Someone close to me has inherited a Yamaha grand piano, appraised by knowledgable tuner around $45,000. The owner needs as much of this money as she can get. How do we sell it? Is Craigslist okay for very-high-price sales? This is in the Washington DC area. [more inside]
What are the most popular musical instruments in the US? What types of musical instruments are sold more in the United States than any other? [more inside]
Just curious: If I buy the vinyl version of an album, will the artist be supported just as much as if I had purchased the CD instead? [more inside]
Who can license music for download/sale? A friend came up with a wicked cool idea for selling music using the internet, but it can't be done through some affiliate mp3 link (like Amazon). We're just a couple of college guys, and we don't know any rockstars or label executives. [more inside]
Is there any sort of code available / software / how would I design a digital download distribution model for an independant band? [more inside]
Who has sold more albums total, Usher or MC Hammer? [more inside]
Is there any quantifiable way of determining if indie record sales have declined in the past 4 years?
I've been researching trends in major label record sales lately. On a constant exchange rate basis, global major label record sales have declined $6.2 billion (U.S.), or 16.3 percent, since 1999. But what I can't seem to find any information on is the fate of the independent record industry. Is there any quantifiable way of determining if indie record sales have declined in the past 4 years as well?