Music Industry News 2017
by Alex Cosper

2017 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductees

Joan Baez, ELO, Journey, Pearl Jam, Tupac Shakur, Yes, Nile Rodgers
Awarded April 7, 2017

New Playlist Research Methodology Emerging

Happy New Year! The past year marked another sluggish period for sales of recorded music. Much of the news of 2016 was dismal, as several well known musicians passed away, streaming services failed and record labels continued to rack up more debt and a minimal list of million sellers. Playlist Research is working on new methodologies for listing songs of various genres beyond music sales, streaming and radio airplay. At the same time, Playlist Research will continue to avoid ranking songs, which invites various forms of distortion. Not only have national charts become unrealistic, they have become annoying to music fans. The goal of this site is to list the best music available to explore for people who want music to evolve.

Interview with R&R Founder Bob Wilson

The man who built Radio & Records (R&R) and made it the most read publication in the radio and record industries, Bob Wilson, reflects on his career. He talks about how he came up with the concept, along with other career highlights, such as partnering with Wolfman Jack in the creation of the TV show Midnight Special. The trade publication lasted over 40 years before the business sold to Billboard, which discontinued the publication.

See also:

Music Industry News 2013
Music Industry News 2014
Music Industry News 2015
Music Industry News 2016

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