It took precisely 24 minutes from getting home after 2 weeks away for my cat to draw blood. I guess she missed me?
The latest podcast is out featuring chat on album release strategies, marketing on Spotify, smarter working and more https://t.co/Qfm7QOkRjv
Answer me this: on a streaming service, what is the difference (and why) between an album, mixtape, compilation and a playlist?
Just realised I’m going to be in the US when the election happens. This isn’t a really bad idea, is it?
Related: Looks like the entire top 3 in the albums chart this week will have films that accompany them https://t.co/hRuIIg5eMt
As ever @mr_trick and I haven’t managed to write a list of things to talk about on the podcast yet so if you have questions send them over!
Flying cars, hoverboards, and self-drying jackets — predicting the future is hard.
However, if we’re just to focus on music right now, it’s a fascinating time. Certain things are falling into place, which means that the path is maybe—just maybe—becoming clearer for the minute. At...
Releasing music is getting complicated, isn’t it? Once, you’d simply use huge factories dotted around the world to etch your record onto a small plastic disc, then use fleets of planes, trains and automobiles to get them into thousands of stores dotted around high streets hither and...
Spotify doing very well, but also Apple Music is now pretty much as big as Spotify was when Apple Music launched… https://t.co/tUP76cvDqD
Album exclusives and how they’re representative of some bigger shifts in the music industry: https://t.co/yQqC8bS3NM https://t.co/uiXez8iRFd
You’ve watched Making A Murderer, haven’t you? And of course when I say watched I really mean binged, episode after episode flickering past in a haze of instant entertainment addiction. If you haven’t watched that show, you will almost certainly be familiar with the experience.
Hey, LA, I will be in you 6th Nov -> 11th. We should hang out, watch democracy implode, all that good stuff 🇺🇸
Homework assignment: 1500 words on why @andthelights and @nicolas___jaar are streaming new albums on their own websites rather then on a DSP
The “Can we still be friends” playlist that Spotify shows you when you unsubscribe has almost 14,000 followers
My first MP3 player was this terrible, brick-like contraption made by Nokia. I couldn’t afford a regular player, so to take part in the nascent digital music revolution I was forced to get something on a phone contract that also happened to play MP3s. I paid a big price, not just in terms of...
I have two main ways of getting to work. One way – my normal way – involves a slightly soulless walk, slightly mediocre coffee, and a slightly less crowded tube train at the end of it. The other way features rammed carriages but significantly better flat whites.
I was in the later...
This is a pretty cool mini site (interesting to see Spotify putting it together rather then the label…) https://t.co/N2YcKe8vQh
Sunday sneak peak: Album exclusives and how they're representative of some bigger industry shifts: https://t.co/yQqC8bS3NM
Theory: Music biz is full of obsessives that want to be able hear everything = resistance to exclusives. Maybe most don’t think like that?