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Between 2018 and 2019, the average length of Top 40 tracks became 30 seconds shorter. With streaming services like Deezer and Spotify gaining users year on year, the divisions between genres are beginning to blur. Music becoming cheaper means that it is easier to access, and people no longer have to be more picky with the music they choose to buy. This in turn helps to break down walls between the traditional ‘tribes’ that evolved. Now that people are exposed to a wider range of genres from younger ages, doubtless further musical fusion will occur.

Dame Olivia Newton-John has died at the age of 73, her widower has confirmed. The British-born singer died “peacefully” at her ranch in Southern California on Monday morning, surrounded by family and friends. Dame Olivia is best known for her starring role in the 1978 film Grease, in which she starred opposite John Travolta as Sandy.

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We asked Perez-Silva how he thought entry processes would change this summer. The biggest new independent release was KSI’s second album All Over The Place, which was a No.1 in July and had sold close to 100,000 copies by the end of the year. Each of the Top-10 sold over 60,000 copies in 2021 and all six newly-released albums made the weekly Top 5, with three going to No.1. Indie label share of artist album sales has grown by more than a tenth in just two years, increasing across every format, from 30.4% in 2019 to 34.2% in 2021. Their share of the UK vinyl market has risen even more sharply and in 2021 they accounted for four in every ten (39.5%) vinyl LP purchases – up from 33.9% in 2019. New analysis from the BPI – the UK association of independent and major record labels – shows that independently released music is thriving and in 2021 enjoyed its fourth consecutive year of growth.

  • There were some notable BRIT Certified Awards in 2021 for independent catalogue titles.
  • The appeal of instant access to vast libraries for a small fee has meant they dominate the world of music consumption.
  • Every couple has their own budget, but Jonny suggested that music is one of the most memorable parts of a wedding, and it’s therefore worth investing a little more of your budget.
  • Arctic Monkeys’ AM, their 2013-released fifth album, was the top-performing indie album of 2021.
  • Icebergify isn’t the only Spotify Wrapped alternative that you can use to share your music taste.

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We may receive commission if your application for credit is successful, the commission does not affect the amount you will pay under your agreement. Oldies music does tend to be slower and more gentle sounding – particularly when sounds of rain are layered over the top. ‘Studies show that our hearts can actually regulate to the BPM of music we’re listening to – so if we listen to something with a slightly slower BPM than our current heart rate our hearts can slow to meet the beat,’ she notes. ‘This really means a lot to me, knowing that I make even a small difference in people’s lives,’ they say.

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The music game also records how many games you play, your wins and win rate as well as your current and highest streak. To view this content, you’ll need to update your privacy settings. It will automatically generate the chart graphic based on your favourite music, which you can save or screenshot onto your phone or device of choice.

And with technology allowing younger artists to self-release with an ease that has never been seen before, major labels are massively losing out, while indie labels are improving their market share by more than 10% a year. Below we dive into the work Alex did on four different videos and discuss what, if anything, we can learn about colour trends from them. In order to fill up more of the iceberg, users can listen to more diverse groups of musicians. If a user listens to a more popular artist such as Taylor Swift, that artist will be placed towards the top of the iceberg. The Silhouette challenge has taken over TikTok, and it sees people serving body against a backdrop of red light.

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