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 and track sales are an actual measure of. Many artists that experience high volumes of downloads on p2p networks also experience brisk sales. The days […]

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 is growing faster than US citizens contempt for their government (I’ll refrain from linking out to anything here). The entertainment industry is entering what is […]

Speak Clearly (Jargon on a Tangent)

Spotted on: New York Times As the end of the year statistics for the music industry are released, I keep noticing a common tone of these articles. They all seem to be written about the six major record labels, and iTunes. As an artist and independent label owner (ergo, part of the music industry), these […]

Death of Dynamic Range

  Spotted on:? Austin360.com Read the article here. This is a great article about Dynamic Range, and how it’s gone out of style.? In the frenzy of making music louder and louder, modern music has become a static filled mess of clips, where the loudes and softest sounds are often almost identical.? We highly recommend […]