If you needed more evidence of the fly-by-night nature of commercial dance music, look no further than the recent revelation from Calvin Harris' camp. The Scottish superstar DJ/producer - who has earned more than any other electronic music artist for four straight years - has decided not to release any more studio-length albums in favor of only putting out singles, according to sources.
Individuals close to Harris told The Sun that the "This Is What You Came For" producer "has always been a forward-thinker and believes just releasing singles is the way forward." They pointed out that albums don't sell as well as they used to, and that artists at that level see streaming as the future of music distribution.
In addition, the article went on to disclose that English singer/songwriter John Newman would follow suit. The proliferation of streaming services doesn't seem to be slowing down, either, so he and Calvin Harris are likely the first of many to adopt such a strategy.