Met a few weeks ago, I heard from someone that the Met had a very small number of Met-a-Piles.
Well, that was the end of the Met.
The next big Met-up would be a Met-Gala, and then there’d be Met-Score.
Met-score is what the Met’s official site is calling its new Met-Meter.
I don’t know how the Met plans to measure itself.
There’s no way for a Met to track its performance in an official metric.
And it’s not clear how Met-alikes will be ranked, either.
Met has been one of the most powerful, and influential, music platforms on the internet, for decades.
The Met has sold millions of albums and played major concerts around the world, but its appeal is waning as the Met increasingly becomes a niche brand.
The rise of streaming and social media has transformed the Met into a destination for music fans and, in turn, music fans who want to watch, hear, and listen to music online.
“Met-a, met, met,” the Met chant in the streets, a nod to the ubiquitous ad campaign of the 1970s.
In the early 2000s, the Met and other major music venues were among the most successful entertainment venues in the world.
The venues drew hundreds of thousands of people each night, and they were so big that they were also the most profitable venues in music.
The concert schedule and the concert-going experience, it seems, had been designed for the crowds.
Now, in a world where everything is connected and everything is available for streaming and downloading, the world of music is becoming smaller and smaller.
But the Met is still big.
A decade ago, the company sold about $1.2 billion worth of merchandise.
The revenue grew as concert attendance and ticket sales increased.
Then, last year, the numbers began to drop off.
This year, attendance fell from about 40 million to about 35 million.
That’s about a 50 percent decline.
“That was a huge fall off,” said Met CEO Richard Greenfield.
“The fact that it was so hard for people to go to shows when they needed to is really hard to understand.
There were a lot of people who were in a lot less demand than they were in the past.”
For the Met, the fall off is not a new problem.
Over the past decade, the audience has declined, but the company’s share of revenue has been growing.
The company’s revenue grew by 8 percent in 2016, the highest percentage growth rate in its 50-year history.
Met is also not alone in this decline.
Many smaller music venues are experiencing a similar decline in attendance.
And, according to Nielsen, in 2016 there were about 6.7 million people watching shows on mobile devices, down from 7.1 million in 2016.
The growth in streaming is also contributing to the decline in ticket sales.
In 2016, music streamed from the Internet reached 2.3 billion people, a 40 percent increase from 2015.
“We were at a point where the growth was really, really strong,” said Greenfield, who has been Met CEO since 2009.
“Now, it’s pretty much down.”
He added that there are “a lot of metrics that we can look at” to see if the Met has changed the way people listen to and buy music.
In his experience, he says, the biggest changes in the Met over the past several years have been the introduction of a new digital-first service and a more focused music streaming service.
In that way, he said, it has created a more streamlined and efficient experience for fans.
“In a lot more ways, what the new Met offers is just a whole new product,” Greenfield said.
“It’s very much a Met experience.”
For now, Greenfield and his team are focused on the business of music streaming, and he said he’s confident that the new technology will help the Met grow in that arena.
But he acknowledged that there will be a period of time in the future when the Met will be less and less relevant.
“I think people have been watching us for a long time,” Greenfeld said.
And that’s fine, he added, because we are a very important part of the entertainment ecosystem.
“When you’re a part of it, it feels like an extension of you.
We’re all connected.
We all want to be there for each other.”
It’s not just the music industry that is feeling the pinch of streaming.
The movie industry is struggling to survive as digital downloads are increasingly replacing physical discs.
That trend is happening in sports, too, with many teams being forced to rely on streaming services.
A few years ago, NBA commissioner Adam Silver was talking about how the league’s streaming revenue could go down by 10 percent in 2020, when the new digital formats are introduced. And he