Posts Categorized: Industry Trends

Music Biz Meets The Music City


The annual Music Biz convention rocked the town of Nashville just a few short weeks ago. Overall the vibe was positive as many physical retailers report increased sales, primarily due to music consumer’s appetite for vinyl releases. In response many stores are devoting more shelf and floor space to 12 inch records. Retailers like Newbury Comics… Read more »

Record Store Day Recap: Celebrating Physical Retailers for 10 Years


This past Saturday, was Record Store Day, the biggest physical sales day of the year. This annual event was even more special as RSD celebrated its 10th anniversary! Numerous independent retailers have already reported that this was one of their best Record Store Days yet — some indicating it was their best sales day in history…. Read more »

Music Trends: From CD Era To Streaming Era


Once upon a time, in a world where streaming wasn’t yet created, the only way to measure the success of a song or an album was to measure the number of purchases. As with many data indicators, once the information is pulled and used, the data often loses meaning. If you think about the current streaming era, you’ll… Read more »

Four Reasons You Should Collaborate With Someone New


Writing a guest post for us this week is Marc Plotkin, an American Songwriting Award-winning artist, Grammy short-listed Producer and Assistant Professor at NYU’s Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music. He regularly collaborates with clients worldwide on their music via SoundBetter. We’re excited to welcome him to The Daily Rind to share his knowledge. It’s… Read more »