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Sales of rap music are declining as more are critical of its message

Sales of rap music are declining as more are critical of its message | Album Sales | Scoop.it
NEW YORK -- Maybe it was the umpteenth coke-dealing anthem or soft-porn music video. Perhaps it was the preening antics that some call reminiscent of Stepin Fetchit.

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This articles focus on how album sales and also just the sale of any rap music is greatly effected by the message behind a track. The lyrics of most rap songs are in some way abrasive to the ear of different people. Some people do not relate with what is said and others dont understand why such a message would even need to be painted. 

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Carlton Ross's curator insight, July 16, 2013 2:53 AM

This article shows that Hip-Hop/Rap sales are declining because of lyrical content. A poll was taken and 50% of the respondants said that hip-hop was a negative force to society. Teens are catching on to the negativity. 

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The Rise of the Stream and the Death of the Album

The Rise of the Stream and the Death of the Album | Album Sales | Scoop.it
What is the Internet doing to full-lengths?

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Time is increasing the decline of album sales but reforming how music is received. This brings attention to the effect that streaming has on the music industry relating to albums.

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Jason Berel's curator insight, August 12, 2015 6:44 PM

Ever wonder why your favorite album isn't buzzing in social media? Well, here you can read about how the discussion of music content has declined with the rise of digital media. Music has become such a private experience to the audience especially when all you have to do is type in your favorite song into the google searchbar, and there is no need to linger for hours at your local music store browsing through vinyls and CDs.

Chavez 'Big Vezy' Parker's curator insight, September 12, 2015 3:47 PM

The L Magazine is known for its many articles on fashion, theatre, art and of course music. This article written by Jeff Klingman clearly defines the meaning of the death of the album. I completely agree with his opinion about people not caring anymore about long-playing albums. I can recall where I too preferred download pirated versions of the artists music but after realizing that they weren't benefitting almost at all off of album sales caused me to change that perspective quickly. 

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Album Sales Hit Record Low | Music News | Rolling Stone

Album Sales Hit Record Low | Music News | Rolling Stone | Album Sales | Scoop.it
Industry experts and artists point finger at streaming as SoundScan sets historic low

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This looks at how album sales have changed throughout the years and speaking on how new technology has made it necessary for times to change. Speaks about the bad and good on the situation. 

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Pierre Priot's curator insight, August 9, 2013 8:06 AM

For once, nobody blames it on piracy.

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Hip-Hop Album Sales Decline – Are Illegal Downloads to Blame?

Recently the lowest week in album sales since the introduction of Nielsen Soundscan was recorded. What is responsible for this decline in hip-hop sales?

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This brings attention to how the growth of a hiphop star also leads to rising music expectations for the crowd they attract. It pays attention to the effect the illegal downloading has on the hip hop industry and how the lust for music and getting it anyway you can decreases the ability of an album to create sales. 

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Jay-Z's 'Magna Carta' Stunt Provokes RIAA to Change Album Sales Rules

Jay-Z's 'Magna Carta' Stunt Provokes RIAA to Change Album Sales Rules | Album Sales | Scoop.it
The Recording Industry Association of America has "modernized" its 55-year-old barometer for measuring commercial success because of Jay-Z's new album.

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This speaks on how Jay-Z's Samsung deal to distribute his album has effected album sales rules and effectively changed a few of them. It speaks on what exactly has happened different to how normal sales are achieved.

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Micah Thomas's curator insight, October 11, 2013 11:05 AM

Before the rule was changed not many artists tried to do what was done, none of them went Platinum before the release date.