• Justin Bieber’s Road to Fame

    Justin Bieber, the 21 year old singer from Canada, started off as a pop star wannabe when he began creating videos of himself and posting them to YouTube for the world to see. And now, 4 studio albums and 53.6 million Instagram followers later, he is one of the biggest superstars in the world and according […]
  • DJ Zane Lowe Leaves BBC Radio One For Apple But What Will He Do?

    Zane Lowe, the DJ responsible for bringing Kanye’s super rant to the world, is leaving his position on BBC Radio One for none other than Apple. Having Joined the BBC in 2003, Lowe has cemented himself as one of the most influential figures in British music so it’s little wonder Apple came sniffing, but what kind of role will the on […]
  • Coldplay’s Album: No Spotify, Rdio or Rhapsody – No Streaming

    It has emerged that Coldplay will not be distributing their latest album, ‘Mylo Xyloto’, via music streaming sites such as Spotify, Rdio and Rhapsody. Handlers of the EMI band have sited the reason for this decision as being that Coldplay want the album to be experienced as one cohesive piece as opposed to as individual […]
  • Lady Gaga’s Manager Has the Right Idea: Free Music

    Speaking at Facebook’s F8 conference, Troy Carter, Lady Gaga’s manager, put forward this simple idea; free music. His words “If it was up to me, I’d give away the next album and put it on every handset that I can put it on…” Not a bad idea, not only for the consumer but for the […]
  • Will Facebook’s Twitter-like Subscribe Replace Pages

    It seems Facebook is now following in the footsteps of Twitter by allowing what can be seen in Facebook terms as one way friending or in Twitter terms following. Facebook, however, have opted to call their unidirectional relationships ‘Subscribe’. The concept of followers was arguably pioneered by Twitter with the vast majority of sites that […]
  • Have Jay-Z and Kanye West Discovered How to End Album Leaks?

    Music being readily available online before being released has been the bain of the music industries existence, but could this be the beginning of the end for album leaks. Well, maybe if you can afford to give your engineer(s) a Rolex. That’s just one of the measures taken by all star duo Kanye West and […]
  • Could Groupon Be A New Way to Buy and Sell Music?

    Music sales have evolved substantially in method over the course of the past decade and it seems they continue to do so. This week David Gray exclusively launched his live album ‘Lost and Found – Live in Dublin’ via Groupon. The sale of music via Groupon isn’t without precedent with Rihanna’s hit release ‘Loud’ being […]
  • Ancient Viral Principle: How the internet has brought us to the past

    We tend to think of viral growth as something new and recent. But really the internet has brought us the future by returning us to the past. Sometimes it’s easy to forget that we haven’t had recorded music all that long relatively speaking. Way back in the past when fire and the wheel were our […]
  • Lessons the Music Industry Can Learn From Dying NewsPapers

    Dead or Alive? I think it’s generally accepted that printed media is on it way out, and this trend is nothing new nor is it surprising. The ability for the internet to deliver the same news quicker and cheaper makes it hard to justify the value of printed media, let alone paying for it. Yet […]