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Nowadays, teenagers are living constantly surrounded by technology. Even of the younger generation may not see it, technology has had an impact on different factors. The widespread use of digital technology in the music industry has allowed consumers to reproduce digital version of copyrighted songs inexpensively, with the help of many software and websites. There has been an increase in digital copying activates and those are most of the time claimed responsible for producer’s loss in revenues. While some people claim that the increase of digital technology has killed the music industry, in fact it has led to innovation a new way of consuming and sharing music, such as iTunes or YouTube.
Technology has affected the music industry in both positive and a negative way. while technology allows music to be distributed all over the world at the touch of a button and enables artist to advertise on an unprecedented scale it also allows music to be pirated illegally anywhere, anytime. Music privacy is the unauthorized duplication of goods protected by copyrights. This comes in the form of individual’s illegally uploading or downloading music online, online companies who build business based on theft and encourage users to break the law and people producing a mass numbers of counterfeit CDs for illegal purchase or even merely the copying of a CD for a friend.
The growth of download and exchanges of music are held responsible for the decrease of music sales since the end of the 90s. information and communication technologies, and specially internet, changed the logic of consumption and the process of producing music. The music industry has been touched since 200 by a crisis and the organizations representing this industry like to claim that web users who are exchanging private companies via peer to peer network are to blame for this crisis. Peer to peer network are network where users act as both suppliers and consumers of the content. The file-sharing, and peer to peer, website napster emerged in 1999 and since then music sales in the united states of America have dropped 53% however the American government is fighting against

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