Albums are dead.

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by manco, Jan 15, 2019.

  1. Timmy84

    Timmy84 Forum Resident

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    It's not enough for clickbait articles especially the dumb, breathless ones about CD's death for the last eight years. :targettiphat:
     
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  2. Terrapin Station

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    You mean (traditional format) sales are dead. Everyone is still releasing albums, and this was an ALBUM that topped the charts. It just didn't top the charts primarily via (traditional format) sales.

    The reason that albums aren't dead and aren't going to die is that artists get a bigger piece of the streaming pie by releasing and having people add collections of songs to stream rather than just a single song at a time. Those collections of songs are otherwise known as "albums."
     
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  3. tkl7

    tkl7 Agent Provocateur

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    It's Over TM
     
  4. Timmy84

    Timmy84 Forum Resident

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    Traditional format isn't dead, there is just a whole lot of music consumption to choose from now. If streaming ended tomorrow, more LPs and CDs would be produced.
     
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  5. Veni Vidi Vici

    Veni Vidi Vici Forum Resident

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    Stumbled across this thread in the dollar bins. Misleading title, it’s just a crappy reissue.
     
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  6. Timmy84

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    Yep.
     
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  7. phillyal1

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    Since her last album Norah Jones has released 4 singles , 2 with Jeff Tweedy, that are digital only I believe. You would think her audience wants physical media, but ...
     
  8. Timmy84

    Timmy84 Forum Resident

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    Maybe they do. Why don't you ask them? :)
     
  9. phillyal1

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    Is it a record company (Blue Note) or artist's decision? Who knows .
     
  10. Kevin j

    Kevin j The 5th 99

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    ok, albums are dead. funny, I can still walk into any record store in town and find the album I want, new or reissued, on vinyl.

    oh my god. AM I DEAD TOO???
     
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  11. Timmy84

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    Who knows but I still see fans in other music forums whenever someone releases new material keep asking "where's the CD?"
     
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  12. Timmy84

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    We're not dead, we're just asleep. :)
     
  13. Doggiedogma

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    So how is Billboard a marketing tool if caters to the younger crowd that only streams and does not purchase music? Billboard isn't helping to sell anything, just encouraging more streaming imo.
     
  14. mark winstanley

    mark winstanley 5.1 should be mandatory for my favourite albums

    The album will never be dead for me. If an artist can't make an album that is worth listening to, then they won't get my money.
    If it is only available for streaming, they won't get my money.
    For decades the industry has sold music as a disposable quick hit gratification item, like a take out hamburger, and now we see where that leads
     
  15. BluesOvertookMe

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  16. EdwinM

    EdwinM Grumpy old man

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    It's pining for the fjords
     
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  17. JoeF.

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    Yes ---and as soon as she collects enough digital singles....she'll put them on an "album" and sell them on vinyl and CD.
     
  18. pig bodine

    pig bodine God’s Consolation Prize

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    Does Brockhampton release their music in any physical forms? They seem to be popular with “the kids.” This seems like the way things are going. I don’t care personally, since I stopped buying music, but I feel bad for those that still do.
     
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  19. phillyal1

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    I totally understand and agree with you.
    And antique stores will probably always exist.
    But you have to agree that there has been a paradigm shift in the music industry.
    If you can't accept that, it is hard to have a conversation about what is next.
    My son's friends -- some are musicians, some maybe want to work in the music business.
    None of them own physical copies of music.
    And to them A Boogie With A Hoodie or Meek Mill is just as much a Rock Star as the kids in Greta van Fleet, maybe more so.
    Just reporting what I see.
     
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  20. Timmy84

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    I say this as a fan of Brockhampton but just because a few acts "do well" just with streaming doesn't mean the rest of us should just go along with it. :sigh:
     
  21. Danby Delight

    Danby Delight Forum Resident

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    And yet hundreds of new albums are released in physical formats every Friday by labels both huge and tiny, so...yeah. Definitely dead all right.
     
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  22. schnitzerphilip

    schnitzerphilip "Modern Dad" Unlocked Award

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    Because an equal amount of people who love this place hate albums and physical media and we're tired of being treated like second class audiophiles if you want to know the truth.
     
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  23. Timmy84

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    People forget the new #1 album in the country is not even new. o_O
     
  24. telliott

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    Does Billboard not count Bandcamp sales? I've bought a number of albums there. Maybe it's because Artists who sell on Bandcamp rarely (or never) get radio play.
     
  25. Timmy84

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    Uh... :sigh:
     

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