Hardaker takes readers on a journey through the electronic music sub-genre with its high level of imagination, innovation, and creativity--and presents one of the first detailed empirical studies on the impact of Internet technologies on this sector of the music industry. (Music)Creative Destruction takes you on a journey through the electronic music sub-genre with its high level of imagination, innovation and creativity. Music plays an important and sometimes overlooked part in the transformation of communication and distribution channels. Since music is easily personalised and transmitted, it also permeates many other services across cultural borders, anticipating social and economic trends. This book presents one of the first detailed empirical studies on the impact of internet technologies on a specific sector of the music industry - electronic music. Drawing on more than 500 interviews conducted between 2001 and 2003 with multinational and independent music companies in 10 markets, strategies of the major players, current business models, future scenarios and regulatory responses to the online distribution of music files are identified and evaluated.