‘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 Power Of Music

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 […]

The Death Of Myspace And How To Save It.

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 […]

Mos Def’s New Album Released As A T-Shirt.

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!

ISPs & those troublesome downloaders – A possible solution

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.