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Music Sales

  • Blogs

    January 8, 2013

    2013: First Year of the Post-CD Era?

    Things haven't been looking good for CDs for years now. Ever since the introduction of Napster and the first portable MP3 players, the format has pretty much felt doomed. Since the turn of the century, the CD has hung on valiantly, but its disappearance has remained a question of when, not if. 20 ... More >>

  • Music

    May 24, 2012
  • Music

    January 12, 2012
  • Music

    December 1, 2011

    Spinning the Black Circle

    Is the music industry stabilizing?

  • Blogs

    October 20, 2011

    Do Hit Singles Still Help Sell An Album?

    J: Cole: Zero hit singles, 218K first-week sales.​​The music industry has been reeling from a host of ailments, none more severe than crippling record sales. Fortunately, 2011 has been a strong year so far, with CD sales on the rise. Spearheaded by the likes of Adele, Lady Gaga and Lil Wayn ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 6, 2011

    5 Ways Apple Revolutionized the Music Industry

    No other company has changed the music industry as much as Apple. For the better part of the last decade, the late Steve Jobs and his co-conspirators have empowered music consumers in ways no one would have ever imagined. The monstrous iTunes store made it possible for anybody to buy music without ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 9, 2011

    What's The Leading Cause Of Poor Record Sales?

    ​Last week, the music world laughed up a hiccup as Lil Wayne pranced around the VMA stage in nut-suffocating, Le Tigre-inspired jeggings. While that performance affirmed that Wayne is no fashion guru, his chart performance a week later reminded us that he's very good at something else-selling ... More >>

  • Music

    January 13, 2011

    Hustle Town

    Hustlers Brass Band brings hometown joie de vivre.

  • Blogs

    January 6, 2011

    Music Sales Down 2.5 Percent In 2010

    ​Nielsen SoundScan released its annual report on music sales Monday, and the results were less than surprising. Physical sales continued to decline, digital sales continued to rise, and crap pop continues to reign supreme both at the cash register and on the airwaves. During the period of Jan ... More >>

  • Music

    September 9, 2010
  • Blogs

    March 23, 2010

    Big Rip of Amen Recordz Breaks Down The Convenient-Store CD Economy

    The hip-hop world is a less than sensible place - lots of times, you're even required to clarify when bad means bad and when bad means good - so once a week we're going to get with a rapper and ask them to explain things. Have something you always wanted to ask a rapper? Email it to introducinglisto ... More >>

  • Music

    August 6, 2009
  • Blogs

    January 16, 2009

    Rotation: Plies' Da REAList

    Plies, Florida's 32-year-old snarl with a rapper hidden underneath, is nothing if not a work horse. Over the last 16 months he's released three(!) full-length albums: The Real Testament ("Shawty" feat T-Pain), Definition of Real ("Bust it Baby Pt. 2"), and, most recently, Da REAList. (That's three ... More >>

  • Music

    December 6, 2007

    Sayonara , Matt Sonzala

    Talking SXSW and rap's current malaise with a soon-to-be ex-Houstonian

  • Blogs

    November 7, 2007
  • Music

    November 1, 2007
  • Blogs

    April 10, 2007
  • Music

    March 29, 2007

    Acoustic Alchemy

    Acoustic Alchemy performs Sunday and Monday, April 1 and 2, at Sambuca Jazz Café, 909 Texas Avenue, 713-224-5299.

  • News

    January 4, 2007

    DISConnect

    Sales of CDs are falling faster than you can say iPod

  • Music

    September 28, 2006

    Live

    Live appears Friday, September 29, at Verizon Wireless Theater, 520 Texas, 713-230-1600.

  • Calendar

    August 10, 2006
  • Music

    July 27, 2006

    Get Your Flirt On

    Nelly Furtado's new ho do

  • Best of Houston

    September 23, 2004
  • Best of Houston

    September 25, 2003
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