SOUND ADVICE: “HOW DO I GET BOOKED?” Story by Perry Stern | January 25, 2018 Ralph James “10,000 hours isn’t sufficient, it’s 20,000 hours now.” If those numbers don’t scare you away from attempting a career in music, read on. Considering the source, veteran agent Ralph James – doubling author Malcolm Gladwell’s rule that itContinue Reading
Streaming services such as Spotify and Apple Music now account for the majority of music consumption, according to industry figures that also show a continuing vinyl revival. Wrangling over dividing the spoils of the streaming boom continue, particularly over the fees YouTube pays labels and the way artists are paid for individual streams on SpotifyContinue Reading
Last May, Spotify came to a proposed $43 million settlement to resolve a class action from songwriters led by David Lowery and Melissa Ferrick. The plaintiffs in that case had alleged that Spotify hasn’t adequately paid mechanical licenses for song compositions. Not everyone was satisfied by the settlement, which must still be approved by a judge.Continue Reading
“Cities that want to attract diverse, thriving populations should look at creative musical culture in new ways and take steps to create conditions for live music to thrive or even continue: Municipalities must bring culture groups together to find ways to better distribute development charges so live music venues can benefit. Music venues should beContinue Reading
Not again! Source: Noel And Liam Gallagher Have Apparently Made Up – Stereogum
My inspiration! “On a recent weekend, John Cale and friends played two programs in the bam Next Wave Festival. On Thursday and Friday, they played “The Velvet Underground & Nico”; on Saturday, they played music from Cale’s long and daring solo career, in celebration of his seventy-fifth birthday. Cale is eternally Next Wave, avant-garde forever.Continue Reading
Source: You Should Never Quit Making Music: Here’s Why – hypebot I’ve only ever been discouraged about music once. Too much booze takes all the fun out of it for me.
A fast history of punk legends The Damned. Includes: gob, vomit, cider, sulphate, haunted mansions, Cheesey Wotsits, arguments, breakdowns and mad, bad and dangerously loud rock music Source: The Damned: an epic tale of fast living and faster music – Classic Rock Ummmm, pretty much all of this is taken word for word from theContinue Reading
For basically a two chord song, I’m not sure it justifies the skirt on Cale but what the hell.
Noel Gallagher has spoken out about the recent experience of touring with U2 – revealing the true extent of their drunken antics and painful hangovers Source: Noel Gallagher got so drunk with Bono on tour that he tried to escape – NME Noel is a favourite of mine and a good songwriter. Bono I canContinue Reading