Tag Archives: digital distribution

Digital Albums > Compact Discs

Music Ally notes that digital album sales have outpaced CDs for the first time in 2013. Thanks to The Trichordist for the link. When you include vinyl and other physical formats (not sure what that would be – cassette? 8-track? flexi-disk?) physical media is collectively a winner with 51.4% of sales. But in 2013, there […]

Who Won The Week?

You would think that Detroit music buddies (and Raconteurs bandmates) Jack White and Brendan Benson could coordinate their new album release dates a little better, but they both released their new solo albums (“Blunderbuss” and “What Kind Of World,” respectively) on Tuesday. To pack the day even more, Portland indie rock favorites The Dandy Warhols […]

The Revolution Will Be Analogue?

Wesley Stace (aka John Wesley Harding) spoke at The Economist’s The World In 2012 Festival about the future of music formats. Wes has some experience with the recent trend of deluxe editions, so it’s not surprising that he sees tangible copies of albums as being a selling or marketing tool. The Revolution Will Be Analogue […]

Sir Paul Does It Again

Paul McCartney did a great job remastering Band On The Run, releasing 24 bit 96 kHz, wide dynamic range digital files. The album was released under the “Paul McCartney Archive Collection,” suggesting that there would be other releases. The next in the series is McCartney and McCartney II, Sir Paul’s two one-man-band albums from 1970 […]

What’s Up With The WAV Files?

Paul McCartney and Radiohead have dallied in digital downloads in the past, and their strategy has changed over time. Radiohead’s new album The King Of Limbs is being released as a so-called “newspaper” album. I’m not quite sure what they mean by that. The physical album will be released April 9th, but the digital album […]