On Tuesday, March 5, Bryan Aust, owner of the Little Five Points music venue the Five Spot, will close its doors after nearly 12 years of bringing intimate local shows to the neighborhood. Maybe you were at the Five Spot in May 2011 when Del tha Funkee Homosapien played a free show. Or perhaps you were hooked on Barry Wright’s stand-up comedy on Tuesday nights. Whatever your attachment to the L5P dive, prepare your goodbyes.
I think people have been obsessed with the wrong question, which is “how do we make people pay for music”“.
What if we started asking, ‘How do we let people pay for music?’
Amanda Palmer of The Dresden Dolls just gets it.
"At the beginning of the digital revolution it was a common theme to say digital is killing music. Well, the reality is, digital is saving music. I absolutely believe that this marks the start of a global growth story. The industry has every reason to be optimistic about its future."
He would’ve been 81 years old today.
As an early birthday present, he will be on a stamp. So, that’s pretty boss.
Digital Albums are up 14% and Digital Tracks are up 5%. CD sales declined 13%.
After hearing much demand from the bloggers and fans on Tumblr, we have finally launched a #music tag page.
Track the new tag to stay up on the best new music, videos, artwork and photos on Tumblr, hand-picked by members of the community. The tag editors come from different areas of the…
Well played, Tumblr. Well played.