Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Tag: music industry

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...

Here’s how musicians make money in one graph

 A few years ago, the Atlantic ran this really interesting graph that gives you a better sense of how musicians actually make money. The...

Not one artist’s album has gone platinum this year

According to Billboard (via Digital Music News), after nine months, not a single artist’s album has hit one million units sold in 2014 (in...

Native advertisements now being inserted into old music videos

According to a new report by BuzzFeed, Universal Music Group—the largest record label conglomerate—has hired a tech ad company to “weave advertising campaigns directly...

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