This is a very cool clip from the documentary Before the Music Dies. It’s pretty starightforward, and super powerful.
Here is a video about what may be the most important drum break in the history of music, and at the very least, equally as important as Funky Drummer. While [ … ]
How Low Can Album Sales Go?
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 [ … ]
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 [ … ]
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 [ … ]
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 [ … ]
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 [ … ]