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
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?...
Prediction: next year Apple will bring out an iPhone mini and everyone will want one of those instead
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...
Oh god why aren’t I going to The National tonight? This was a terrible idea. Please can you all not tweet about it? Thanks.
DAMMIT RT @jeffxsmith: Mick Fleetwood tells Chris Evans now that Fleetwood Mac not playing Glastonbury 2015 @BBCRadio2
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?
I am on a bus. The air is clammy. Condensation drips down the windows. Directly in front of me two teenagers are watching a video on an oversized smartphone. The volume is loud – no headphones involved, obviously – and the track is terrible (it’ll probably place highly in the singles chart in...
That thing where something that’s been very complicated to pull off comes off at 6 on a Friday and everyone’s happy: 🍻
Just found out the title of the new Star Wars film from someone making a dad joke on Twitter. And so it goes.
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
So the director of District 9 has basically remade Short Circuit, staring Die Antwoord. I'm 100% ok with this: http://t.co/hek6Qv4PgI
So far in Paris my phone has stopped working and my debit card has been canceled 👍 On the plus side, Paris is awesome #cestlavie
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.
How trying to release music differently is difficult without pissing off people that you probably don't want to: http://t.co/QvJV6wTN7y
Massive shoutout to this guy who was just about to try and squeeze his office chair onto a packed train
So, unsurprisingly after going a week early on Spotify all coverage of the Alt-J record has mysteriously vanished from the iTunes store…
THIS RT @w1lko: This is prob my favourite cover of the year. Out tomorrow @NME @Casablancas_J @CultRecords http://t.co/QQ2RhD09yy
ICYMI: A post looking at what you can learn from looking at the iTunes chart over that last 2 years: http://t.co/6dR29YFcGh