Who’s popular in South Africa? A lot of information is available for many countries from Europe or America, but what about the main African market?
The few bits of data which emerged relate to artists from the 80s onwards, with the likes Michael Jackson, Janet Jackson, and Celine Dion doing very well there. Who was at the top of the game before them, during the 70s?
Most of you probably never heard about Boston. If you do researches on them yet, you will quickly find claims stating that their eponymous album from 1976 is the greatest selling debut album of all-time. Where is the truth then?
Boston and their self titled debut belong to the pantheon of rock music from the 70s. Back then, they shared headlines with the likes Eagles, Fleetwood Mac, and Peter Frampton. How does their legacy perform these days?
Do you have any idea of what was popular in Mexico during the 70s? Which international music star struck them the most? Was it Simon & Garfunkel, Led Zeppelin, or Elton John? Where they crazy about the former Beatles, or instead more into ABBA? Or Queen, or the Bee Gees? What about Pink Floyd then, was there a mania surrounding them as it happened in many places? Last but not least, how strong was the impact of Elvis Presley‘s passing?
The decade-old streaming service Spotify is now close to 200 million active monthly users. While new music is always preferred, these subscribers still show plenty of love to 70s classics. If the Beatles were inevitable during the 60s, one can wonder who takes over the throne of the decade of hard rock music and disco?
How many bands have nine 5-million selling albums with a catalog of 6 studio efforts only? Not many for sure. One of them is the cult band of Mark Knopfler, Dire Straits. Responsible for some of the most iconic records of the 80s, the group has now been inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame some 40 years after their debut.
Living species always need to adapt to their context in order to survive. For businesses, the situation is no different. As streaming is fully changing the music industry, its actors, both the labels as well as the artists need to update their way of building their careers in order to stay relevant. Which adjustments do they need to do? Can all artists react positively or are some of them poised to fallinto obscurity?
As we pointed out inside the first part of this set of 3 articles, the Media which links the music industry to the general public, is fast transitioning from View More
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