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piracy

the unauthorized duplication of copyrighted material for profit

2

downloading

transfer of data or programs from a server or host computer to one's own computer or digital device

3

streaming

process in which an audio file is delivered to a computer-like device from a website so that it can be heard while it is coming into the device but cannot be saved or stored

4

digital locker

an Internet service that allows paying and registered users to store music, videos, games, and other files

5

royalty

the share of money paid to a songwriter or music composer out of the money that the production firm receives from the sale or exhibition of a work

6

promotion

the process of scheduling publicity appearances for a recording artist, with the goal of generating excitement about the artist and thereby sales of his or her album

7

bootlegging

the unauthorized recording of a music performance and the subsequent distribution of that recording

8

peer-to-peer (P2P) computing

a process in which people share the resources of their computer with computers owned by other people

9

ringtones

bits of songs (or even new musical compositions) that people download to their mobile phones so that they play when someone calls them

10

single

a product that contains only one or two individual musical recordings

11

payola

an activity in which promotion personnel pay money to radio personnel to ensure that the latter will devote airtime to artists that the former's recording companies represent

12

counterfeiting

the unauthorized duplication of copyrighted music and packaging for profit, with the goal of making the copy appear authentic

13

digital platform

vehicle for receiving digital information

14

A&R (artist and repertoire)

recording firm executives who screen new acts for a firm and determine whether or not to sign those acts

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label

a division of a recording firm that releases a certain type of music and reflects a certain personality

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Internet radio or online radio

pre-chosen music streams based around certain genres – for example, jazz or classical – provided free to listeners and paid for by commercial advertisements, much like a radio station