The No.1 album on the US charts only sold 823 records

Digital music is dominating the music industry as less people are going out to buy CDs than ever and this has never been more clear than with the current number 1 album in the US…

Japan is starting to adopt music streaming at last

Country by country the world is taking up music streaming as their platform of choice and the CD-loving Japanese are starting to pick up on the trends too. Over the past 10 years, and in…

Superfans buy 72% of all vinyl records sold every day

The vinyl market is at it’s biggest for years with thousands more pining for the retro format’s listening pleasure each month, but it’s ‘superfans’ making it thrive. A new study has revealed that nearly 3…

Are playlists the new album in the age of music streaming?

Music streaming has brought music from every time and every corner of the globe into our homes, but it’s also changing the ways we experience music. There was a time, not too long ago, when…

As music goes digital, vinyl records are keeping physical music alive

As music consumption goes streaming heavy and CD’s dig their graves there is one format keeping music lovers from integrating themselves into their computers. Not even the most savvy of muso’s could have predicted that…

Japan still loves CD’s, but this is how they’re listening to music now

As music streaming takes the world by storm Japan have been sitting back chilling with their CDs, but the digital world of music is catching up. In recent years with the surge in popularity of…

eBay just launched a new hub for music new, old and rare

eBay have launched a new¬†dedicated entertainment section which brings a load of new music offers to you. ‘The Entertainment Shop’ is eBay’s new focused marketplace for buying and selling music, books, film, TV, and games….

Sony Music reporting almost 20% year-on-year increases thanks to streaming

Sony music have released their financial report for the ¬†quarter of 2017, showing continued, considerable growth year-on-year. The introduction of streaming has seen boosts around many parts of the music industry, providing rising profits for…

Sony are joining the vinyl revival, opening their first vinyl factory in 28 years

Sony are the first major record label to fully embrace the resurgence of vinyl as they reveal plans to begin manufacturing new records themselves. Sony are to begin producing their own vinyl records again next…

Is the UPC of a digital release the same as for other products (like CDs and vinyls)

The short answer is Yes. A UPC is a barcode which is a standard method of tracking digital and physical music sales. UPCs can be used for both digital and physical products. UPCs are provided…