Commentary & Observations

StowTown Records Vault Series

On Friday, November 27th, 2020, StowTown records surprised SG fans by releasing a digital remaster of a long-out-of-print record by the Cathedrals, Smooth as Silk. This album, originally released as

The COVID-19 Impact on Gospel Music

Coronavirus. COVID19. Wuhan. China. Sorry, just trying to get some keyword impact on my post… Yes, the #1 topic anywhere and everywhere you look is THE VIRUS and how it

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

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?