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978-0-7391-1500-8 • Hardback • May 2007 • $108.00 • (£83.00)
978-0-7391-1501-5 • Paperback • September 2009 • $50.99 • (£39.00)
David J. Park is assistant professor in the Department of Advertising and Public Relations at Florida International University (FIU). He teaches in the graduate program at FIU's School of Journalism and Mass Communication.
Chapter 1 Music Industry in Transition
Chapter 2 Theoretical Perspectives on Technology and Methodology
Chapter 3 Description of the Music Industry
Chapter 4 Conglomeration and Hyper-Commercialism
Chapter 5 Conglomeration, Hardware, and Repeat Sales
Chapter 6 File Sharing and Industry Sales
Chapter 7 Towards a "Secure" Digital Future
Chapter 8 The Race to Online Distribution
Chapter 9 Wireless Gold Rush
Chapter 10 Conclusion
Park's Conglomerate Rock will make a fascinating read for those who are looking for a comprehensive review of changes related to digital music.
— Minjeong Kim; Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly, Spring 2009
David J. Park has written the book we have all been waiting for: a definitive treatment of how the music industry is adapting to the digital world, written from the perspective of musicians, music lovers, and the general public. This is a fabulously informative and up-to-date study that should be mandatory reading for all communication scholars and students interested in the digital revolution, as well as all who care about music.Conglomerate Rock chronicles the conflict between concentrated corporate power and culture as well as any book in years.
— Robert W. McChesney, author, Blowing the Roof Off the Twenty-First Century: Media, Politics, and the Struggle