• 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 […]
  • 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 […]
  • 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 […]