2008

Report: The Internet’s Role in Music Purchase Decisions

June 6, 2008 by

I recently read the following interesting bit on www.digitalmusicnews.com The internet has little sway over most music-related buying decisions, at least according to a survey released by the Pew Internet American Life Project. “The internet helps music buyers connect with artists and learn more about music, but it doesn’t strongly influence what or how they […]

Broader Broadband Begs for Greater Innovation

March 7, 2008 by

Broadband speeds will get considerably faster over the next four years, according to a research note issued Tuesday by Parks Associates. The Dallas-based group noted that more than 33 million US households will enjoy speeds of 10mbps (megabytes per second) or higher by 2012, a jump from 5.7 million currently. This increased speed is a […]

Essential Jukebox Qualities

February 15, 2008 by

An expanded version of the following post appeared in the April 2008 issue of Playmeter magazine, a trade journal for the coin-operated amusement industry. If you’re involved with music, check out a site called digitalmusicnews.com. Read their top stories and you’ll see that there is a vicious, blood-thirsty battle being waged over how music will […]

Your Friendly Neighborhood Jukebox

January 19, 2008 by

The following piece originally appeared in the September issue of Playmeter magazine, a trade journal for the coin-operated amusement industry. Jukebox music is a shared experience. We can listen to our favorite songs as often as we’d like in our homes and on our headphones, but we are drawn to share music with the communities […]

Music Sales Take a Beating in 2007

January 16, 2008 by

Album Sales Drop 15 Percent in US The US-based recording industry suffered a steep decline in 2007. The tracking firm Nielsen Soundscan reported album sales declines of 15% for the year. Nielsen counted albums sales of 500.5 million units during 2007, a marked decrease from 2006 sales of 588.2 million units. More specifically, Nielsen reported […]