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U2's Apple launch: what it means for the band – and the company

U2's Apple launch: what it means for the band – and the company | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it
The fact that U2 are letting people hear Songs of Innocence for free speaks to their diminishing powers – but the launch also suggests Apple fears for iTunes
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is this the record industry latest attempt at selling music as an "album"?

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Katy Perry's 'Prism' a Good Example of How Albums Don't Work Anymore

Katy Perry's 'Prism' a Good Example of How Albums Don't Work Anymore | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it

The album is dying in front of our very eyes.

 

In other words, what kind of screwed up world do we live in where Katy Perry’s new album “Prism” sells only 287,000 copies in its debut? One in which everybody’s interested in the single, and no one’s got time to sit and hear your hour-plus statement.

Pierre Priot's insight:

Overground trendy acts fail to transform hype into album sales.

Let's hope indie arstists will keep the long-play format alive!

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Is 2014 the year the album business fell apart?

Is 2014 the year the album business fell apart? | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it

In recent years, albums from the likes of Adele and Emeli Sandé have hit 1m sales in the UK. But with even the biggest acts failing to match them this year, the blockbuster album looks increasingly like a relic of the past

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Or maybe big acts fail to make big album sales because they fail to put out decent albums. Right now with per song purchase, a smash hit remains a one song success. People are now longer buying albums so they'll get that one song they like. 

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