Blue Beat being Sued for Streaming Beatles Music for Free

Given how fiercely the Beatles’ back catalogue is resisting full online availability (they’re still not on iTunes), I can’t understand how Blue Beat thought it could possibly be a good idea to offer free streaming…

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…

Investment and Innovation Imperative for the future of Digital Online

Interesting post over at MidemNet about why Deezer (a French streaming service) feel they are now coming in second place to Spotify: the author basically concludes that investment and innovation in the next wave of…

Google’s Music Search

While there’s been something of a lukewarm reception to Google’s limited music search, it does represent the thin end of the wedge for the search giant; they’ve seldom abandoned a project mid flow. Despite the…

Robbie Williams new Album for Free!

Our digital music streaming partner Spotify is going from strength to strength; they’re being taken really seriously as the future platform of choice by the biggest players in the industry. Robbie Williams (and his marketing…

Shameless Self Promotion – Landerim

Ambient/Psychedelic/Folk, Brooklyn, New York Landerim is a band named after a word made up by Robert Wyatt on his album “Rock Bottom,” featuring Larry Demellier (drums, keyboards, vocals), Derek Knott (guitar, bass, keyboards) and John…

Shameless Self Promotion – memotone

Genre:Alternative Minimal Electronica Location:Wiltshire UK I am a solo performer/producer from a little Village called Tollard Royal. I produce all my music from my bedroom recording on a zoom H4 and putting all the sounds…

Little Dragon – Twice

Another quick post to introduce you to something you’ll hopefully like – a friend put me on to this video for ‘Twice’ by the band Little Dragon, who I hadn’t heard of before, and I…

UK Digital Music Market Trends

The UK has seen record levels of digital sales in 2009, with 10 trading weeks and the Christmas period still to come. 117 million singles have been sold so far, with 98.6% of these sales…

New LCD Soundsystem track

Just a brief one for all those who are fans of James Murphy’s (as I am). A new track, Bye Bye Bayou will be out on vinyl on the 7th of November, and digitally via…