Everyone likes a winner. Mumford & Son’s album, Babel, sold 600,000+ copies in its first week. However, does a splashy debut lose significance as media becomes increasingly digital? It seems like more people are using a big debut to replace a legacy as a benchmark of worth. Check out Tom Dennehy’s post on Music Think Tank to read his opinions on debuts and the digital world.
“Artistic works that build their audience slowly and sustain it for long periods are becoming rare. Most works live and die with their debut.”