GRAMMY® - Fall 2011 - (Page 1)
Contents, Fall 2011
20 Atlanta 2 1 Chicago 22 Florida 23 Los Angeles 24 Memphis 25 Nashville 26 New York 27 Pacific Northwest 28 Philadelphia 29 San Francisco 30 Texas 3 1 Washington, D.C.
1 1 The GRAMMY Magazine Digital Listeners/Buyers Primer 4 Musical Milestones
MTV and the World Wide Web celebrate birthdays, and their impact on music Your one-stop online and mobile music services resource guide
18 Online Music Service Royalties
There’s a mountain of services, but is there gold in them thar hills?
6 Shock Rock
These album covers that scared parents seem, mostly, quaint now
34 The GRAMMY Magazine Survey
Results from our online questionnaire. Surprise! You like Facebook
Spotty track record
The GRAMMY MAGAzine SuRveY
In the summer issue of GRAMMY, we invited you to respond to a survey that would give us a general sense of how our readers are engaging, interacting and feeling about music and the industry today. The survey results reflect a non-scientific sampling of Recording Academy members, GRAMMY.com visitors and friends and followers of the GRAMMYs on Facebook and Twitter. We’ll let the results speak mostly for themselves, though we’ll note a couple surprises, and non-surprises. In the former category, despite regular, seemingly cataclysmic news about the music business, nearly 50 percent of respondents said they’d launch a record label in today’s business climate. And the No. 1 reason consumers cite for their music retailer of choice? Ease of use, which ranked well ahead of price. Not so surprising? Facebook had more than three times the responses of its nearest competitor for social network of choice (maybe the surprise is that it wasn’t a larger difference). Social networks won the cultural impact derby hands down. And music remains our readers’ No. 1 entertainment choice. As for Myspace making a comeback in the social network wars? Looks like Justin Timberlake and team have their work cut out for them, though we wouldn’t put a success story past The Social Network star.
Despite a splashy U.S. launch, is Spotify the bellwhether of an alarming royalty-payments trend for streaming music services?
By Bill Forman
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8 Vote Responsibly
The Recording Academy’s online listening function is giving GRAMMY voters an ear up
2 From The President/CEO 3 From The Chair 32 National Academy News 4 1 Advocacy In Action 43 Thought You’d Never Ask: LMFAO
Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of GRAMMY® - Fall 2011
GRAMMY® - Fall 2011
From The President/CEO
From The Chair
The GRAMMY Magazine Digital Listeners/Buyers Primer
Online Music Service Royalties
National Academy News
The GRAMMY Magazine Survey
Advocacy In Action
Thought You’d Never Ask: LMFAO
GRAMMY® - Fall 2011