Friday, July 11, 2014

IF YOU'RE GONNA HAVE A HIT YOU GOTTA MAKE IT FIT, SO THEY CUT IT DOWN TO 3:05:  I'm mostly posting this because the title of this post was so obvious, but here's a short Wired article on how the lengths of songs on the radio have varied over the years.


  1. Marsha8:50 PM

    One error here - he thinks all songs were on CD at radio stations by 1985. Not even close. The vast majority of promo records were still being sent to radio stations on LP or 45 through at least 1988.

  2. Fred App2:37 PM

    Alternative post title: "You either shut up or get cut up, it's only inches on the reel-to-reel." (Talk about your obsolete technology.)