Wired Declares the End of the Blockbuster Album

And they’re not far off, with a piece describing just how much technology and legislation have caused frangmentation in the music marketplace. If not for Sheryl Crow and OutKast, this decade might be devoid of monster record releases.

You can choose to understand how this is not bad news. In fact, a music industry that returns to its singles-oriented, niche-oriented roots is really beneficial for artists. You just have to be of the right mindset — you’re not in Highlander, you know.

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