Why Streaming Music Competes with Free


Eclipse Records CEO Chris Poland was recently interviewed by Merrill Brown, who is the Director of the School of Communication and Media at Montclair State University. The interview took place on Merrill’s Media Download podcast, a production of WMSC. Merrill and Chris discussed how the Recording Industry Association of America recently announced a new methodology of calculating album awards with streams, how streaming music competes with free, and how independent labels have shifted their marketing and promotion efforts to accommodate recent shifts in music consumption habits. Hear the interview below, and follow WMSC radio on SoundCloud for more episodes of Media Download with Merrill Brown.

Connect with Merrill Brown and Chris Poland on Twitter @merrillbro and @polandchris

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