Wow, bit of a surprise this one. I didn’t know he was ill, or any more ill than he always appears to be. The LATimes are just now reporting that his death has been confirmed A proper nutcase, and quite a scary one at times. But also a musical genius. When teamed up with Quincey […]
Hypebot just ran a story about Myspace Losing 66% Of Their International Staff, Including the possibility of scrapping most of their world offices (including the one in India, but not China as that’s a separate company). Here’s the comment I posted: Myspace lost it when they refused to update their design, to open up the […]
Found via @mattstevensloop on twitter – “New Mos Def album to be embedded in a T-Shirt“ (link to NME news pages). “Each shirt has a hang-tag printed with a URL and a unique code allowing the purchaser to download the music from the album.“ So c’mon, other possible ways of releasing an album? Let’s brainstorm!
Amazon.co.uk today have had a massive MP3 sale, with lots of albums going for 29p. Some great stuff, much of which I’ve bought. But, there’s no indie stuff there, largely because none of us manage our own catalogues on there, so can’t change prices at will – CDBaby or ReverbNation or whoever did the deal, […]
The BBC news reported that “Virgin and Universal have signed a deal that will give the ISP’s customers access to “unlimited” music. For a monthly fee, Virgin’s broadband customers will be able to download or stream as many MP3 files as they want.
I found the following on Digital Spy & thought it reflected a lot of what Steve is saying about the changing shape of the music industry David Lynch has suggested that the digital revolution will bring more freedom to the film and music industries.
Ornette Coleman’s Meltdown is well underway in London – the one downside of Lo and I heading of to Geneva this weekend was that we missed seeing The Roots at the Festival Hall, as part of the fest. Shame.
Politicians and expense claims, musicians and music. How do we implement checks and balances to ensure that the standards are high? We don’t need more legislation, legalism to solve the issue…
You may or may not know that I have another twitter account – To The Left Of The Mainstream – that is all about recommending new music by people you’re less likely to have heard of. The ‘left of the mainstream’ bit is not in terms of style, but exposure. So this thread, which I […]
Steve In one of your recent posts you wrote Hopefully it’ll finally kick me into action to make some decisions about the kind of record (or whatever passes for a ‘record’ these days 🙂 ) I want to make. which kind of kicked off an idea I’ve been playing with recently.