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...
I hate writing about music.
Chiefly I, myself, take great displeasure in writing about the stuff, but then also quite frankly – and with no disrespect to anyone reading who does write about it – I am no fan of any writing about music.
I mean, what is it good for?
Permit me to backtrack...
The Internet is fatigued.
Or, to be more accurate and a little less snappy; people that work on the Internet are fatigued. Tired out. Bored.
We are in an interesting time when it comes to working in digital. Digital used to be an exciting wild west, where new completely revolutionary sites,...
Anyone want to help me make an indie music video site then? (Can’t figure out if I’m joking or not…)
Stats are dangerous.
You know how your parents would tell you off as a child if you tried to stick your fingers in a plug socket? Yeah, stats are like that.
There’s an obsession in certain parts of the music industry, particularly in digital marketing, with stats. Metrics. Percentage...
This article on Pitchfork about the resurgence of vinyl (and how difficult it is to make right now) is really good: http://t.co/4Nt5KdiZSP
So if iTunes Extras are making a comeback, does that mean the same for iTunes LP?: http://t.co/4Fo0NLXiHR
Guys, I know no one else likes it but the last Strokes album is actually really, really good. Getting better with age.
Someone just typo’d “action pints” instead of “action points” on an email thread and now I want an action pint #actionpint
Woah MT @officialcharts: streams from @SpotifyUK and many more will count towards #OfficialChart from next month: http://t.co/lKD6sXm2bg
Ohhhh RT @pitchforkmedia: Death From Above 1979 @dfa1979 have announced their new album The Physical World http://t.co/JauAvQZZuF
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...
This is fun RT @littleboots: just doin this now... LITTLE BOOTLEG - 'So Hot' (Todd Terje - Inspector Norse): http://t.co/IX0Tt8un6W
Monday repost: Redesigned my site, and for some reason wrote half my life story whilst trying to blog about it: http://t.co/emdClOMpS5
This sounds MASSIVE MT @ddavidrenshaw: RT @Owen_Myers this new grimes song should be number 1 in 42 countries https://t.co/UF4G1j56kf
Guys. GUYS. Should I have another coffee or not? I’ve already had 2. Is 3 too many? RT for “why the hell not”, fav for “no, u r crazy”
So, it looks like 2 singles in the top 10 will probably be in different positions due to the addition of streams this week. Interesting.
To get this streaming/charts thing in perspective: the biggest tracks this year have done 1.5m streams/week which is the equiv of 15k sales
Wandering hackney looking for somewhere to top up my electricity so I could have a shower was not the start to the day I was looking for
Redesigned my site, and for some reason wrote half my life story whilst trying to write about it: http://t.co/emdClOMpS5
Tonight I won a Rolling Stones greatest hits vinyl box set in a raffle. I think this is probably the best thing I've ever won. #winner
So, we’re putting out a Karen O record with Cult Records in September (!!!!!!!!!): http://t.co/fYgmxHwO6u