Music Business

Dropping, Dripping, or Streaming

When an album “drops,” it’s industry slang for saying an album has been released to the public. It’s origins come from the newspaper industry, where delivery trucks would drop bundles

Streaming, Vinyl growing; CD’s dying (or are they…?)

A recent article in Rolling Stone postulates that vinyl records are on track to outsell compact discs for the first time in over 30 years. They cite as evidence the

Music Biz Monday: Southern Gospel Bootlegs

Exodus 20:15 specifically states that stealing is a no-no. Why, then, are bootlegs such a common occurrence in gospel music?

Universal Music Group: Decades of Masters Lost

Last year, I wrote an article detailing how record companies have a checkered past when it comes to properly archiving their master recordings. Among some of the revelations noted (thanks

Southern Gospel Historical Library

I’ve covered in the past how southern gospel music has a vast library of music and film/video footage from decades of artists. I’ve also mentioned how much of this library

CD’s vs Streaming (Part Two): The Artist or The Song?

TRIVIA: What was the first southern gospel album to be released on CD? Answer is below…. Last week, I wrote (rather extensively) about what I saw as a short-term gain,