Spotted on: Digital Music News It’s nothing new that the music industry is experiencing a steady downward trend in album sales. A few years ago, chart toppers were moving millions [ … ]
Tag: Album Sales
How Collective Idiocy Left the Record Companies in Bits
Spotted On: The Guardian “When the history of our digital times comes to be written, one of the questions that will puzzle historians is why the record companies missed the [ … ]
Artist Turns to BitTorrent when his Music is Pirated by iTunes
Spotted on: TorrentFreak An interview with the Flashbulb about his recent calamity with iTunes, and putting his album up on BitTorrent. It turns out iTunes is selling his albums without [ … ]
Does Chatter Matter? The Impact of User-Generated Content on Music
Spotted on: NYU Archives Here’s a paper titled “Does Chatter Matter? The Impact of User-Generated Content on Music”. It’s a study in how blogs and and social networking sites are [ … ]
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 [ … ]
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 [ … ]