I found myself approaching the Spider House Ballroom last Friday night to see the Katy Starr show, unable to find out how exactly I was supposed to get in. There was this white picket fence […]
Snapchat has become a key player in many artists’ approach to sharing their music. Using the social media site, these artists give the world a chance to experience their music before it’s even out. Snapchat users and music […]
It seems like we are living in some sort of golden age of streaming. Virtually all forms of media are at our disposal at this point in time. It doesn’t matter the medium of entertainment: music, […]
OV staff writer Anthony Ramirez examines the rising prices of concert and show tickets.
Music: an ever-changing sonic art form and industry whose capability of sitting still is similar to that of a bloodhound which smells a nearby fox.
And as music moves on from the artistically stellar and increasingly technological 2016, here are four predictions foreseeable in the new year.
Every aspect of the music industry, whether it is throwing music events, maintaining a media outlet, or something as simple as giving the public what they want, involves one aspect that encompasses it all–the music. Though the music industry seems to have increased drastically by the reemergence of vinyl, sales produced from stores such as Urban Outfitters and Barnes & Noble which seem to attract a younger generation of consumers–a generation that sometimes overlooks the art of a record. A quick Google search can bring to light the reality of the music industry and how vinyl is not saving it.
The music industry has found itself in a frightening situation. The immense popularity of streaming services (Spotify, Apple Music and SoundCloud) have created an unpredictable market tarnished by an inter-industry war over exclusive content as a means of acquiring customers. Streaming has quickly replaced purchasing music online, rendering CDs practically obsolete. Simultaneously, while vinyl sales were dropping slightly in the first half of 2016, there has been a resurgence of vinyl popularity among millennials.
See Amy Berryhill’s review of Mobley’s new track, “Dreamers.”
Live streaming seems to be taking over the media. From Snapchat to Facebook live, artists are able to connect with fans face-to-face for a live in-concert experience by the simplicity of their smart phone. In response, fans are becoming more willing to give donations to their favorite artists, especially if artists reach out and actually ask fans to help them out.