Country singer/songwriter uses chemistry and physics to try to grasp how many albums are being released lately.
Country singer/songwriter J.D. Souther sat with Nashville Chapter for this interview in 2014. His first solo album John David Souther was released in 1972. "I think that year there were about 2,500 albums released," he said. "In 2010 there were 115,000 albums released, now that's dispersal … it's like it's all hydrogen … or dark matter." He also believes going the radio route "takes money," and so he's glad that social media and internet music platforms have "democratized media" making it easier for artists to reach fans, especially streaming. "It's such a broad field with so many points in it," said Souther.