Changes in the Way Music Is Sold Over the Last 30 Years
Artists and bands like Bob Dylan and Pink Floyd established their careers in a very different business climate than acts like Ani DeFranco or Jurassic 5 would do throughout the 90's and into the new millennium. In the early 70's the record industry had just awakened from the psychedelic dreams that that pop music renaissance of the mid to late 60's had brought about. In that era the 'rules' we have today about how to market and sell music were still being written. In those days most record labels believed in staying with new artists and supporting them over several albums, developing them slowly over time.