“The music industry appears to be undergoing a metamorphosis. High street retailers like HMV are going under as music sales move from physical to digital, online streaming sites such as Spotify and Rdio are getting an increasingly large market share as convenience eclipses tradition.
Artists no longer require the traditional means of music distribution in order to monetise their work, as labels are being subverted by the Internet. In addition to that, advancing technology and computer programs mean that you no longer have to spend thousands to record an album – you can do it from your bedroom instead.
The latest sign of the times came this week from the United States, as Macklemore became the first artist since Lisa Loeb in 1994 to top the US charts despite being an unsigned artist. The song, ‘Thrift Shop’, has shifted more than 1 million units online since its release, proving that there are alternatives to having a major label spending big bucks to promote you. He has already released one mixtape, three EPs and two albums without any support from a major label. . .” Entertainment.ie
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