January 2008

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 […]