Generation DIY: Gettin’ Dirty with Digital Stores

In the cutthroat business world you have to be on top of the game in order to bring a fresh new product to your customers. For artists the same holds true for music. Ever since the inception of music formats (records, vinyls, 8 tracks, cassettes, CDs) consumers would go to a physical store and browse the shelves until they found something that caught their eye whether it be ingenious album art, a catchy title or some sort of sticker on the front screaming “BUY ME.” In this day and age, the idea of a physical music store is slowly being transitioned out of our lives. With the emergence of iTunes, eMusic, Rhapsody, amazonMP3, napster etc., online music sales have skyrocketed across the globe. I mean think about it this way, would you rather buy music in the comfort of your own home where you can sample it or take a chance in a store? I think I know your answer. This week’s Generation DIY is going to talk about the emergence of online stores and how you can get your music at the top of their lists!