As technology continues to develop, many industries are changing. Technology has changed the way people communicate and research. It has also changed the way that people enjoy music. When compact discs became popular, it was common to see people enjoying their music by playing a portable disc player. Now even compact discs are becoming obsolete as digital music sales continue to rise.
The Ease of Digital Music
Being able to download tracks onto a portable device has brought many advantages to music fans. Fans now have the option to purchase a single song instead of an entire album, and the song is can be played on a variety of devices. Songs from several different albums can be scrolled through with the touch of a screen. Instead of driving to the store to find a favorite album, a download can be obtained in just a few clicks.
These changes have made it easier for bands to communicate with their audiences, and they can release new material quickly. Some bands post new songs or performances directly to their websites. Musicians are even able to have live chats with fans, and several bands provide touring updates on their websites. The communication between fan and musician can be much more interactive due to the technology that is available. Concerts are able to be streamed worldwide.
Traditional Tours Draw Crowds
While the growth in digital sales means that sales of compact discs have decreased, the desire to see bands and musicians perform live has only increased. Fans are more eager than ever to see their favorite musicians perform their biggest hits. Musicians like Boyd Tinsley of Dave Matthews Band are popular with fans. Boyd gained much attention from fans when it was announced he had surgery for carpal tunnel.
Technology has made being a music fan better than ever. With more access to a musician’s tour schedule, it is easier to determine when a favorite band will be nearby. Fans can also receive timely updates from artists about their lives. The music industry will continue to benefit from the increased interaction fans are now able to have with their favorite bands.