Troy Carter, Lady Gaga manager: ‘Music is a singles market again – and healthier than ever’

From MusicWeek:

The music industry is healthier than ever, according to Lady Gaga’s manager Troy Carter – it has simply reverted to a singles market where artist apps are the future.

Speaking to the Brisbane Times, Carter said: “The way consumers interact with music is different now. It’s not an albums business anymore, it’s a singles business and the industry has gone through that before.”

He went on to outline his belief that the increase of free content would ultimately destroy piracy altogether: “If you can get something for absolutely free [instead of] stealing it, and the quality of free is actually better than the quality of stealing, the choice becomes easy.”

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