Bandcamp Directory For The Stevie-Connected

You may or may not have seen my post this morning about Bandcamp over at stevelawson.net. Since posting it, I’ve had lots of tweets from friends whose music is on it, so let’s start a directory of entries – post a link to your bandcamp page in the comments, with a little bit of info […]

The Importance Of Social Media At Greenbelt

Ever been to something so great that mere words always felt inadequate to convey to those who hadn’t been there just how cool it was? Or had so many great experiences in a weekend that you bored the arse off anyone who dared to ask how it went? If you have, you’re on the way […]

Free Albums – Screw The RIAA

Having just read the story of Joel Tenenbaum, who has just been fined over $600,000 dollars for downloading 30 songs, I’m incensed by the insanity of the RIAA – the Record Industry Association of America. While it claims to be “the trade group that represents the U.S. recording industry. Its mission is to foster a […]

‘Green Shoots’ in the Music Industry, or Just Thriving Trees?

This article by Rory Cellan-Jones on the BBC site says that some new survey has told us that it’s not all bad for music… I’m not sure it’s ever been ‘bad’ at all, to be honest… CD sales are declining, but digital music costs so much less to manufacture and distribute that the crossover point […]

The Death of CD (Uccello Project’s take on it)

According to CD Baby: “Over 70% of the music-buying public still prefers to purchase physical CDs, and most music journalists won’t write about your act unless you’ve sent them a professional-grade disc.” Nowadays there’s sooo much room for innovation. It seems to be that each artist needs to figure out what works best with their […]

The death of CD – forward or back?

There’s been much discussion about the death of CD & the freedom this will bring musicians & this has got me thinking what does this freedom entail & what possibilities will be created.  For the last 50 years the vast majority of LP driven music (e.g. pop) has been constrained to 40-70 minutes of music […]