Independent Artists | The Age of Empowerment | MIDiA Research

Doesn’t hit at the important issues but still food for thought. Live music is the only way… INDEPENDENT ARTISTS | THE AGE OF EMPOWERMENT Added on 9th July, 2019 by Mark Mulligan Key takeaways A sector with real scale. Artists without record labels generated $643.1 million in 2018, up 35% from 2017. These independent artistsContinue Reading

Top 8 videos capturing Britpunk beginnings in all its snarling glory

“Don’t accept the old order,” Johnny Rotten drones monotonously as he clips his nails for ITV’s cameras. “Get rid of it.” Host Janet Street-Porter was the rare mainstream journalist sympathetic to early punk, documenting the original vibrancy as record company contracts were first offered to the new order Rotten represented. Refreshingly, the reportage eschews allContinue Reading

UbuWeb Sound – Obscure Records

GO TO THE SOURCE TO HEAR THE MUSIC! Obscure Records was a U.K. record label which existed from 1975 to 1978. It was created and run by Brian Eno, who also produced the albums (credited as executive producer in one instance). Ten albums were issued in the series. Most have detailed liner notes on theirContinue Reading

The Truth About Vinyl – Vinyl vs. Digital – YouTube

…the technical possibilities with digital recording seem to have led to increased audio compression and loudness in current recordings. Thus, no fault of the format itself, current digital recordings may lack something relative to vinyl recordings, both past and present.

Return of reel-to-reel as musicians reject digital for better sound of dated technology

I have kept my Akai Reel to Reel that I used in the 70s. Real sound-on-sound. Combining digital and analogue has been my plan since my first record in 2008. I’ve never looked back… It began with vinyl, and cassettes closely followed. But now reel-to-reel tape decks have joined the analogue revival and are makingContinue Reading

50 Most Important Drummers Of All Time – DRUM! Magazine

BY JON COHAN, RICK MATTINGLY, AND ANDY DOERSCHUK Consider for one moment the magnitude of what’s going on here. We’ve chosen 50 drummers who have had the most profound influence on the art form. Do… Source: 50 Most Important Drummers Of All Time – DRUM! Magazine