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Insights on the music industry by a group of international students

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Insights on the music industry by a group of international students



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Timeless.

With 2016 almost in the books, I think it’s safe to say that it was one of the most unconventional years I have yet to experience. There were a lot of laughs, a lot of frustrations, and a lot of reminders. This year we were reminded of how lucky we were to have lived during a time with so many influential artists, whose music does not know the bounds of time. With heavy hearts, we acknowledged the [...]

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Reincarnation

While the music industry has seen better days financially, the live sector of music grows stronger every year. Music consumption has shifted to become all about experiences, and the statistics show that live performances are predicted to keep the industry afloat. In today’s music culture, live music equates to festivals. Why go see one band when you could see dozens while fully immersed in a parallel [...]

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Leader of the Wolf Pack

Glancing over the top 100 songs of this year, I assumed the top selling album would have been something Beyoncé or Justin Bieber affiliated. Well, I’m glad to see that 2016 still has some tricks up its sleeve. The top selling CD release of this year goes to none other than, the one and only, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. A Mozart box set hit the shelves in October to commemorate the 225th anniversary [...]

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Copy Roots

Tracing the roots of music is like to tracing your DNA lineage: there is not one homogenous background, but instead a diverse history of how you are the way you are. Music has this same type of pedigree; in a way it all spawns from the same seeds. A single song doesn’t speak of the present, but rather encapsulates its ancestral heritage. So, I guess my question is: why do we spend years dealing with [...]

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Broken Record… Sales

For those who thought that vinyl records were history, well, you’d be correct; Vinyl has made history this week. For the first time ever, vinyl record sales have edged out money brought in from digital album downloads. While vinyl has obviously gained popularity in recent years, I don’t know if anyone could have foreseen this kind of sales growth. I thought music in the physical form was a thing [...]

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Power to the Poet

It’s safe to say that music has drastically changed from, say, the 60s to today’s musical culture- technology made sure of this. I could drone on until I was blue in the face about these painfully obvious differences, but I won’t. Instead, let’s go back to the 60s, specifically the Hippie Movement. They were times of peace and love, man. It’s interesting, though, because the music produced [...]

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New Life for The Grateful Dead?

  Did you think the “Fare Thee Well” tour was the last you would see of our friends in The Grateful Dead? Guess again. Beginning in fall 2015, the grateful gang resurfaced with none other than new front man John Mayer. The band, known as Dead and Company, has caused a lot of skepticism among true “dead heads,” as the die-hard fans refer to themselves. After all, Jerry Garcia is practically [...]

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