One Day… Albums As Single Unbreakable Files
Fans are cherry-picking your songs. You hate it, hate it, hate it. Artists make albums, not songs. If only there were a way to make fans consume your vision as you saw fit. In Wired UK’s edition, Russell Davies poses an interesting question:
"MP3s, Napster and iTunes have turned the natural unit of music consumption into the song... [they] are not completely separate entities, not isolated fragments. They’re linked by sound, by the mood and ideas of the musicians, by the time and place of the recording. They’re connected -- and sometimes it makes sense for them to keep that connection... We very rarely sit and listen to a single song, unless it’s that first moment of fan devotion... How long before bands decide that they’re only going to make albums available as single unbreakable files?
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