This week I have been thinking about the effect the internet society has on celebrities especially recording artists . The internet society affects the ways celebrities interact with fans, the way their albums are sold and the way records are broke.
In the past ten years technology and internet has been developing very quickly causing many changes in the music industry. One thing that has changed for celebrities is the way there music is released and played. Before everyone had iphones and ipods and other music devices the only way to play the new music being released was to go to the store and buy the hard copy of it. The only way you could hear the new music was hearing it on the radio, or listening to it at a friends house. However today when we want to share new music with our friends we go on youtube, find the song and then text them the link. The days of going to the store to buy music is over because now we just download music to our phones. However you don't necessarily have to buy music in order to listen to it on your phone because now we have many apps for music playing. Some examples of music apps include spotify, pandora, sound cloud, Iheart radio, Shazam, beats music and Tune in radio. Many of these apps allow you to create personal radio station based off the music you enjoy.
The internet also changes the awards recording artists win and the records they break. For example right now Taylor Swift's the record holder for the most view on a video in twenty four hours for her video bad blood. Another example is Justin Bieber is the youngest artist to have a billion views on his video. Records for youtube viewing didn’t even exist five years ago ,youtube was only invented about ten years ago. Awards at tv award shows have also changed for example last year Meghan Trainor won the award for top digital song at billboards music awards. Digitally downloading a song wasn't even possible a few years ago. Another award that exist is top social artist which was given to Justin Bieber in 2015. This award is given out to the music artist that connect with their fans the most through social media.
The interaction between fans and celebrities has changed immensely by the internet society. Fans pretty much have a microscope into their favorite celebrities life. Through the power of facebook, twitter instagram and snapchat fans are very up to date with what the celebrity is doing at most times. The Internet society also gives celebrities a way to talk directly to their fans. For example many celebrities respond to fans through Twitter. Sometimes celebrities follow their fans which makes the fans day and it's only a simple click for the celebrity. Celebrity's can also see pictures from there concert just by searching the hashtag on Instagram. I think this is a very cool aspect of the Internet society because it's help the fans feel closer to their favorite artists. Overall the internet society influences recording artists in many ways.