The Greatest Showman, Mamma Mia 2, A Star Is Born, and more recently Bohemian Rhapsody, reminded to all if that was needed how big a soundtrack can be. The movie industry has always been bigger than the music industry, appealing to a wider audience. This is why exposing songs that people like through theaters can be so rewarding. It is nothing new as shown by this study of the iconic 1983 soundtrack Flashdance.
A few days ago we went through the 101 albums by Elvis Presley that have been certified by the RIAA in the US. While it was already an enormous task, that was only one part of the picture. In fact, less than a third of his official US releases achieved a Gold award or better.
I know you wonder what you are doing here. If you will change your behavior, that’s most likely not me who’s going to tell you that. Well, I still will. Choices do not need to be conscious to happen. Streaming creates different dynamics, a different way to live music experiences. When deciding which artist you go after, your choice may not be the same if you are on a retailer or logged into Spotify. View More
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