Ethical issues in the music industry

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‘What do you want to do when you’ll be older?’

‘I want to be a star!’

This is one of the most common answer that we get from a 6-year-old girl. Why?

Well, music is a big business, attracting million of people interest. It looks ‘cool’  to be a star and to sing in front of thousands of people.

According to the Digital Music Report 2012, the revenue of digital music grew by 8 per cent globally in 2011 that represents an estimated US$5.2billion. Music is everywhere and part of our daily life. Think about it: Can you notice one single day where you don’t hear any music? Even on television ads, or films, at the cafeteria or from the ringtone of your phone? Your answer is certainly no.

Music interferes more and more nowadays and it is not just a matter of entertainment through concerts and spectacles. Indeed, music has different purposes, for example: accompany…

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