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Business is booming at CD Baby, Bandcamp, Tunecore, Bandzoogle and a host of other service providers for DIY musicians. But from Chance The Rapper to Stormzy and beyond, we are also witnessing a new chapter in artist self-development: The Post-DIY Music Era.
Early digital sales numbers from Nielsen show the usual bump from Grammy performances. But increases varied. A stellar performance almost always provides a boost, but does Adele's "Hello" and Beyonce's "Lemonade" rising 308% and 267% respectively vs. Maren Morris's 910% increase for "My Church" reflect a more resonate performance or just discovery by a wider audience?
Want your love of music to live on past the grave? If donating to a local music program or other charity doesn't do it for you, there's an alternative. Your cremated ashes can be pressed into 1 - 30 vinyl records containing the audio of your choice, including your rant about how Nickelback really is a great band.