So the key difference between doing my homework on a Sunday night now vs when I was 15 is that now I can do it whilst drinking neat whiskey.
It’s not all sex, drugs and rock and roll this music lark, you know. I’m not sure exactly which of those it replaces - pessimistically probably both the first two - but if you’re talking music in 2014 there’s also data to think about as well.
I’m typically not fond of all the floods...
So, in shock news it turns out the album is going extinct.
That’s a shame isn’t it?
I’m not what the exact protocol is in this sort of situation; do we need to start a kickstarter or something? I mean, there’s quite a few albums I was looking forward to. Why isn’t someone doing something?...
Massive shoutout to this guy who was just about to try and squeeze his office chair onto a packed train
I don’t think there are many people that know that once, what seems like an age ago, I did a computer science degree. At that point in time I couldn’t for the life of me figure out how to get into music – my teenage band failing dismally to even get to the giging stage, the music website I...
“Major labels and indie record shops in dispute over global weekly release date” - I wonder who’ll win that argument? http://t.co/h3XNeWz9R4
I’ve been thinking about the concept of indie record labels all week after an article on the Guardian about everyone’s favourite currency-related rapper 50 Cent signing to “independent distributor Caroline”. Now for those that don’t keep up to speed with the coming and goings of the many, many...
A sneaky late night post looking at what you can learn from looking at the iTunes Charts over the last 2 years: http://t.co/6dR29YFcGh
NEWS 1/3: We’re releasing a new track by the Cure (and Bob Dylan) (and lots of other people): http://t.co/WNOnuaqKrT
It is not Monday. It is not Monday. It is not Monday. It is not Monday. It is not Monday. It is not Monday. It is not Monday. It is not Mon…
Picture the scene: I’m at a dinner party (I don’t really go to dinner parties, but let’s ignore that). There’s a lull in the natural flow of the conversation; a silence creeps across the table.
“So what do you do again?”
I reply with my standard response of working for a record label,...
Despite significant delays caused by a dog (not mine, obviously) having incorrect paperwork, I am now - finally - in NYC
Prediction: next year Apple will bring out an iPhone mini and everyone will want one of those instead
So, unsurprisingly after going a week early on Spotify all coverage of the Alt-J record has mysteriously vanished from the iTunes store…
It’s a bit irrelevant in the grand scale of things, but does anyone know what’ll happen to the charts if Scotland becomes independent?
The new Blonde Redhead album is streaming over on @guardianmusic and it's really good: http://t.co/0pLuI44Mh7
In more album stream news, you can hear the new quite excellent record from @keleokereke over on the Guardian: http://t.co/asY6Jo2t3Q
So, I guess saving some distribution costs is more important then not getting into bed with some corporate tech startup, eh Thom?
ICYMI: A post looking at what you can learn from looking at the iTunes chart over that last 2 years: http://t.co/6dR29YFcGh
Oh dear god @QOTSAofficial were good this evening. I think I've lost my voice from singing along to the riffs.
Today’s highlight so far: accidentally getting a PO through for a radio mix for The Script that Sony seem to think I’ve done
How trying to release music differently is difficult without pissing off people that you probably don't want to: http://t.co/QvJV6wTN7y
So Alt-J have gone a week early on Spotify - interesting to see how/if iTunes responds… http://t.co/adL6iXVyBK (it’s v.good btw)