How record labels are trying to become storytellers, but maybe it’s too little too late: https://t.co/87ilOb4xYy
Only Strictly Come Dancing would do a tribute for the poet Leonard Cohen with an instrumental version of one of his songs
As well as headlining on Friday, Radiohead will be playing surprise slots on the Park stage every hour all weekend https://t.co/KEMoJBJ5CQ
It took precisely 24 minutes from getting home after 2 weeks away for my cat to draw blood. I guess she missed me?
Just realised I’ve spent more money on Daft Punk merch now then I ever have - total - on their music
This morning I saw a driving instructor make a complete and utter hash of parallel parking. 2016: Not all bad.
Just had yesterday’s Spotify data in, and have seen a big jump in plays coming from the ‘Life Sucks’ playlist which figures I guess
My first MP3 player was this terrible, brick-like contraption made by Nokia. I couldn’t afford a regular player, so to take part in the nascent digital music revolution I was forced to get something on a phone contract that also happened to play MP3s. I paid a big price, not just in terms of...
Related: Looks like the entire top 3 in the albums chart this week will have films that accompany them https://t.co/hRuIIg5eMt
I was talking recently with someone I know who works at a music media company. I say “media company” both to be purposefully vague but also because I struggle to think of a better term that encompasses the merging worlds of distribution, retail and promotion.
Day in, day out, they get pitched...
Releasing music is getting complicated, isn’t it? Once, you’d simply use huge factories dotted around the world to etch your record onto a small plastic disc, then use fleets of planes, trains and automobiles to get them into thousands of stores dotted around high streets hither and...
Answer me this: on a streaming service, what is the difference (and why) between an album, mixtape, compilation and a playlist?
Just realised I’m going to be in the US when the election happens. This isn’t a really bad idea, is it?
Spotify doing very well, but also Apple Music is now pretty much as big as Spotify was when Apple Music launched… https://t.co/tUP76cvDqD
Project launch!: Preorders, for Spotify. Auto-saves to your Library/Playlists on release. 1st one is Laura Marling:… https://t.co/lMYabsCAb7
Hey, LA, I will be in you 6th Nov -> 11th. We should hang out, watch democracy implode, all that good stuff 🇺🇸
You’ve watched Making A Murderer, haven’t you? And of course when I say watched I really mean binged, episode after episode flickering past in a haze of instant entertainment addiction. If you haven’t watched that show, you will almost certainly be familiar with the experience.
ICYMI: How record labels are trying to become storytellers, but is it too little too late? https://t.co/87ilOb4xYy
I have two main ways of getting to work. One way – my normal way – involves a slightly soulless walk, slightly mediocre coffee, and a slightly less crowded tube train at the end of it. The other way features rammed carriages but significantly better flat whites.
I was in the later...
Homework assignment: 1500 words on why @andthelights and @nicolas___jaar are streaming new albums on their own websites rather then on a DSP
The “Can we still be friends” playlist that Spotify shows you when you unsubscribe has almost 14,000 followers