What Should You Release? Singles vs. EPs

With the music industry in a constant state of change, artists are constantly trying to keep up, as people’s listening habits are continuously reshaped by new technologies and tastes. Here. Continue reading

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Releasing A Single: 10 Best Strategies For 2019 & Beyond

Releasing a single track in 2019 is a very different animal than it once was, and presents a set of unique challenges and opportunities. In this piece Chris Robley offers. Continue reading

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How Fast Are U.S. Download Single Sales Declining? [CHART]

This chart from Statista shows the decline in digital music single downloaded sales in the United States from 2004 to 2017. Last year, 553.5 million digital music singles were downloaded. Continue reading

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The MusicThinkTank.com Weekly Recap: Unbundling The Album

Where The Music Industry Thinks Out Loud Bobby Owsinski: The Science Of Email Timing Mark Doyon: Hear-Like-Buy: Why Spotify Is Marketing, Not Commerce Frank Woodworth: Unbundling the Album: A Business. Continue reading

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Unbundling The Album: A Business Case For Releasing Single Songs

Many fans prefer buying singles instead of the whole album. Most agree with this and yet, the music industry has stubbornly stuck with the business model of releasing albums. On. Continue reading

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MTT Weekly Recap: An Ode to The Beauty of Bandcamp

Where The Music Industry Thinks Out Loud Bobby Owsinski: 4 Steps To Transition From Playing Cover Songs To Your Own Music Mark Dowdell: One Man's Ode To The Beauty Of. Continue reading

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One Man’s Ode To The Beauty Of Bandcamp

The album format has been in decline and singles are dominating. However, some music lovers still enjoy discovering new music by investing more time in listening to a full album.. Continue reading

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The Problem With Releasing A Single Each Month

On Music Think Tank, Minh Chau has posted an explanation on why releasing a single each month causes problems. Instead of releasing singles constantly, he advises artists to market and. Continue reading

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