T BoneBurnette (launching a new project on the history of recording the southernblues with Mr Jack White) tells us:
“in 1926, the record industry fell off 80% in
one year because of the proliferation of radio in big cities. The middle-class
and wealthy people who were able to buy radios no longer wanted to buy records,
because they could get music for free – why buy a record?”
streaming won’t kill us, it will make us all stronger?
not sure we can count on the old solution however;
“So the recording companies, having equipment
and nothing to do, decided to go down south, where people didn’t have
electricity, and therefore didn’t have radios.”
Is there a place streaming doesn’t work?!