November 15, 2013
Jimmy Carter in his homebase Nashville.
Read a column stating the album release as we know it is dead! Or better said ... dying.
We consume music differently; that is undeniable. Just bought a new GM vehicle. You need an Electronics degree to figure out how to Bluetooth your phone, punch the preset for Pandora, pre-set your iPhone into the radio and control it from the steering wheel.
Who actually goes to the store and buys a CD then goes home and listens to it from start to finish? Some, yes, but you just feel that number shrinking.
Keith Urban debuted his new music video on Facebook. Not on a music video channel. Changing times ... and is this progress?
Radio is still a powerful medium, but you feel it under siege. Stars feel their careers under siege .
The TV business has a huge demo problem. The hit shows have an aging demo: 60-plus! Cable slightly better. Radio is just part of the changing landscape.
Watching Taylor Swift walking down the catwalk for Victoria Secret reminds you how fast the world is changing.
The end of the album and new music out when it comes out sounds equally crazy . I download singles. Rarely albums, but that's me. These are shifting times. The answers don't seem obvious.
Radio just needs to find its SOUL while reaching for financial salvation Still not sure voicetracked radio is the answer to anything. National radio, either. But we shall see.