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"Information Technology & Art"

In recent years, technology has played an increasingly important role in the creation and sharing of all types of art, particularly photography and music.

How is this trend beneficial for artists and those that enjoy their music?

What are some disadvantages?

We are living in the information age, and technology has allowed the era of information to be enhanced. In today's world, individuals can create, publish and share many different forms of digital information. Art and music are two good examples of this online information. Technology has provided an extraordinary tool for creativity, however, there are some issues related to the sharing of art online.

Artists and musicians benefit greatly from technology. The digital age has brought with it many advantages for the arts. There are two main upsides for artists. Firstly, artists can access the world library of visuals and sounds for inspiration. All art is dependent on that which has been created before it, and all music has drawn something from the music of the past. To have this visual and musical resource available to us through the use of an internet linked device enhances the development of music and art. Through technology, artists can easily access the creations of others so that they can learn from others and develop their own works of art.

However, there is a downside to digital technologies for artists. Because art and music is readily available through internet enabling devices, it has become impossible for artists and musicians to protect the copyright of their work. For example, many musicians complain that after having spent significant amounts of time producing a new song, their music is quickly downloaded and shared on the internet. As a result of this, musicians are unable to sell their music in traditional ways.The online theft of music could lead to musicians receiving no income and ultimately being unable to continue producing music.

To conclude, the availability of digital resources through technology has been greatly beneficial to artists and musicians. If the online commercial exchange of art and music can be controlled, it will become a wonderful tool for artists and a fantastic source of entertainment for the general public.