Qobuz lowers its hi-res audio price as it drops MP3 completely

The French streaming service ‘Qobuz’ has moved onwards and upwards in the world on music downloads with its move towards normalising high-quality audio for a smaller price. Qobuz will be lowering its cost of hi-res…

Guvera’s Ad Supported Music Site: Review Video

Guvera is a music download platform that seems to be getting a lot of press lately. The team has put together a great video to explain what their service is all about. Let us know…

New Hot Chip Album, Tour – One Life Stand

Hot Chip are previewing their new album ‘One Life Stand’ over on the Guardian’s website (unfortunately only fully available in the UK), via We7’s streaming service. The album itself is a return to their previous…

Warner Goes Shy on Music Startups

Warner Music Group has had mixed experiences with investing in music startups; losing out heavily on their purchase of Imeem and Lala, and their bad experiences look like preventing them from investing in any other…

The Knife to Release Darwin-Based Opera

The Knife, in collaboration with Berlin DJ/producer Mt. Sims and Boltondeutscher Planningtorock, have been collaborating on one of the more bizarre sounding projects of the past year – an Opera celebrating Charles Darwin’s origins of…

Shameless Self Promotion – Jingle Cats

[Edit: Merry Christmas – stop reading blogs and go eat some turkey] Artist Name: JINGLE CATS Genre: Holiday Location: HOLLYWOOD, CA  USA A long time ago in the frosty North Pole, nine kittens were born…

Spotify, MOG, Streaming, Piracy and the Future of Digital Music

The debate on music piracy is a bit like that on global warming; vocal and vehement, and extremely polarised (pardon the pun). Evidence can be produced to support the most extreme opinions, and is wrangled…

Posting MP3’s for Free Helps Drive Sales

Australian blogger Andrew McMillen recently hosted a panel on the digital music industry in Perth, on which sat Simon Wheeler – director of digital at Beggar’s Group, an amalgamation of some big indie labels here…

BlueBeat – Psycho Acoustic Crusher

We picked up on Blue Beat’s strange decision to start streaming otherwise unavailable tracks from the Beatles’ back catalogue without the right’s owners permission, but it turns out their infringements are much more widespread. As…

Shameless Self Promotion – Max Tosi

All those who love the beatnik side of Stephen Bishop, the albums of James Taylor – above all those prior to Flag – the masterly melodies of the Beatles, and the soft acoustic atmospheres of…