Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Thoughts on music: statistics without comment.

"Lies, damned lies, and statistics" was supposedly popularized by Mark Twain who in turn attributed it to Benjamin Disreali, UK Prime Minister 1874 - 1880. There is little to support the truth in that particular attribution to Disreali (he should however have been proud of it, if indeed that were so) but the phrase has most certainly stuck in the wider mind of the public for a very long time, and especially when it concerns politicians.
Maybe, as in the case of stereotypes, the idea continues to exist because there is at least some underlying perception of truth in it. Many a politician, but certainly not all, would like to believe that this is not so.

This then is an interesting set of statistics from the music industry from the first half of 2015...   I have kept the link location fully visible for reasons you might well understand - it is important to know from where such statistics come before you even commit to viewing them:

I'll leave the thoughts and the comments to you, at least for now.

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