Monday, June 06, 2011

Radio Gaga

Couple of takes on the future of the album...

Gaga numbers indicate that albums are now secondary
Analysis from NY Times.

"A paradox of the new music industry: Albums sell less and less well every year, but as a marketing tool they are now more important than ever.

Gaga numbers prove the vitality of albums
Analysis from

"Maybe the album format isn't ready to die just yet. Lady Gaga's "Born This Way" sold 1.11 million units in its first week of release and has moved another 4.28 million digital tracks. It's the first album in 18 months to sell over one million units in a single week. These numbers suggest the old way of selling music-and perhaps not the album format itself - is what's dying in the record industry.

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