The Digital Songstream: Mastering the World of Digital Music

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This is the ultimate guide to the new digital world of music. Cutting through myths, it offers a step-by-step introduction to what's possible for performers, composers, and listeners-addressing legal and ethical issues as well as the nuts and bolts of what equipment to buy and what services are available. Written in a friendly, easy-to-understand way, this book will be the first and only reference needed for anyone wishing to enter the world of computer music.

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Overview

This is the ultimate guide to the new digital world of music. Cutting through myths, it offers a step-by-step introduction to what's possible for performers, composers, and listeners-addressing legal and ethical issues as well as the nuts and bolts of what equipment to buy and what services are available. Written in a friendly, easy-to-understand way, this book will be the first and only reference needed for anyone wishing to enter the world of computer music.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415942034
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 1/1/2003
  • Pages: 224
  • Product dimensions: 6.90 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Brad Hill is a master musician and computer expert. He has worked in the online field since 1992, and is regarded as a preeminent advocate of the online experience. As a bestselling author of several books and columns, Hill reaches a global audience of consumers who rely on his writings to help determine their Internet destination and home technology choices.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vii
Introduction 1
1 The Household Digital Music Center 9
2 Ripping and Burning 21
3 Choosing an Online Music Subscription 51
4 Sampling the Music Services 69
5 The Gray Area of Music Trading 101
6 Skirting the Fringe 121
7 Surfing the Internet Radio Stream 133
8 Folders, Filenames, and ID3 Tags 157
9 Desktop Players and Organizers 169
10 Out of the Computer and into Your Life 21
11 The Conscience of Digital Music 223
12 The Future of Digital Music 237
Glossary 251
Index 263
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