Music has value because it moves us. That special album that takes us back to some magic moment, or the songs we love to dance to. What has people by [ … ]
Happy Birthday, Bob!
Today is Bob Marley’s birthday (in my opinion, an international holiday). in celebration of the birth of one of the most influential and incredible musicians of our time, here are [ … ]
Frank Zappa on the Music Business
Spotted on: Youtube Who woulda believed that a 20 year old video would provide such great wisdom about music today? The first half of the video is on the music [ … ]
Doug Morris: Music Industry Genius or Bitter Luddite?
Spotted on: Wired.com (and thanks for this awesome article) In the wake of the announcement that Universal and SonyBMG are uniting to start a new download service to compete with [ … ]
Unbundling Albums – The Silent Killer
Spotted on: The Register Capgemini recently broke down album sales in Britain since 2004. While the report is still confidential, The Register reported on a few details. And what is [ … ]
What Do Album Sales Measure?
On the surface, this may appear like an obvious question. Album sales measure the number of people who buy an artist’s music. Let’s look a little deeper at what album [ … ]
The Cult of Personality – The Modern Artist’s Mantra
The future for musicians looks like more than just great recordings and live shows. The opportunities that the internet provides modern artists is available to everyone, and thus its potential [ … ]
Why We Listen to Music
Music is not a commodity. It’s not something that people buy, or consume. It’s not a revenue stream, or a career choice. It’s an expression of the depths of peoples’ [ … ]
Album Sales: A Realistic Perspective
In getting a picture of what’s next for the music business, let’s take a moment to look at reality right now. There are a few reports from mid-2007 that CD [ … ]
The Album: Extinction or Evolution?
Prince gave his album away in a newspaper, and Radiohead broke new ground with In Rainbows by letting fans choose how much to pay. Animosity toward major record companies [ … ]