And the most-visited websites in Canada are…

And the most-visited websites in Canada are…
This is according to a survey by com

When it comes to music and audio, the top 5 are

If we shop for music, we got to (Huh?)

And finally, here’s where Canadians go for celebrity and entertainment news:

There is so much to uncover here.  
  There aren’t any music sites on this list, but there is plenty of porn. Go here to search through dozens of categories. The websites most visited by Canadians are:
Wikipedia. org

Gee, the legal music download era didn’t last that long, did it?

Gee, the legal music download era didn’t last that long, did it?
  Interactive streaming music services — Spotify, Apple Music, Napster, Deezer, Tidal, etc. That’s dead and buried.”
That hasn’t happened. The latest revenue figures from the music industry tell us that we’ve entered a new era: the era of interactive streaming. Hah! — now account for the majority of recorded music industry revenue and are growing at better than 50% per year. Vinyl? Compact discs appeared in late 1982 and were the dominant format by 2000. Eight-tracks had their day in the 70s while cassettes peaked in the middle 80s. This is from Forbes. And now, a nice chart from GiantSteps Media Technology Strategies. When iTunes appeared in 2001, predictions were that digital downloads would eventually usurp the role of physical product when it came to music sales. Read more here. “Sometime in the 2010s,” we were told, “sales of digital albums and tracks will more than make up for the decline in CDs sales. Since the dawn of recorded audio in 1877, we’ve gone through a series of formats, starting with the wax cylinder eventually evolving into today’s streaming services. Back in the mid-2000s, music downloads were the birth of the digital revolution. Then things began to get weird, thanks to the Internet and digital files. Streaming is killing digital music sales. What the revenue numbers tell us about the previous era — the era of downloads — is just as interesting as what they tell us about the future. The era of the music download was shorter than everyone predicted. Of all the formats, the rotating disc has been with us the longest, starting with Emile Berliner’s gramophone record in 1887, a technology we’re still using. We’re now in the fifth era of recorded music, after the eras of vinyl, tape (8-tracks and cassettes), CDs and music downloads. But the numbers say that the download era is likely to go down in history as a brief glitch — a transitional phase between physical products and cloud-based music that did the industry no favors at all.

Geeks and Beats podcast, episode 181: SPACED!

Geeks and Beats podcast, episode 181: SPACED!
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