The RIAA reports that US music sales have increased 5.6% for the first half of 2020. Also, vinyl records now outearn CDs?
Two years ago, I wrote about Google’s plan to launch YouTube Music, a replacement for Google Play Music. At the time, it didn’t seem quite as polished as the
A year ago, I wrote a post about what music streaming services and software I use. As a few things have changed over the past year, here’s an updated version of
Streaming services have become firmly cemented as the main source of revenue for the US music industry. The RIAA reports that 2018 saw a record 75% of the US music industry’s
US music industry revenue figures are in for the first half of 2018. It turns out streaming’s only gaining more and more strength even versus where it stood in 2017. For
On Thursday, Google announced some changes to its music services. Currently, Google’s music services are a bit confusing to explain. The changes, however, aren’t much easier to explain, either,
Despite writing earlier this week about compact discs’ waning popularity, there’s some good news to report in the US music industry. The Record Industry Association of America (RIAA) reports that
With declining sales, what's the future like for this longtime music format?
Early this year, I wrote about how R&B and hip-hop became the most popular genre for streaming music, easily eclipsing rock music. It looks like that streak’s come to
Recently, the popular MP3 audio format was declared “dead.” Or so claims the Fraunhofer Institute, the researchers who helped spearhead the development of the format, and held licensing rights. The announcement