Music Gear News
Pop beats rock in album sales
The Official Charts Company released figures which revealed that pop albums outsold rock albums for the first time in seven years in 2011.
Seven out of the top ten selling albums of last year were classified as being pop-orientated.
This included Adele's smash hit record 21, Bruno Mars' Doo-Wops & Hooligans, Lady Gaga's Born This Way and Jessie J's Who Are You.
"2011 was a vintage year for pop albums so it is hardly surprising that the genre has elbowed rock aside as the nation's favourite," said Geoff Taylor, chief executive of the British Recorded Music Industry.
"Although rock's share is the lowest for eight years, it still accounts for three in ten of every albums sold so recent reports of its demise are premature."
The albums said to be of a rock sensibility included Noel Gallagher's debut effort High Flying Birds and Coldplay's Mylo Xyloto.
Posted by AWPosted on 17 Jan 2012 14:22 to category : Instruments News
Related Music News
Designed in collaboration with celebrated musician Devin Townsend, Mooer's Ocean Machine blends gorgeous, transient tones with powerful expression and depth.
The next design from tech titans Novation, the Circuit Mono Station looks to follow on from Bass Station II, picking up where its older brother left off.
Building on previous sucssesses, QSC's K.2 range pave the way forward within the realm of speaker technology, throwing several innovative features into the mix
Setting a new standard for audio interfaces, the Goliath HD offers a range of exciting new features that enhance and refine your audio for optimum results
Keeley's GC-2 Guitarist Limiting Amplifier and Monterey Fuzz Vibe Rotary Wah in White and Gold will be available at a reduced price from the 14/04/2017
Yamaha's latest entry into the world of silent violins utilises a state-of-the-art SRT Power System to enhance and maximise your tone in a practice environment
Recent Music News
JHS Pedals give us the lowdown on their latest pedal launches and re-releases from NAMM 2017, with products Shipping to European dealers on April 24th.
Introducing a sleek aesthetic to an established favourite, Arturia's Step Range offer an extensive selection of creative options to the discerning musician.
News has emerged from Superbooth that Behringer will be introducing their brand new Deep Mind 6, a smaller more condensed version of its big brother DeepMind 12
Utilizing innovative features designed to complement the modern piano player, Yamaha's MX88 Synth offers a re purposed design and flawless functionality.
Need to sort out your audio inconsistencies? iZotope launch an update across three of of their pieces audio editing software: Elements, Regular and Advanced.
A synth that boasts a range of interesting parameters, Novation's Peak brings next-level user operation to the fold, promising an immersive creative experience.