Has streaming music really killed the album?
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Has streaming music really killed the album?
The album was here first. But is it going to stick around? Many factors and different options in the way we listen to and purchase our music, has opened up quite the debate on whether streaming music is killing off the sale of albums.
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Sony: music streaming isn't killing song sales

Sony: music streaming isn't killing song sales | Has streaming music really killed the album? | Scoop.it
The head of digital for Sony Music has revealed that the label hasn't seen any cannibalisation of music sales with the introduction of streaming services, but it is keeping a close eye on the figures.
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According to Sony, their sales numbers are still in the spot they want them in. Even though they may see album sales drop, they are still making money on the other end of things.

 

This is still a problem though with labels that only sell their music through albums or online downloads. Not every record lable offers a streaming service like Sony can. This is why others are losing money when some aren't.

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Streaming Is Killing the Music Industry. Long Live Streaming.

Streaming Is Killing the Music Industry. Long Live Streaming. | Has streaming music really killed the album? | Scoop.it
Peanut butter is made from peanuts. Rhode Island is neither a road nor an island. Rick Ross has giant man titties. The Fat Guy Who Yells is both fat and yells. Music sales are down. #FactsOnly
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This article puts the question to the test and goes in deep and answers questions other websites and articles just touched on. On top of all of the info on this website. Everything is credited to the right place if it's not an original thought.

 

 

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Lydia Liao's curator insight, July 21, 2014 2:49 PM

The article is on the fatalist side, based on the fact that life has is the survival of the fittest. It offers an interesting perspective to how the music industry could have evolved in another direction. Rather than blaming piracy, it suggests that the music industry could have channeled its efforts into keeping up with the changing times. An original piece that is worth the read.

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The push-pull relationship of streaming and albums | RAIN: Radio And Internet Newsletter

The push-pull relationship of streaming and albums | RAIN: Radio And Internet Newsletter | Has streaming music really killed the album? | Scoop.it
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So it seems that just in the last week or so, our album sales have charted the lowest number since 1991. Although this can not be blame souly on streaming music.

 

First mp3 format hit the streets and people were sharing tracks like crazy. Then Napster his the scene. This made things even worst and brought around the idea of using a commerce solution to add digital rights to single tracks. By this time the album was a broken product. Since then streaming music has made its appearance.

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Album Sales Sink to Their Lowest Levels Since 1991... - Digital Music News

Album Sales Sink to Their Lowest Levels Since 1991... - Digital Music News | Has streaming music really killed the album? | Scoop.it
The strangest part about this is that vinyl continues to explode; it’s one of the brightest and most exciting aspects of the music industry today!...
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This article touches on the point that vinyl sales are continuing to go through the roof right now, even though album sales are rock bottom. Last week showed a record breaking number of sales for vinyl in the UK for the last decade.

 

 

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Daily Kos: Streaming services: not cannibalizing CD sales, not killing music

Daily Kos: Streaming services: not cannibalizing CD sales, not killing music | Has streaming music really killed the album? | Scoop.it
Music streaming is the Internet version of radio, not thievery - and getting rid of it will make it harder for new artists to get exposure.

Cross posted from Pruning Shears .
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This article is more of an opinion than stated facts or news. The writer here supports both sides of the argument. He believes that by doing away with streaming music can have negative effects on how new artists get recognized today. On the other hand, artists and labels will start to see money in their pockets again if we stop streaming.

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Lydia Liao's curator insight, July 21, 2014 2:43 PM

This article provides a rather balanced view on the debate of whether streaming services are killing music. Presenting both sides of the argument, Dally gives a sound argument of opinions. While he believes that streaming music can inevitably have a negative impact on how new artists get recognized today, he also hopes to see artists and labels getting paid their worth.