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Not Predicting the Mercury Music Prize

Here’s an oddity. Music Week has published a list of albums that Google Play Music says represent the volume of streams that albums...

Music

A Curious Case of Google Play Music

Note: See multiple updates on this story at the end. I use Google Play Music as my primary music service. That is, Google Play Music hosts...

Music

How Should Spotify Pay For Its Music?

Yesterday I got into a bit of a discussion with James Cridland on Facebook about the rights and wrongs of how services like Spotify...

Music

Releasing a Soundtrack Album

This is a small frustration, and quite possibly it’s specific to me, but why are record labels so tardy in releasing soundtrack...

Music, Photography

Folk by the Oak 2015

I think the relaxed atmosphere and great music makes Folk by the Oak in the grounds of Hatfield House my favourite festival. And with both...

Music

Apple, Spotify and a Binary Way of Selling Music

Apple Music is now up and running. If you have an iPhone, you’ll be pestered to update your device, and a new Music app will appear...

Music

Music Tourists

There’s been a new report published by UK Music, the consortium that supports the UK music industry’s political needs. Wish You...

Media, Music, Radio

Apple Music

So now we finally know the details of Apple Music. I won’t go through all the details because every site on the planet has already...

Music, Technology

Thoughts on Tidal and Streaming Music Services

I’m still not really clear about Tidal – the music streaming service. There was some kind of hideous press conference with lots...

Music, Photography

The Unthanks at The Roundhouse

I went to see The Unthanks yesterday at The Roundhouse in Camden. For no obvious reason, and having been to see an exhibition at Tate...