There’s the art of music. And there’s the business of music.
Most of the time, I don’t pay much attention to the latter. But today, world-class publicist and commentator Eric Alper and I are talking numbers, units and dollars on your latest episode of Sonic Reducers. Join us as we talk about the top-selling albums of 2021 so far, run down the list of classic albums that continue to move big numbers on vinyl, and ponder how many billion Spotify streams Olivia Rodrigo will need to be able to afford a plane ticket to the Grammys next year. Sonic Reducers: One topic. Two music nerds. Five minutes. Everything you need to know.