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How Elektra Records ushered in the alternative music revolution—and then helped kill it

For this oral history, The A.V. Club spoke to Pete Rock, Metallica, Spoon, They Might Be Giants, and more about Robert “Bob” Krasnow's time at Elektra Records.

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Album Sales Hit New Weekly Low in U.S. -- But There Is a Bright Spot | Billboard

As record stores were forced to close up shop last week due to coronavirus concerns, and music fans became preoccupied with social distancing and quarantine, U.S. album sales hit a new weekly low.

Entertainment | Podcasts

The Impact Of Podcasting On The Music Industry: A Double-Edged Sword?

The impact of podcasting on the music industry is still unclear at this early stage in the game.

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Cassettes Are Making A Comeback, But Which Artists Are Actually Selling Them?

Which artists are bothering to sell tapes in today's musical economy, and which titles have been performing well?

Music | Music News

Vinyl sales earned more money than combined ads on free streams in 2015

In 2015 U.S. vinyl sales earned more money than the recording industry made from advertisements on all free streaming services like YouTube and Spotify combined, according to the RIAA. Vinyl LP and EP sales are currently at their highest level since 1988, with a recent increase of 32% last year alone to $416 million.

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See 30 Years Of Music Industry Change In One Handy GIF

Track 30 years of music industry evolution in 30 seconds.

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Dr Dre: the hip-hop head with a business brain

Profile: The man cited by his peers as the most significant force in hip-hop is set to become its richest operator. But what does his $3.2bn deal with Apple say about the future of the music industry?