posted at 22:50
Author: Brian Anthony Hernandez
Earth, Wind & Fires Philip Bailey: No One Cares About a Whole Album
Welcome to Throwback Tunesday, where Mashable amplifies the echoes of music past. Forty-three years after the first EWF album in 1971, Bailey hopped on the phone with Mashable from his hotel room while on tour in Ottowa to discuss the state of the music industry, the demise of the album, the lasting impact of "September," his new book, and Beyoncé's surprise record. Mashable: Technology, social networks and online services have changed the way fans consume music, artists release music and long-standing establishments assess and rank songs and albums. Bailey: I'm very thankful that we came up when we came up, when music was really just one of just a few entertainment options, as in people had time to stand in line to buy records and they were devoted fans of the artists. Mashable: Musicians are exploring new ways to distribute music, as they try to combat dwindling sales in the age of streaming, downloads and YouTube. Mashable: EWF is still creating music, most recently with 2013's Now, Then and Forever, which was the group's first studio album in eight years. That's not so bad. Mashable: There are so many product placements in modern music videos. I have more than 2,000 songs just in certain genres of music.

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