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App pricing stats spell caution for album-app excitement


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Having written about Bjork’s Biophilia, Lady Gaga’s ARTPOP and other album-as-app projects, we regularly get asked to comment for media stories about whether ‘album apps are the future for music’.

As much as we’re interested in the creative potential of these kinds of projects, the honest answer to that question is no.

An interesting and innovative part of the future, yes, but a small part in comparison to the crucial task of nailing the physical-to-digital transition (including the ownership-to-access transition within that) in the distribution of music.

Stuart Dredge

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