Bandcamp shares rare stats including how much better it is for new music than Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon Music

Bandcamp has shared a rare look at some of the stats driving the popular indie destination including it’s superior track record of new music discovery and monetization. 50% of the. Continue reading

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Catalogs crowd out currents grabbing 73% of US market as CD sales also grow

If the resurgence in vinyl was not enough to convince you that in music everything old is eventually new again, new sales figures for CDs and music consumption stats should. Continue reading

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Submit vinyl, cassette, CD releases for #MakingVinyl Packaging Awards

For the 5th year, Making Vinyl is hosting awards to recognize the best vinyl, CD, and tape packaging. International submissions are welcome and can come from record labels, pressing plants,. Continue reading

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Why you should still release CDs

Although the collective wisdom of the music biz purports that CDs no longer sell, the reality is that CDs can still generate a significant amount of revenue for artists, as. Continue reading

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Vinyl sales overtake CDs for first time in 34 years

According to a new report from the RIAA, the vinyl renaissance remains stronger than ever, with vinyl sales growing by more than 28% to overtake CD sales in 2020. Guest. Continue reading

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Selling CDs To Strangers [Case Study]

In this piece, Brian Hazard of the project Color Theory walks us through his recent experiment of pitching a Depeche Mode cover album re-release to strangers on the internet. Guest. Continue reading

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Streaming Music Is Not As Green As You Thought

While most consumers might be under the impression that trading in their plastic CDs in favor of digital streaming could only be a good thing – environmentally speaking – new. Continue reading

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Vinyl Overtakes CD Sales For First Time In 30 Years

The once mighty CD may have reigned supreme in the early 00s, but has since been on a steady downward trajectory. Meanwhile, quality conscious consumers have brought the once antiquated. Continue reading

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A Trip To Target: How Digital Is Changing Music Retail

As music sales go further from physical CD’s and become all digital, many mass merchandise stores have been cutting down on shelf space and changing their marketing strategies in their. Continue reading

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