The concept of enjoying one's favorite music on an LP, cassette tape or CD has become somewhat old fashioned. As technology develops and the Internet, as a source of interaction and communication, is connecting more people around the world, the way many people do certain things are rapidly changing. Hence, one of that would be the medium of music and how it is enjoyed by people in a more convenient way than that of the past.
Today's source of everything, also known as the World Wide Web, has allowed users from all over the globe to share and download music with so little effort and cost. If people had to go to a record shop in order to buy the album of their choice, now people have the privilege of being able to search through the Internet and downloading the music by song or album in a jiffy. A simple mouse click is all that requires for people to get access to any type of music that they want and this fact of reality is just mind-boggling to see as more issues related to this are being brought up to the surface since it's becoming uncontrollable to some extent.
The medium through which people enjoy music has changed over the past decade or so. The medium for music has undergone a transition from LPs, cassette tapes, CDs and mini disks, where the 21st Century has been followed by the introduction of MP3 players and smart phones. These devices which have a self-storage system for MP3 or other various music file types has enabled many of their users around the world to enjoy high quality music much more quickly and conveniently. Hence, LPs, cassette tapes and CDs had no choice but to make way for MP3 players and its wide spread among many music lovers, which has remodeled the music industry into being shaped as how it is today.
The rapid change of music being computerized and something that is widely shared among many Internet users worldwide have resulted in the development of file sharing and file sharing programs. The basic concept of file sharing is where music is uploaded by a certain individual and random users from all over the world are able download the file via a file sharing program. It is justifiable to say that these activities are illegal and they violate the copyright law, but I believe it's just too unrealistic for government to try and catch everyone who upload or download music files illegally. Despite desperate calls from the music industry in regulating illegal and free Internet downloading of their end-products, people nowadays have gotten so used to obtaining music via these means that it has become almost impossible to stop.I believe a lot of things change as time passes, and music and the way people access them has become one of those things. Hence, this inevitable change in people's lifestyle and behavior should be matched with appropriate changes in laws and regulations that go with the flow of the ever-so-rapidly changing society and suit people's needs and wants.