"The traditional music business model was based on selling physical copies of recordings. With the advent of digital technology and a sharp decline in recorded music sales, the focus is shifting slowly but surely into turning artists into brands.2 From an A&R perspective, the goal has become finding artists that have a great following–not artists that just have talent."
Last year, vinyl unit sales totaled 9.2 million, a 6.1 million increase in 2013. With 2015's vinyl sales up 37% in the first three months of the year, and the growing popularity of Record Store Day (which is tomorrow - go buy something) it looks as though digital music is going to have to work a little harder to kill off the legend that is vinyl records.
Hypebot presents our fourth Los Angeles meetup for readers to have a conversation with like-minded peers. You are invited to gather for drinks on Wednesday, April 29th from 7:00 to 10:00pm at Rosewood Tavern. Space is limited - RSVP below!
From Google: "Starting April 21, we will be expanding our use of mobile-friendliness as a ranking signal. This change will affect mobile searches in all languages worldwide and will have a significant impact in our search results." That date is important, but so is the word in bold.
After a hugely successful meeting of the music tech minds earlier this year, Hypebot will host its second San Francisco Music Tech Meetup on Tuesday April 21, 2015 from 7:00-10:00pm at Upcider in San Francisco - and you're invited.
One day a year, music fans who prefer to listen to music on vinyl are rewarded with special releases that “validate” their interest in and passion. Today, the Music Business Association highlights Record Store Day participant, Good Records.
Mumford & Sons outspoken frontman Marcus Mumford minced absolutely no words when proclaiming his disdain for the multi-millionaire artists owned TIDAL... and while the group was speaking freely, they took a dump on Taylor Swift.
Yesterday, House Democrats Jerrold Nadler, John Conyers Jr. andTed Deutch and Republican House member Marsha Blackburnintroduced the "Fair Play, Fair Pay Act of 2015" to members of Congress seeking to make sure music creators receive fair pay for their work.
One day a year, music fans who prefer to listen to music on vinyl are rewarded with special releases that “validate” their interest in and passion. The Music Business Association is highlighting Records Store Day participants leading up to this Saturday's Record Store Day 2015.
Sadly no one in the music business press seems to be paying attention to the Copyright Royalty Board filings, according to David Lowery. But we all should be watching this closely. A couple days ago SoundExchange filed a letter with a bombshell in it.
Previously only available in beta, TuneGo has announced the official nationwide launch of the artist discovery platform complete with a new tier, TuneGO Premium, enabling artists to access the tools, personal guidance, and connections necessary to truly advance their music careers.
Bandsintown recently launched a new artist-to-fan connectivity initiative that selects 10 lucky fans at random who RSVP to upcoming shows, giving them and their friends free access to an ultimate VIP experience.
Record Store Day was the catalyst for the upswing in vinyl sales. It helped bring part of the youth generation back into the store and experiencing physical goods again, as well as having them experience listening to full albums instead of songs.
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