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 […]
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 […]
It’s all kicking off on Twitter today, after a comment I made about not wanting to watch anyone play for 3 hours. Which in turn was inspired by people commenting on how great it was that Springsteen did a 3 hour set in Hyde Park. Great? I’d be reaching for the tranquilizer darts, and start […]
In a week when endless words are being spent deconstructing the meaning of Michael Jackson’s life and legacy, This video provides a stunningly powerful example of the role of music at the opposite end of the spectrum. Bant Singh is a singer and farmer from Punjab, India. His story is told in detail on the […]
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.
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.