Hits are what U2 is dependent upon if it wants to keep the mantle of the world's greatest rock and roll band, which it stole from the Stones decades ago, even if Mick Jagger doesn't know that.
Recording revenues have shrunk. But streaming, and Spotify, could bring them back. But the problem with artists is they don't see the big picture.
If you want to penetrate the consciousness of a large group of people and grow the pie, an album isn't working. Hell, it's not even working as a revenue model!
We've been sold a fiction. That the Internet has leveled the playing field. That all are welcome and respected. Hell, you can't even get people to read your tweets; what makes you think you can get…
Expect people to continue to take photos at a gig. To dial their friends and have them listen in. To check their timeline or feed while the music plays. Because what's happening in your world is more…
After all the hype, stories in every mainstream publication known to man and an appearance on the Emmys, Elton John sold a paltry 48,000 copies of "The Diving Board" last week.
Yes, Katy Perry boxed on the VMAs. Miley Cyrus showed everything but her box. But the woman with the most infectious track, who neither looks like a model nor acts like one, who has not taken off her…
In his new book "What You Want Is in the Limo," Michael Walker points to the '70s, more specifically 1973, as the year when the screw turned, when Zeppelin, the Who and Alice Cooper went onstage.
Not only are the children of the baby boomers pushing 30, in some cases exceeding that threshold, there's a whole new generation of barely pubescent children who have never experienced freeform radio…
If you've got your knickers in a twist about Miley Cyrus cavorting on stage at the VMAs, you must live a cloistered little life and be afraid of your own shadow.
As soon as we stop vilifying these streaming services and start trumpeting their metrics, the sooner the rest of the world will take music seriously.