Thursday, August 22, 2019

Tag: music industry

Poll: Which day of the week should new albums be released on?

Forget the music industry’s standard Tuesday album release day. A recent study ran by Digital Music News found that 68 percent of fans say...

Music industry moves global album release day to Fridays

As we reported last August, the idea of the music industry moving the global album release day to Fridays (instead of the traditional Tuesdays) was...

151,781 YouTube plays earned this musician $10

Composer/producer PJ Wassermann recently wrote an article for Digital Music News, where he revealed the low amount of income he earned from YouTube ads. Wassermann...

So there’s a Netflix for vinyl records now

As CD sales and digital downloads continue to decline, vinyl remains one of the bright spots in the music industry—up 52 percent in 2014,...

New study examines why shitty music sells the best

A recent study published in the PLOS One journal examines how a particular style of music’s complexity increases or decreases over time with respect...

The music industry is sucking up your data to create the next big hits

The data created by music streaming, buying and sharing is being sucked up in a giant vacuum by the music industry. Now, more than...

This band made $136,000 on a 28-day tour and still lost money

In an interesting display of transparency, indie musical duo Pomplamoose wrote a detailed article, describing what it took financially to go on a 28-day...

Why are most pop songs only 3 minutes long?

In a recent article, Mashable took a look at why all pop songs clock in around the three-minute mark. Author Yahana Desta points out...

Top 1 percent of musicians earn 77 percent of all revenue from recorded music

Things haven’t been looking too bright for the music industry lately: Digital downloads are dropping, CDs are archaic and streaming services like Spotify aren’t...

YouTube announces subscription streaming service, ‘Music Key’

As earlier discussed, YouTube will be launching a music streaming service called YouTube Music Key. The beta version will be released on Monday of...