Anyone remember 2008?
When people used iTunes and got excited about the new version of the iPod Nano? Everyone thought the music industry was headed in one direction: the digital download would replace physical copies of albums. That was not long ago at all, but things have changed a lot since them. In the past few years people have been buying less music, thanks to the new medium of online streaming. Why get a ten dollar CD or album download when you can spend $7.99 to play anything and everything you want online for a month? Well I can think of a lot reasons, but there’s no denying the the majority of people are embracing streaming as an alternative to buying music.
A very brief article here talks about how iTunes is on the defense against slipping download sales in the face of streaming culture.
Are you guys in the mainstream? Are you nostalgic for 2008? What you think about the future of our music?
I’m nostalgic for 1970 but hey, I’ll take what I can get.