Monthly archives: July, 2016

U.S. Record Industry Sees Album Sales Sink to Historic Lows (Again) — But People Are Listening More Than Ever


It’s the worst year (so far) for music sales since the 1991 debutĀ of SoundScan (now Nielsen Music). Album sales, including track-equivalent albums (TEA, whereby 10 track sales equal one album unit) are down 16.9 percent in the first half of this year. But sales figures no longer tell the whole story of the record business.

Company granted patent on new infrared technology


We’ve never quite understood why some people choose to go to gigs and watch them through their smartphone screens – doesn’t that sort of negate the point of actually being there? – but it’s certainly a massive thing these days. If Apple has its way, though, it might not be a thing for too much longer.