In the 2000s, computers were a huge part of the Music Industry. Computers were a means to record, distribute, store, and play music across the world. The internet changed the way people listened to music and how artist could become popular. This also resulted in the decline of album sales. Downloading became increasingly popular. People started downloading songs and albums. Networks that people allowed people to download music was called Kazaa and Napster. Because of the increase in downloads revenue for CDs, vinyl, and cassettes in the U.S. dropped by 5.6 million. Record labels were not prepared for the change in technology. New artist benefitted from the internet because they did not need a “record deal” and their music would still be listened to worldwide. The 2000’s changed the way people can make, produce, and distribute music.