“Digital sales last year grew by 4.3 percent around the world, led by a 51 percent increase in revenue from subscription services. Income from these all-you-can-listen outlets, like Spotify, Deezer and Rhapsody, exceeded $1 billion for the first time last year, the federation said. About 28 million people around the world pay for access to them, up from eight million just three years earlier. Yet this success was offset by declines in downloads and physical sales. Sales of physical formats like CDs, which still supply about 51 of the industry’s trade revenue, fell by 11.7 percent last year. And sales of downloads, a growth business for more than a decade, were off by 2.1 percent. Still, downloads represent 67 percent of the digital market.”
U2 rejection letter from music museum
See you on the other side, friend. Take care of your brothers and sisters for me.
Gretsch Custom Shop Blue Penguin 3.
Now here’s something you don’t see everyday.
Just the classics..
Someday I fancy a semi hollow body again.
Critter & Guitari’s tiny homemade synths feel good on your brain
It is easy to get lost in a sea of stupid design and monotonous products at any trade show, and the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) is no exception: the Anaheim Convention Center’s basement can feel like a crowded Guitar Center overflowing with cheap Chinese ukuleles, poorly tie-dyed weed leaf guitar straps, and unfortunately-executed karaoke-rave machines. But all that repetitive dullness also serves as a foil for bright and interesting new toys like the candy-colored synthesizers from Brooklyn’s Critter & Guitari.