recording companies. The total income of America music industry is about 12 billion dollars that take one-third of the total income of the world music industry.[5] The Warner Music Group and the Apple online iTunes store both are big music companies in the United States. These big music companies in the United Stated bring huge economic returns to the music industry in the United States.

Music companies[edit | edit source]

Warner Music Group

The most famous music companies in the United States absolute be Warner Music Group, also as one of the three biggest companies in the world.

Warner Music Group was founded in 1958 and the founder is Warner brothers. The workers of Warner Music Group are more than 3500 and creating turnover more than multibillion-dollar annual. In addition, Warner Music Groups operated other large music groups at the same time.[6] Warner Music Groups owned and operated many biggest brands in the world which include Atlantic Records, Elektra Records and Warner Records. In addition, Warner Chappell Music as the biggest music publisher also is owned by Warner Music Group. The Warner Music Group continuous developing and expanding business and market over the world. Constantly contribute to the economic development of the global music industry.

Apple Inc online iTunes Store

The iTunes Store is an online digital media store which is operated by Apple Inc. The produce of the iTunes Store is for promoting the music market. The iTunes offered over 35-40 million songs, 2.2 million apps, 25,000 TV shows, and 65,000 films.[7] In addition, the iTunes Store has 575 million users.[8] The Apple Inc.'s online iTunes Store become the largest recorded music retailer in 2011.[4]

Other news[edit | edit source]

The Recording Industry Assn combat piracy of record in the main city of America, the large scale of piracy makes record company loss around $90 million annually.[9]

The music of the United States has nationalism. Through the power of music, make the people who immersed in disaster get hope again and give them power. That shows how the music industry rebuilds society. In addition, through patriotic music, make American unity. If there are no music educators and development of the music industry, that would be impossible to stimulate people in short time. The music industry makes an important contribution to American and America society because music makes people peace with the past and provide courage to face the future. These point of view shows the importance of the music industry of the United States.[10]

Music industry of Canada[edit | edit source]

Introduce[edit | edit source]

Canada as an immigrant country, the music styles consist of the characteristics from Indigenous Peoples, French, British and Irish.[11] The music style of Canada reflected the characteristic of Canada. Similar to the United States, Canada as an immigrant country, the music styles gradually influence by other countries. These music styles are the basis of the music industry of Canada. Furthermore, because proximity and migration from the United States, the music industry also influenced by the United States.[2]

The development of the music industry of Canada is not less than the development of the music industry of the United States. The music industry of Canada ranking sixth in the world. That show the music industry of Canada also drive the economic developing over the world.[2]

History[edit | edit source]

In the 1960s, many Canada artists and composers turn to the United States. Many famous singers and composers produce at that time.[12]

In the 1970s, radio stations are beginning to popular, pop music is the mainstream music during that time.[12] Additionally, the most famous rock band Rush has created 25 gold records and 14 platinum records. That has greatly promoted the development of the music industry of Canada.[13]

In the late 1970s, musical critic drives the emergence of various music publications.[14]

In the late 20th century, Celine Dion, one of the most famous Canada singers who become the best-selling singers. And she had over 175 million in album sales in 2004.[15]

In the early 21st century, many Canada singers developing in the United States and other countries. Canada singers have new developments over the world.

Other information about the music industry of Canada[edit | edit source]

Folk music has an important influences on the music industry of Canada and influence the society of Canada. Since the 19th century, folk music takes important status in Canada music industry and have a deep effect on Canada society. Also, folk music as one of music type structure music industry and national identity. In addition, recently, musicians try to make a combination between folk music and other pop music that make the folk music makes the music of Canada different from other countries.[16]

Ranking[edit | edit source]

The music industry of North America occupies an important market position in the music industry of the world. In 2011, Warner Music Groups take 19.13% of the market.[17]

According to the record sales and market value in the world in 2014

Ranking Country Retail value

US dollars

(millions)

1 United States 4,898.3
7 Canada 342.5

Source: IFPI 2014 annual report.[18]

Internet and Digital music[edit | edit source]

With the development of technology and digital music during the 21st century, the music industry of the world accepts more challenge. There are also different trends in the record economy. The development of digital music makes the record economy toward a high level. The development of the internet and digital music bring many change and challenge on the modern music industry. The characteristic of digital music is fast and convenient. Compare with traditional record music, digital music is more suit for the age of the internet.

And the music industry of North America as one of the biggest music industries, the developing of digital music in North America will influence world tendency. The cost of production of digital music is less than traditional record production and easy to enter the market. In the modern music industry of North America, digital music gains more profit.[19]

References[edit | edit source]

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  5. Richard, Kimberly D. (2000). "The music industry and its digital future: introducing MP3 technology". IDEA. 40 (3): 427.
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  11. Diamond, Beveley (1994). Canadian Music-Issues of Hegemony & Identity. Canadian Scholars Press.
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  13. Vogel, Burkhard (2011). "RIAA Transfer/Anti-RIAA Transfer". The Sound of Silence. pp. 9–16. doi:10.1007/978-3-642-19774-1_2. ISBN 978-3-642-19773-4.
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  16. G, Mitchell (2016). The North American folk music revival: Nation and identity in the United States and Canada, 1945–1980.Template:Pn
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