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COVID-19 and the Music Industry

With more people homebound, the demand for new music is significant. The good news is that many artists are releasing new albums, singles and music videos as we continue dealing with COVID-19. November is shaping up to be a great month…
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Unlimited Access – A Transformation of Music Listeners’ Buying Experience

Anyone over the age of 20 can remember back to the process of purchasing music before streaming and MP3 services. When I look back, I am flummoxed by our buying practices of the day. First there was the CD selection where we knew a…

Songs of Loss and Longing

The pandemic has me going through the old record and CD collections and I found myself looking for songs of loss and longing that dug really deep. I wound up revisiting songs that seemed delightful trifles in their original versions but…

The Sound of Music – let’s keep it alive

For the last week, I’ve been staying with a friend who grew up playing the piano in school. Childhood memories of that experience inspired her to want to learn to play again as an older adult. In the past 10-15 years, I’ve noticed more…

Avoiding Pop Star Burn-Out

Musical pop stars impress me as working professionals. They are forced to live under pressures of stardom 24/7, and, if there’s one thing I can imagine it is that the spotlight burns hot. Just the tour schedule alone for a given pop…

Dear Spotify: Please bring back the Musical Year in Review

I’ve been a Spotify user ever since it became available in the US. One of the things I loved about the service was the Spotify Year in Review that they would release in December. They gave us all sorts of interesting, geeky music data to sift…