How streaming will change the music industry

No Gravitation

Streaming is organically increasing. When I first wrote The Music Industry, an infinite journey way back in early 2014 I concluded the study with the chapter titled The Future, which determined how the industry would be by 2020. One section in that article covered Streaming vs Downloads, the War is open. In fact, for most people it was still unclear that streaming was going to take over from downloads – let alone physical sales. Half-way between 2014 and 2020, there is no doubt anymore about streaming dominating the industry. Plenty of questions remain though. View More

CSPC: Sam Smith Popularity Analysis

Sam Smith

After nearly two years of boring release schedules, the fourth quarter of 2017 appears to be a very promising one. A lot of solid acts are releasing new albums at the moment, but the ones everyone are waiting for are Eminem and Taylor Swift. The one who may emerge as the dark horse to dominate this Christmas season is none other than Sam Smith. At 25, the British singer faces a difficult task View More

Understanding: why Ed Sheeran did better than Adele in the UK

Record Breaker

Many things have been said about Ed Sheeran destroying UK charts. Mostly wrong things though. This is what happens when a pretty technical subject like Charts & Sales suddenly appears on news impacting a larger public, which is necessarily way less educated on the matter. Chartmasters.org goal is precisely to erase those misconceptions and give a real meaning to figures. Today, we will do just that by studying Ed Sheeran album Divide UK first week results with a specific point of view – the one over Adele shoulders View More

CSPC: Frozen OST Popularity Analysis

Elsa

Winter is coming. No, it isn’t about the release of Game Of Thrones seventh season, you will have to wait a few more months for that. Every year, the week of Thanksgiving / Black Friday combo is regarded as the starting point of the so much anticipated holiday season. That part of the year strongly impacts our cultural environment. All Medias turn on their Christmas program lists from November. Music is no View More