Country music bucking the industry downturn

Despite the gloomy news for most sectors of the traditional music industry, here’s a bright spot. According to Emilia Benton of Fast Company,

last year radio use climbed to 93% among country fans (from 79% the year before) and most listeners tune in for an impressive 9.9 hours a week.

This is also good news for songwriters who write for that genre. For those of you who have never written a country song, would you consider trying it? Do you write in more than one genre? Why or why not?

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One Response to “Country music bucking the industry downturn”

  1. Jenny Lasserton Says:

    I have lots of friends who have weathered the recession by switching up what they write and who for. It has served them well, and leaves me wondering if they’ll stick with it

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