It may by far far be the largest social media network, but that doesn't mean Facebook is staring down some serious user fatigue, with all age groups reporting a drop in their satisfaction level with the service. This could be bad news for artists using the platform as a marketing tool, but good news for Facebook's social media competitors.
Lady Gaga's Superbowl half time show on Sunday created a massive bounce, according to stats from Nielsen Music. Based on initial sales reports collected for Sunday, Gaga sold about 150,000 digital albums and songs in the U.S. that day - an increase of over 1,000% compared to the day before the game.
Former Hypebot editor and writer Kyle Bylin shares an excerpt from his newest book, Song Stories: Music That Shaped Our Identities and Changed Our Lives. It's a collection of essays written by music professionals and indie artists about specific songs that have impacted their lives. The book showcases the powerful memories and emotions that arise when each individual hears a song from their past. This is the experience of music that we all have with music, but we rarely share with one another.