Friday, January 6, 2012

Adele Saves the Music Industry! Album Sales Grow in 2011

OK, the growth was small - a 1.3% increase - but perhaps the music industry doesn't have to completely self-destruct before it finds its way in the digital wonderland. Here's a NYT piece with more numbers and details on how Adele's album 21 really mattered.

Death Rattle: Mexico, Music and the War on Drugs

Read Josh Kun's disturbing piece in the January 2012 issue of The American Prospect about the changing mood and POV of narcocorridos and one new introspective song that sounds a hope for a different future.