Date of Graduation
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration
Committee Member/Second Reader
“Artists are being stifled by the ‘major label’ stance that exclusively demands what’s ours is ours and can only be handled by us. It should be more about creative freedom” (Monstercat Manifesto). Over the past fifteen years, we have witnessed how the internet has changed how entertainment is distributed and consumed. This has led to a change in behavior from major entertainment production firms, and has given way to the surge of independent labels and production houses. Now, entertainers can lead successful careers by reaching their audience through digital platforms, successfully decreasing production and distribution costs. Consumers can find an unlimited amount of ad-supported content that they can access for free. Understanding these change is vital in finding and solving the problems these changes have produced.
McGowen, Alex, "Entertainment in the 21st Century: Is an Independent Networked Multimedia Production and Promotion Firm a Viable Business Option in the Modern Entertainment Industry?" (2016). Marketing Undergraduate Honors Theses. 29.