Everything Old is Popular Again?
History has been made: As Chart Attack reports, “According to Nielsen’s annual year end music report, catalogue albums [albums more than 18 months old] outsold current releases by 4.3 million copies, something never before seen in the industry.”
Jim has written about the “aging rock star” problem in his post The Mega Rock Star Model Is Old, Let’s Find a New One. He wrote:
“It’s a sign of transition, surely. We’re well into ‘stoppage time’ — as they say in soccer — on these bands, and so far nothing’s replaced them. It may be that on this scale, NOTHING will. … The first thing to do is to forget about this model. Throw away the notion of the Mega Rock Star if you’re in the business of live music and jump into the challenge of helping figure out how the new model will work.”