Since legislation introduced to help protect performers, composers, publishers
and producers, including the Audio Home Recording Act of 1992 in the United States,
and the 1979 revised Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and
Artistic Works in the United Kingdom, recordings and live performances have also
become more accessible through computers, devices and Internet
in a form that is commonly known as Music-On-Demand.
In many cultures, there is less distinction between performing and listening to music,
since virtually everyone is involved in some sort of musical activity,
often communal. In industrialized countries, listening to music through
a recorded form, such as sound recording or watching a music video,
became more common than experiencing live
performance, roughly in the middle of the 20th century.