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 [ … ]
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 [ … ]
What Happens to Music Collections When They’re Just Collections?
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 [ … ]