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,...
So, I guess saving some distribution costs is more important then not getting into bed with some corporate tech startup, eh Thom?
So, unsurprisingly after going a week early on Spotify all coverage of the Alt-J record has mysteriously vanished from the iTunes store…
“Major labels and indie record shops in dispute over global weekly release date” - I wonder who’ll win that argument? http://t.co/h3XNeWz9R4
Oh dear god @QOTSAofficial were good this evening. I think I've lost my voice from singing along to the riffs.
Anyone got any recommendations of villa-y places to stay in Italy/Tuscany, or know of good sites to find them? #needaholiday
Beats Coldplay exclusive… interesting MT @beatsmusic: stream @Coldplay’s GhostStories now exclusively on @BeatsMusic https://t.co/Trdz9u6AaP
ICYMI: A post about how albums aren’t going extinct, or already are just depending on your point of view: http://t.co/x9Ru3Cf3EL
ICYMI: A post looking at what you can learn from looking at the iTunes chart over that last 2 years: http://t.co/6dR29YFcGh
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…
Just realised that there's people going to Reading that have just got their GCSEs that we're born after I first started going #ohdear
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...
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 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)
The new Blonde Redhead album is streaming over on @guardianmusic and it's really good: http://t.co/0pLuI44Mh7
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...
Weekend reading: a post about how albums aren’t going extinct, or already are just depending on your point of view: http://t.co/fNVHzeLJhJ
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
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?...
My brother has made a game for iOS called Pentumble - it’s really good so you should buy it: http://t.co/w1hrmE13XI
Can we make all our pop stars watch this Taylor Swift thing in full and pass a test on it before they're allowed to put out more music?
So this Karen O listening event with @sofarsounds is going to be pretty fun: http://t.co/VnIsQESgbS #crushsongs
Prediction: next year Apple will bring out an iPhone mini and everyone will want one of those instead
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...
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?
Dear “The Media”, No one needs to read how someone committed suicide on the front cover of a newspaper. Thanks, - Everyone