Two sides to an LP.

Two sides to an LP.

Side One

Although I have been selling a lot of songs via MP3 download lately, physical CD sales still surpass them. For some strange reason, it’s comforting to me to know, some people still prefer the physical aspects of a CD case.

It’s a different era to be for sure.

When I was a kid, cassette tapes and CD’s meant everything to me. You always bought the entire album and you read the jacket from front to back with such desire! And more often than not, the hit song from the band was never their best. It was always the song that wasn’t radio friendly enough that became my favorite.

Music was fashion for a majority of the world! When I lived in Australia (I’m Canadian), I could talk to a local about bands like REM, Oasis or Counting Crows and they knew and loved them as much as I did.

It was cool to be up-to-date on the best bands and have that common connection.

It’s a lot harder to find that today and music seems to carry the same value as a bumper sticker.

Side Two

The flip side for me is I have always been an independent artist. With the fall of major record companies and the power they possessed over radio and promotion, I am finally getting a chance to expose my music to the entire world!

Internet and MP3 downloads have crushed major music corporations and have set wings on smaller independent bands.

I can now have my songs and pictures next to Counting Crows for free! This makes it a lot tougher for the consumer to weed through all the crap out there, but it offers every musician a fair and fighting chance.

Bonus track

Amazing what has happened in the last 3 years of music.

It’ll be interesting to see where this revolution of the music business will end up in the next 3 to 5 years.

I really have no idea but I do predict it won’t look anything like it does today!


2 thoughts on “Two sides to an LP.

  1. Hi, from Greece.
    You are right. I’ve always liked buying CDs. It’s something you can touch, open the booklet, read the lyrics and look at all the photos and extra information provided. Even the smell of a new CD is part of the excitement you feel before listening to it.
    The visit to a CD store is a Saturday morning ritual that an mp3 download cannot beat.
    I like your music! 🙂

  2. Thanks for the comment lemonita! All the way from Greece too! =) That’s cool that you visit a record store once a week. It’s a shame there are not too many record stores left. My favorite record store that I used to visit here in Japan is now closed. 😦 . Have a great weekend!

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