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 […]