The new Motive Unknown podcast is out, featuring myself and @mr_trick talking about payola in streaming and much more http://t.co/GwEiRZSj9G
The other week I had lunch with a friend – the sort of lazy, Saturday-with-no-real-plans kind of lunch where you’re there so long one meal time merges into the next – and during our tenure a friend of his joined us. Let’s call this friend “Jack”. Jack identifies himself as a Youtuber.
Sunday sneak peek: a post about how chasing chart positions is ridiculous and why we do it anyway: http://t.co/hTx79kS2qs
Frank Carter stands on the bar at the back of the room. With one hand he steadies himself against the low roof, with the other he clutches the microphone, the wire winding its way over the top of the audience, back to the stage. The atmosphere is akin to what would happen if you shut the door...
Weekend listening: the latest episode of the Motive Unknown podcast featuring me & @mr_trick has just gone live: http://t.co/PKqk9MdJcW
“If you start to feel sick just take it off and you’ll be fine in a minute.”
These words – uttered by the person operating a computer, oversized goggles and corresponding tangle of wires – are just one of the many reasons why the latest wave of virtual reality is, with depressing...
I am sitting in a small cafe in southern Alabama. The south’s reputation for friendliness is proving well founded, and quickly the barista has coaxed a significant amount of my life story out of me; probably more then I’ve told several people I would consider friends back in London. It’s quite...
A post about the professionalisation of the internet, and how it could help Spotify win the streaming war: http://t.co/6v1iFx2QEI
Accidentally got an phone battery pack for Glastonbury so large I'm pretty sure I could power the Other stage if they have a power cut again
Here's a question: if as rumoured free trial streams aren't paid on Apple Music, would they still count towards the chart?
When I was at school you could roughly divide people into three different camps: firstly, most obviously, you had the cool kids. If, in another life, I had gone to class in Northern California I guess I would have called them jocks. You know the type.
At the other end of the spectrum – and...
ICYMI: A post about how chasing chart positions is ridiculous, and why we all do it anyway: http://t.co/hTx79kS2qs
Ironically for a streaming service, @Beats1 is probably the first big radio station not to base what it plays on a set of playlists
So Amazon have launched 2hr deliveries in central London. And they sell booze: http://t.co/DSQINpMAG8
Today's future news: a story on a murdered hitchhiking robot and an interview with someone who's holographic gig was shut down by the police
It's kind of fascinating how mainstream the discussion of music industry payouts and politics has become
You can also subscribe to the Motive Unknown podcast here on iTunes (although it hasn’t got the new ep quite yet) https://t.co/1vGE13Qyo5
So we’re putting out the Little Simz album next month, and it’s something really quite special: http://t.co/TMVBxlaoyd
A post about how chasing chart positions is ridiculous and why we do it anyway: http://t.co/xMg8HDf6x5