First published on http://consequenceofsound.net/
Last month, the music industry reached yet another milestone; unfortunately for fans, labels, and artists, it was the worst kind of record-breaking feat. According to Billboard, weekly album sales hit their all-time low since Nielsen SoundScan first started recording such data back in 1991. Industry figures and artists alike were quick to attribute the disappointing numbers to the prominence of streaming services such as Spotify and Rdio.
Now, Garth Brooks — yes, the man who thought Chris Gaines was a good idea — is looking to change the industry for the better and reinvigorate music sales with the launch of his new website, GhostTunes.com. A one-stop shop for music, it’s similar to iTunes and Amazon in that users can buy albums and singles instantly. The main shtick of GhostTunes, however, is that it allows all purchased material to be played on any platform and any device.