Albums in the streaming era: ‘Just think of it as a blank canvas for telling stories’
Posted on: 11 octobre 2018, by : Stuart Dredge

Streaming is a world of tracks and playlists rather than albums, right? An event in London last night organised by British industry bodies the BPI and ERA promised to explore the role of the album in the streaming era, including some stats and views pushing back on the assumption that it doesn’t have one.
Added spice came from the event’s location: the YouTube Space studio at the heart of a company that the BPI has regularly taken to task over the ‘value gap’ issue. Or as one industry executive muttered to Music Ally on the night: “We’re deep in the belly of the beast!”
That beast is evolving too, though: in his introduction to the event, BPI boss Geoff Taylor admitted that “it may seem a little incongruous that we’re celebrating the album here at YouTube”, before pointing out that albums are still a prominent way that the recently-launched YouTube Music service puts music in front of its subscribers.
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