Musical Life

The musical life of society is a subject of research and analysis in many social and humanistic disciplines. An analysis of the periodization and the analysis of the largest works related to sociological thought, the assessment of the contribution to the analysis of the periodization and development of the sociology of music of various authors, is a rather voluminous task.

Four main blocks

Within virtually any more or less developed music industry there can be four main blocks, on which the process of creating and consuming a musical product is based on.

In the music industry, the creator (author, composer) plays an exclusive role. In fact, all products of musical culture are based on this highly specialized “workforce.” At the heart of the music industry are always the musical ideas of composers.

Obviously, the composer’s need to compose music can be if certain conditions, such as the presence of intermediaries, are met, then the composer’s need to compose music can be realized. At different stages of the history of musical culture, the organizational conditions have varied, but they always exist and in one way or another mediate the creative process and allow it to take place.

In other words, intermediaries in the music industry mean all those organizations or individuals who are (intermediaries) between creators and distributors of musical products. The most common intermediaries in the music industry are production centers and recording companies. It is here that most of the recordings of artists and performers are made.

Distributors of music products (sometimes referred to as media channels) are legal entities that provide their own placement and/or distribution of music products. It should be noted that distributors of musical products include both mass media (radio stations, TV channels, Internet channels), as well as those that are not, for example, music stores, music streaming services, mobile operators,
cell phones, etc.

Consumers of music products are individuals and legal entities, persons to whom music products are delivered. When we talk about consumers of musical products, we believe that they should be divided into those who are specifically addressed to music products (the public), and those to whom the music products are actually delivered to (buyers). 

The music industry, as an industry of modern economy, has a complex marketing structure,
that ensures its informational correlation with the corresponding human needs.