Tag Archives: digital download

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 […]

WAVE Files, Update

Based on the flurry of activity on my last post, it is clear that some are having problems with the Radiohead WAVE files. Not everyone is having trouble with them – I was able to convert the WAVE files to both FLAC and MP3 with no problems. I have listened to the entire album and […]

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 […]

Buy A Shirt, Get An Album For Free (Or Not)

Up to a certain point, the internet makes it possible for an independent artist to sell music directly to fans. Past that point, some help (a label, probably) is necessary. For new artists, or established artists who think they will never get to the big time, direct internet sales makes a great deal of sense. […]