The Fringe


New Albums Being Outsold by Old Albums...Interesting


Regarding Micah Singleton's article today...

I'm wondering about possible reasons for this. What do you think? Off the top of my head:

  • Maybe people aren't interested in entire albums by modern artists any longer...while the legacy of musicians and bands in the past was often more defined by entire albums instead of singles.
  • What if we made the statement with the word "singles" instead of "albums? "2015 Singles were outsold by catalog singles." Would that be true? Or are we simply talking about albums?
  • Pure demographics? The number of older people in the US has never been higher...are they buying and skewing the number towards catalog titles?
  • Is the purchasing model, which is more geared towards purchase of singles on many platforms, steering the market away from full albums?