As Apple and other Music streaming services changed the music

The emergence of streaming music services has led to the fact that the average length tracks by popular artists became much shorter. This is stated in the research of analysts Billboard. In their opinion, from-for features of the model, royalty payments, followed by streaming sites, artists became more profitable to produce songs of a shorter duration, so as to capitalize on their music for more money.

Reduction in the duration of musical compositions is an industry-wide trend that cannot be overlooked. So, songs, albums by Kendrick Lamar with 2013 became shorter and shorter. If the album good kid, m.A.A.d city, the average track duration was 5 minutes and 37 seconds recent album DAMN it was reduced to 3 minutes and 57 seconds. This led to the fact that first, the fifth song of the album began in the 19th minute of play, then on the 16th, and in the end — and at the 12th minute.

Streaming services are draining money?

Similarly behaved the albums Drake. For example, the length of the tracks from the album Scorpion was 11% shorter than in Views. However, the approach of the Drake was more subtle. Despite the fact that its composition from year to year only become shorter, the opposite albums have more songs and longer duration. If Views contain only 20 tracks, More Life 22, and Scorpion — and at 25.

Why is this happening? All the answers lie on the surface. Due to the fact that streaming services pay artists royalties for every track after the first 30 seconds of listening, they have stopped doing a long entry. This leads to the fact that for the same period of time the student will be able to cover more songs, bringing his idol significantly more money than before.

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