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Are Digital Sales Hurting Musicians Equally? Using Analytics to Answer Big Questions

Phil Simon | Posted 08.29.2016 | Business
Phil Simon

To be sure, ours is an era marked by big data. Never before have everyday citizens, governments, companies, and journalists had access to such massive...

How Music Sales Have Changed Over 30 Years, In 30 Seconds

The Huffington Post | Ryan Kristobak | Posted 08.18.2014 | Entertainment

Pulling data from the Recording Industry Association of America, Digital Music News has put together this informative animation charting how music-sal...

Push, Don't Shove -- Music Marketing That Actually Works

Julien Mitelberg | Posted 03.27.2013 | Entertainment
Julien Mitelberg

While there has been a hazy cloud hanging over artists, managers and labels relating to how digital music and the Internet affect their sales and bottom lines, the opportunity provided by push marketing remains an untapped well for a wide swath of artists.

How People Bought Music In 2012 (Surprise: More Vinyl!?)

The Huffington Post | Drew Guarini | Posted 05.15.2013 | Technology

Music consumers helped digital sales continue their climb, physical sales continue their slow death, and kept vinyl spinning in 2012, according to a y...

The Case for Vinyl

Kayley Kravitz | Posted 11.25.2012 | Arts
Kayley Kravitz

There's nothing quite like the crackle of vinyl as the speakers warm up. Mp3 files are ridiculously compressed -- you don't get that with vinyl. It's one of the purest ways to listen to music.

Why The Major Labels Might Be Right This Time

Jeff Pollack | Posted 07.29.2011 | Arts
Jeff Pollack

If you're one of those that feels that major labels are the root of all evil, you may want to skip this post altogether because this time I'm sticking...

iTunes Dominates Music Sales; Apple Sells One Out Of Every Four Songs Sold In U.S.

MacWorld | Peter Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The iTunes Store can claim 25 percent of all music sold in the U.S., according to the NPD Group, up from 21 percent in 2008 and 14 percent in 2007. Wa...

Atlantic Becomes First Major Label To See Digital Sales Surpass CDs

New York Times | TIM ARANGO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Under pressure from Attorney General Andrew M. Cuomo of New York, the American International Group said Tuesday that it would pay its chief executive,...

Goodnight, CDs, Goodnight: the Return of Vinyl

Marissa Moss | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Marissa Moss

The once antiquated method of listening to music has been making a welcome comeback among both young and old music fans, especially in the indie-music realm. So why now?