David Bakula

  1. PwC Music Report Stresses Strength of Live Biz, Fate of Downloads Still Hazy

    June 03, 2014 7:01 PM EDT The U.S. live music market is universally expected to grow in the coming years. There's more uncertainty, and disagreement, on the future course of country's music download market.   The big picture offers good news. The total U.S. mu ...

  2. Does Streaming Cannibalize Albums?

    December 14, 2012 7:25 AM EST (Illustration by Jan Feindt) Meet Michael Acton. In many ways, he represents the past, present and future of the music business. As a teen growing up in Buckinghamshire, England, in the 1980s, Acton trawled record stores for vinyl. In his 20s, he ...

  3. Business Matters: NARM Embraces Big Data -- Will Big Data Reciprocate?

    May 08, 2012 9:29 PM EDT NARM Embraces Big Data -- Will Big Data Reciprocate? -- Big Data invaded the NARM conference on Tuesday afternoon. Terms like "KPI" (key performance indicators) and "regression analysis" popped up in a setting more used to disc ...

  4. The 2011 Music-Sales Boost, By The Numbers

    September 06, 2011 11:20 AM EDT Thanks to a surge in digital sales and strong catalog sales -- and possibly the shutdown of a major P2P network -- music sales have jumped in 2011. A recent NARM-sponsored webinar by Nielsen examined the sales spike and showed a number of causes a ...