I keep hearing that the album is dead. Most recently, people having been pointing to the Nielsen Soundscan report, which states how album sales are down 15 percent from 2013. Nilay Patel writes in his most recent article on Vox:
Cranking out singles while on the road makes perfect economic sense right now: touring is one of the few music industry activities that still makes money, and recording songs quickly reduces the upfront investment needed in a product that no longer generates a ton of revenue at retail.
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Google has quietly updated the Google Play Movies Chrome app to look like its Android counterpart. This update makes Play Movies look and operate like an separate app rather than just a service on a webpage. Compare the Chrome apps for Play Books and Play Movies. Play Movies now opens in its own separate window and the content displayed adapts to the size of the window. Play Books, on the other hand, opens as a tab and look and operates like any other webpage. Continue reading New Chrome Web App Looks Like Android