If there is one thing about this decade that I can say is worthy of looking back on… It has to be the shift in the music industry. A huge shift is happening. It hasn’t completed but it is probably about halfway there. I think by mid-decade of the 10’s we’ll see the finalizing of the shift. What is that shift? Digital music. As phones become all-in-one devices and the internet becomes faster and farther reaching we will see audio files that we purchase online become actual wav or aif files instead of MP3s or AACs.
It is that limitation at the moment that is keeping me from purchasing most music online. I still prefer the CD file size for purchasing. There are artists that are already doing it themselves from their own websites. Some are even going the distance of DVD quality audio to purchase online. Being that all the music I now record for release is recorded at DVD quality, I will soon do this myself. When I get the next release to the point of releasing it as a collection – I will offer varying audio file sizes to purchase.
Another thing I think will happen is that CDs/DVDs will become collector items. They will be the special way to obtain music. They will be the tangible that people can hold on to. The Apple iTunes digital booklets that are now making their way to market are cool, but they’re not tangible.
Is there a way to close out a decade with a particular song to sum it all up. No way.
Since this blog is generally dedicated to me showing off music from other artists I think I will close out this decade with a song of my own. Yup, I’m gonna be the closer of the decade here at Single of the Day. I think one thing that has happened in the world is a major expansion and contraction. What we can all use is a hero. The great ting is that any one of us can be a hero. Some times it’s to one other person, sometimes it’s to a large mass of people. You never know who you’ll affect until you spend some time doing something for someone or something else.
I want you to enjoy Hero Unexpected and hopefully you’ll take the concept to heart and become someone’s hero without them expecting it.
Enjoy your New Year’s Evening and see ya in 2010!