Entertaiment is a broad field of activity, often involving art and beauty. In its most common sense, entertainment provides pleasure, amusement or enjoyment, often for a private audience; it may also be ceremonial, social, religious or satirical in nature. Its roots in the prefix inter and tenere suggest it has come to be closely associated with amusement, although many entertainments have a more serious purpose.
In today’s economy, entertainers are constantly adapting and adjusting their services to meet consumers’ ever-changing needs. While business has been sluggish for record and film industries, independent artists are gaining traction on the Internet with self-marketing programs and music exchange with their peers online.