by Joey De La Neve Defrancesco
Professional unionized musicians in the 1940s struck to stop the impact of recording technology on their livelihoods. It's an example for musical artists being squeezed by streaming services today.
SOURCE: Made By History at the Washington Post
by Sam Backer
The music industry's adaptation to the streaming age (and return to profits for the big labels) is part of a long history extracting money from new technologies, including giving artists the smallest slice of the pie.
SOURCE: The Atlantic
by Ted Gioia
The growth in sales in music is coming overwhelmingly from old songs. Can the music industry sustain new performers if money keeps flowing to old catalogues?
SOURCE: Los Angeles Times
by Amanda Marie Martinez
“My dream is for the cowboys and the vaqueros — who were the first cowboys — to all be in one place, to bring those two worlds together.”
SOURCE: Business Insider
Black-Owned Record Stores are Disappearing while Vinyl Sales are Skyrocketing. Some Shop Owners Say it's a Sign of a 'Whitewashed' Industry
The importance of Black musicians to American popular culture is not reflected in the ownership of record stores. Joshua Clark Davis explains why.
by Paige Morse
Music listeners must understand the music industry's past to appreciate the convenience and affordability of today's streaming platforms.
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