Surprise releases have been all the rage of late, with artists like Beyonce, Drake, and Radiohead dropping full length albums completely out of the blue, and while these spontaneous marketing techniques can be great for major artists, they can hurt indie musicians, and are something of a mixed bag for fans, suggesting this new trend may be short lived .
Although the commercial decline of the physical album means that fewer listeners are getting the full visual experience when they consume an artist's music, the following article suggests that album art has in fact become more important than ever, and makes huge difference when it comes to selling music.
While the live music market is strong and getting stronger, it may soon struggle, as increasing numbers of potential concert goers opt for a night in. It's time that the music industry take steps to make live shows more enticing.
In addition to his legacy as an artist and performer, Prince also had, throughout his career, a complex relationship with the world of digital music distribution, and while he certainly tried many different tactics when it came to making his music available to the public, it's unclear just how successful he was.
While many artists may forget or simply not bother adding tags to their music, tags are incredibly useful as far as making your music discoverable not only to fans, but also anyone else in the industry searching for music like yours. Here we look at some pointers for maximizing the effectiveness of your search terms.
While compact discs are certainly on the decline as far as the average music consumer is concerned, several innovative pioneers within the music industry have and continue to explore the limits of the CD as not just a means of listening to music, but as a creative tool from which to create new sounds.
While overall physical sales of music have seen a massive decline in recent years as more listeners transition to streaming, vinyl has been making a remarkable comeback, with its sales almost doubling in the past several years. Here we look at some of the reasons behind this unprecedented resurgence in popularity.
As the streaming wars rage on and different artists experiment with windowing and limiting their music to one provider or the other, it is the fan who typically ends up coming out on the bottom. Here we look at an alternative which would allows listeners to condense these multiple services into a single option.