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Vinyl Records VS. Compact Disc: Why Vinyl Sales Are Increasing?

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Who says physical music is dead? The number of records sold in the U.S in 2015 was just under 12 million (11.92 million to be exact), up from 9.19 million in 2014, according to Forbes magazine. Gramophone record – commonly known as a record, is an analogue sound storage medium in the form of  flat polyvinyl chloride ( previously shellac) disc with an inscribed, modulated spiral groove. The phonograph disc record was the medium, used for music reproduction until late in the 20th century, replacing the phonograph cylinder record – with which it had co-existed from the 1880’s through to the 1920’s – by the late 1920’s. Record retained the largest market share even when new formats such as compact cassette were mass – marketed. By the late 1980’s, digital media, in the form of compact disc, had gained a larger market share, and the vinyl record left the mainstream in 1991.

Vinyl records are on the rise. More than 9.2 million vinyl records were sold in the U.S last year, marking a 52% increase over the year before. The Wall Street Journal also reports that the vinyl sales are the highest numbers recorded by Soundscan since the music industry monitor started tracking them back in 1991. What’s behind this resurgence of vinyl? And why does the digital download industry seem to be floundering? Two – fold. Vinyl remains popular because the high – quality sound it delivers. The sound is richer, warmer and clearer than what’s being released online. In an article I read online while doing research, Jon Lloyd, a music genre specialist at Juno Records, an international online shop that sells both vinyl and digital music, tells TIME that in many ways digital music has been its own worst advertisement over the last decade. You can set up a digital music label for a [relatively] very low cost meaning the market is flooded with record labels that aren’t particularly high on quality control. That glut of low quality, sloppily produced music. has likely put off many music listeners who have turned away from downloading music online.The labels that are putting out vinyl – which is expensive to produce – and sinking money into the product. But while vinyl sales are seeing of a renaissance, it’s still too soon to worry about excess demand. Yes, vinyl sales are surging but their sales still only made up six percent of album sales in 2014.

From the home of HipHop: The City That Never Sleeps Khloé Sierra, also known as KhloéFromBrooklyn has always had a passion for music and writing. Bi-racial; Puerto Rican and black and profiles herself as a logophile. Khloé remembers her siblings and herself waking up to their grandmother singing songs by the Four Tops, Temptations, Gladys Knight & The Pips, The O'Jays, Isley Brothers, Earth Wind & Fire, and singers like, Otis Redding, Betty Wright, Al Green, and Marvin Gaye. As she grew older Khloé developed a love for artist such as: Whitney Houston, Toni Braxton, Sadé, Lauryn Hill, Anita Baker, and Tevin Campbell. Khloé's grandmother would make her and her siblings read a chapter from the encyclopedia and then write an essay. By her grandmother doing that, Khloé developed the love for writing. At the age of 14 Khloé decided she wanted to to become a Music Journalist. What better way to enjoy two things you love the most... Writing and Music. She majored in English for two years, and minored in theater. Although she has no professional experience she doesn't let that discourage her. She's very passionate, driven, and ready to deliver. From The City That Never Sleeps, to The Lone Star State she's now received an opportunity to began her journey.

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Faith Walker Self-Titled Album & Aint Ez Video

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TAOT Recordings and R&B vocalist Faith Walker announce the release of her highly anticipated self-titled album. The 11-track project features her critically acclaimed single “Head in the Clouds” with Ray Robinson along with a selection of seasoned producers including Joebi-Wan, J. Forgione, Black Orchid, R. Brown, Cylla, A. Thomas, Neccoy and DJ Goffe of Audiotraxx, Marcus Kane, Nick Iden, and O. Tukai.

Watch the official video for “Head in the Clouds” here on YouTube

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The album encompasses the strength of Faith and invites listeners and fans into her personal journey as a survivor of cancer, toxic relationships, and most importantly her pillar of resilience. It’s Faith’s purpose to share this album throughout communities and embark on a mission to educate the youth on the importance of hope, standing up for what you believe in, as well as creative expression.  “While I aspire to inspire, this album is my proudest accomplishment.”

Stream ‘Faith Walker’ and watch the latest video of the album. In “Aint’ Ez” Faith brings her audience into a realm she knows far too well of hospital beds, grief-stricken loved ones, and sadness. But her heartfelt vocals and chilling melodies speak volumes on beating the odds even after only given two days to live…

 

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https://faithwalkermusic.bandcamp.com/album/faith-walker

https://open.spotify.com/album/4Ii3JKjlvsxRH8CXPaI3Sd

https://music.apple.com/ca/album/faith-walker/1539992557

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Arsonal – “Peter & Paul” (Official Video)

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Arsonal is unstoppable in 2020 with his must-see battle raps, attention-grabbing music and creative collaboration in his new project. Continuing to campaign the latest release, Arsonal hits the road and drops his latest visual from the project for the song “Peter & Paul”. Watch it below.

In the new video, the famed rhyme slayer endures personal and emotional reflection as he surrounded himself around vintage planes and classic cars. The visual finds him reciting the lyrics on some rocky terrain. Arsonal is lethal, powerful and thought-provoking in the latest visual. “Peter & Paul” is a standout track from the critically-acclaimed release.

Peter/Paul is a commonly used metaphor, which quotes, “Rob Peter to pay Paul” which means to take from one person or thing to give to another, especially when it results in the elimination of one debt by incurring another. It’s a phrase often used with a Ponzi scheme.

“Peter & Paul” appears on Arsonal’s new 10-track mixtape, Underrated. Mixtape guests include Wyclef Jean, Shotgun Suge, Tsu Surf, Cheeks Bossman, Lady London and Raheem DeVaughn. And with “Peter & Paul,” the mixtape consists of previously released hits “Proceed With Caution” and “Jodeci Sex.” The project’s production includes Sharke, Ril Beats, Just Dre, Othello Beats, Mo, Ojay Got Tha Juice, Fatty The Producer, and RicoRunDat. Underrated is available now on York Records LLC.

If you are a fan of Arsonal and his battle stories, you will love his music just as much. Check out his complete catalog today.

“Peter & Paul” is a Gurson Company directorial.

Stream Underrated now on all DSPs. For more Arsonal, follow him daily on Twitter.

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