Tuesday, December 23, 2008

What "long tail"?? Most music didn't sell a single copy in 2008 | Music | guardian.co.uk

According to a study by the UK royalties agency most music didn't sell a single copy in 2008. But I'd say figures are more likely to be accurate for these items, the 13 million tracks offered for sale on the internet, rather than the notoriously prone to under-reporting LP/CD sales. So much for the long tail. (guardian.co.uk)

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Did you know that FAC 191 was a cat?

Factory Communications UK Discography - Part 4 A fascinating set of pages listing all the FAC releases in the UK. Yet another work of lunatic scholarship for which the web is ideal.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Which just goes to show that even published journos/professors/book writers/bloggers have gaps in their knowledge...

O-Dub introduces the track, and then says EXACTLY what I said to myself when I first heard this song in 1990 "This song is epic and a definite face-melter. How have I never heard this before? I feel so unworthy of its greatness. " Soul Sides: Lorraine Ellison: The Song That Rocked

Monday, December 15, 2008

Let the guessing games begin...

See if you can figure what percentage of these: NPR Listeners Pick The Year's Best Music : NPR Music CDs will be on our own PoOPlist 2008 (my bet is 75 to 80%). Depressing? Affirming? Discuss...

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Trust me, this will make you feel good...

YouTube - Holy Ghost VS Andy C & MC GQ - Baptazia NYE 2007 - part 3 Turn it up loud if you can. BTW, YouTube user "airloaf", who made this one, has a bunch of other cool ones.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Techdirt: Why A Music Tax Is A Bad Idea

Techdirt: Why A Music Tax Is A Bad Idea Just as innovative businesses and musicians are working out how to make this digital music thing work, Warner Brothers wants to reward the failed business model...

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

From 2007 : The Best Music Snob T-Shirt Ever

Mens 2XL for me please...

Thursday, December 04, 2008

M.I.A. track nominated as Record of the Year!

Full list of Grammy nominations. Go Diplo!!!!!!!!!!!! Also listed are too many Coldplay items. Here's a little experiment; you're a music fan, how many of these records do you own? GRAMMY.com

Wednesday, December 03, 2008

Wireless Buccaneers Pirate Radio Tapes

Energy Flash Simon Reynolds on "golden age" pirate radio tapes from London rave/'ardcore scene. Small list of places to download tapes.