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.
[UPDATED] When starting out as an artist, touring requires a phenomenal amount of work, but it's important to make sure that you aren't throwing yourself into a tour without planning ahead, with the result that you end up losing money and morale in the process. Here, we look at five ways to tour smarter.
How did your your Record Store Day 2106 purchases stack up against the rest of the country? This year, Star Wars: The Force Awakens “March of the Resistance” was the top selling album on Record Store Day, while Double-Sided by twenty one pilots was the top selling single. Here is the complete Top 25 Album and Singles Charts for Record Store Day 2016:
Today, Saturday April 16th is Record Store Day - a celebration of all that is good about indie record stores and indie music. Despite vinyl sales these stores are struggling and as convenient as it is to stream or download, we need them. They're guides pointing us towards hidden musical gems and gathering places for our tribe of music lovers.
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.