Posts Tagged ‘streaming’

This article made me feel good about recording, mixing and mastering again. It explains in detail why the trend to make louder and louder music masters at the expense of dynamic range may be reversed in the near future and not a day to soon I say. The article is technical in nature and written primarily for audio engineers but I urge anybody involved in making, distributing, promoting music to read it. And if there’s anything you don’t understand but would like to know more about I’m happy to respond to questions in the comments field of this post.

So here’s the link to the article:

http://www.soundonsound.com/sos/feb14/articles/loudness-war.htm

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More on why Free Streming is a bad business model and also a bad measure for charts like the new Billboard “consumption” charts… It makes no sense but we do live in a world where Pet Rocks were once a hot item and ‘Reality TV” now reigns supreme in Primetine… So now how much advertising your music is linked to via free streaming services is replacing music sales as a measure of worth.. It’s very hard not to find these thoughts depressing if you are an aspiring artist or true music lover.

New Math $.00666 : Billboard’s New “Consumption” Chart, Free Streams and the End Of Meaningful Metrics?.