I waited to compile my list of the top 10 Rock Albums of the last decade because I didn’t want to publish my list at the same time everyone was publishing theirs (at the beginning of the year). While it is virtually impossible to include everyone on the list that deserves to be on [...]
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This article is part three of a series outlining the current state of the music industry, and how we got here. For those of you who are unaware, the record industry has seen a steady decline in record sales since the year 2000. I previously discussed illegal downloading and the end of the replacement era, [...]
This article is part two of a series outlining the current state of the music industry, and how we got here. For those of you who are unaware, the record industry has seen a steady decline in record sales since the year 2000. As discussed in my previous article, Illegal Downloading, record sales in the [...]
It’s no secret that the Recording Industry has hit a rough patch over the last decade. In order to better explain the situation, I will present four of the key reasons that this has happened. Today, I will delve into the most obvious reason for the free fall. Why save the most obvious for last, [...]
When Apple created iTunes, and the iPod to accompany its new creation, they were revolutionizing both the music industry and the computer industry. Fast forward a decade, and Apple still controls an impressive portion of the world’s music market. According to the New York Times, the federal government has become interested in whether or not [...]
Ozzfest, considered by many one of the great musical festivals in existence, has announced its 2010 lineup and tour stops. Although the tour is currently operating as a much smaller festival than in years past, at least the tour will be operating in 2010.
Since its inception, Myspace Music has had an enormous impact on the way music consumers discover new music. Back in the golden days of yore, people actually had to listen to the radio to hear new songs or discover new artists. Unfortunately, those days have long since passed.
There has been a tremendous amount of media coverage surrounding the recently passed health care bill. What has gone unnoticed by many Americans is the proposition of forcing terrestrial radio stations (stations that broadcast over airwaves as opposed to online) to pay performance royalties to musicians who performed on the songs that are played on [...]