Commentary & Observations

Diana’s YouTube Stats 2019

Another year has passed since I performed this analysis.  Although I don’t think I went to as many concerts or posted as many new vidoes as last year, it’s interesting

Should Music Adopt a “Netflix” Model?

If you heard an album you loved on Spotify or Apple Music, and it was subsequently removed, would you pay to purchase that album on CD or digital download?

Promoting Outside The Bubble

Our artists may be well-known within our circles, but move outside this SG bubble, and they’re not necessarily recognizable for the most part.

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?

Opinion: Legacy Five Has An Opportunity To Reformat

Will L5 simply plug two holes, or will they rethink their entire vocal approach?

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,

CD’s vs Streaming (Part One) – Short-Term Gain, Long Term Loss?

Spotify’s current pay rate per stream is around $0.006 per complete play. The average cost of a CD is $12 with around 10 songs per CD (or $1.20 per song).

Full-Time Singers In Part-Time Groups

Don’t want to sing in the same format every weekend? Do a little of both!

Album Covers – a dying art?

Good or bad, album covers used to be a part of the music-buying experience….but not so much anymore.