Way Of The West

Funny how a much loved tune of old returns to the rota of earworms. Was twiddling the digital dial and bang there she blew again (that’s a mixed metaphor that doesn’t warrant too much examination). Of course I went searching for more info just because I am my own sad semantic search engine. An interesting…

Prescription For The Music Industry

Research claims that the music industry needs to rapidly change its business model to survive. It claims that the percentage of music buyers purchasing from legal sources has fallen though music fans do pay on average for 3.22 legal downloads each months whilst 51% of the average digital music collection is derived from CD’s (presumably…

That (Music) Business Will Soon Be Over

“What is called the music business today, however, is not the business of producing music. At some point it became the business of selling CDs in plastic cases, and that business will soon be over. But that’s not bad news for music, and it’s certainly not bad news for musicians. Indeed, with all the ways…

VinylDisc A Shotgun Marriage

The music industry is to try yet another physical music format with the unholy marriage of the CD and analogue vinyl. The vinyl disc with have a standard CD on one side and a vinyl record on the other. The obvious shortcoming being that whilst the CD side can hold up to 70 minutes of…

The Single Is Dead Long Live The Ringle

As the music industry adjusts to the demise of the physical product with the CD single very much in decline as downloads have taken off they have got together for one last try at a physical product option and their collective brain pooling now brings us the ringle. It’s a CD in a slip case…

£100 ThurstonRevival Debut Track

As popular music and the music industry flail about trying to find a new business model for the future in the era of digital downloads and the increasing tendency to devalue or give some music away as Prince did in The Mail on Sunday recently it was probably inevitable that as the still waters of…

Making Money From Music

I’ve found it interesting to see the changes that are happening to the popular music industry these days as downloads, the Internet and the the competition of computer games and fashion compete for a slice of the youth market dollar. No more albums? Rock groups deciding to discontinue making albums and just offering singles and…