Music | Music

Why new music is facing a decline while older artists surge in popularity

Artists and groups who first made their mark decades ago, including the Beatles, are winning the streaming wars

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RICHIE KOTZEN: 'The Music Business Has Nothing To Do With Artistic Integrity And Working Hard'

In a new interview with The Metal Mixtape, Richie Kotzen was asked if his expectations for the music business when he launched his career more than three decades ago turned out to be correct. He re...

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How Music Persisted During the Pandemic | Pitchfork

From Bandcamp Fridays to Verzuz battles, these were our silver linings from a strange, stuck year in music.

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Despite short-term anguish, the economics of leaving CDs behind turned out to be sneakily much better for record companies

With streaming poised to infuse billions of dollars into the record business, artists are once again hoping to get their fair share.

Music | Vinyl Records!

Retro record: Vinyl sales to top $1bn for first time since the 1980s | The Independent

A retro record could be in sight for the music market. According to a report out Wednesday, annual sales of vinyl records will surpass $1bn (£820m) for the first time since the 1980s this year, fuelled by music lovers’ nostalgia.

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Not One Artist's Album Has Gone Platinum In 2014

We are now nine and a half months into 2014, and the sales numbers for the music industry are looking particularly grim. While the fourth quarter is typically when the most sales occur, things have never been quite so bad. In 2014, not a single artist’s

Business & Finance | Business

85 Percent of Music Sales in Japan are CDs

It’s a well known fact that CD sales have been going down, and fast, for some time now. Ever since people got the internet in their homes and learned what it could do, the downfall of the physical disc has been on it’s way, whether it be by piracy or

Business & Finance | Business

Finally, some good news for Pandora in the music licensing wars

It has been a challenging year for Pandora Media. After a stellar 2013 on the stock market, the popular internet radio service service's share price has been under pressure amid a looming onslaught of fresh competition from the biggest names i