A few months ago, Bill, the owner of Rainbow Music, spent several hours trapped under collapsed piles of CDs in the tiny back storeroom of his tiny music store in lower Manhattan.
He wasn’t pinned down by the weight. Rather, he was trying to carefully extricate himself, like a human Pick-Up Stick, so he would not upset the “order” of the CDs that had fallen around him.
Bill, who declines to give his surname (“I never give it to anyone”), claims everything inside Rainbow Music, located in the East Village just off St Mark’s Place, is carefully arranged. If so, the filing system is Mayan. Or Byzantine. Possibly Han Dynasty. It is not any known western methodology.
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“There is nothing wrong with the music business, there is a problem with the CD business.” - Chuck D
If you reduced the last decade’s discussion about the music industry to a single word, it would be decline.
And yet, observing music consumption over the same period, the opposite is true. More people are listening to music in more ways than ever before.
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