Thursday, June 16, 2011

Digital music trends and its impact on the automotive industry -

The rapidly changing consumer trends for acquiring and listening to music will have a significant impact on the development of in car entertainment and connectivity. SBD’s latest report provides a vital focus on Digital Music Trends in Europe, giving an assessment of the growth in new digital media types, the adapting business models of selling digital music and the challenges of Digital Rights Management against illegal piracy [addressing each of these key issues from an automotive perspective].
Table Of Contents
1. Executive summary
1.1 Introduction
1.2 Conclusions
1.3 Summary of key points
1.3.1. Moving towards a CD-free car
1.3.2 DRM is still around, but becoming less important
1.3.3 Adapting to a growing number of business models
1.3.4 The growing range of media types
1.3.5 Increasing use of music players on mobile phones
1.3.6 Future outlook – can telematics provide new
2. The digitisation of music
2.1 Introduction
2.2 Compact discs – not compact enough?
2.3 Moving towards a digital age
3. Accessing digital music through PCs
3.1 Introduction
3.2 Downloading music legally
3.2.1. Digital Rights Management and Compression formats
3.2.2 Pay-per-use business model
3.2.3 Subscription model
3.3 Downloading music illegally
3.3.1 Status and on-going industry efforts to curb file-sharing
3.4 The role of digital music players
3.5 Future outlook
4. Accessing music through mobile phones
4.1 Introduction
4.2 The growing use of mobile phones as music players
4.3 Market trends for downloading music directly to mobile
4.4 Adapting digital music for mobile phones
4.4.1. Dual download services
4.4.2 DRM and audio format
4.5 Overview of mobile phone music download services
4.5.1. Music download services offered by mobile phone
4.5.2 Music download services offered by handset suppliers
4.6 Future Outlook
5. The future of digital music downloads in Europe
5.1 Introduction
5.2 Off-board Storage
5.3 New audio formats
5.4 Legislation
5.4.1 Format shifting
5.4.2 File sharing laws

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