I just attended a great panel on the current state of music publishing deals, sponsored by AIMP.
One of the topics discussed was how people are buying music. As you may know, people in the 50s and 60s bought singles. Shortly thereafter, the industry moved to a full-length album model.
So the question was posed: Why are people back to buying singles instead of full albums? Is it because:
– people prefer the single format?
– people now have shorter attention spans?
– artists only include one or two good songs on an album, making it a waste of money to pay for 10-12 songs?
– another reason? (Please specify.)
I would love to know YOUR thoughts as to why this is the case. Please leave a comment to let me know why you think people are back to buying singles.