Tag: cd

by Mark Glaser

“If you love somebody, set them free.” It’s an old adage that Sting eventually made popular set to music, but it also applies to recorded music these days. More and more artists are giving away some tracks to help market themselves, either by selling other tracks, going on tour or hawking merchandise. As CD sales […] more »

by Mark Glaser

Not too long ago, there was an established route for promoting musical talent. The music would go into heavy rotation on the radio and MTV, the artist would play in a record store, and promotion might include an advertisement in a music magazine. But the old formula has been updated with the advent of digital […] more »

by Mark Glaser

With digital distribution and file sharing online, bands have been able to get their music in front of more fans than ever before. But because of file sharing and cheaper downloads, bands also might feel like they can’t make as much money by selling music and will often give away some MP3 tracks. In fact, […] more »

by Mark Glaser

Why is the retail price of a new music CD $15.98? Where does this price come from and how is it set? Is it fair? For a long time, I’ve wondered about the high price of music, especially when bought in physical form as a compact disc. As longtime music buyers, we have a certain […] more »

by Mark Glaser

Lately, I have declared my own personal war on clutter in my life. That means all the paper littering my home office had to go. Those outdated hats from Burning Mans past also were out, as were old loose photos of places I don’t remember. But for whatever reason, in each clean sweep I do […] more »