With technological developments driving it forward, is the music industry now just an offshoot of the tech industry?This month George Howard, an associate professor at Brown University and Berklee College of Music, made a provocative announcement:
“I don't believe there is a music industry anymore. I believe there's a tech industry that certain companies are focusing their technological efforts on; I believe that's what's going on. You could make that argument that that's true of all companies, all industries. There's no education industry, there's just a tech industry…But I think it's still sort of a useful framework.”Depending on how you define it, the music industry has been around for almost a century, so to say it has been absorbed by another industry is a bold statement indeed. But is there any truth to it?