Two of my favourite things, coffee and music. Everyone remembers when Starbucks sold CD’s in store, right? Now, after ditching that, they’ve partnered forces with streaming giant, Spotify. According to BBC Newsbeat, Spotify is giving premium accounts to Starbucks employees to allow them to create their own playlists. Seems like a strange idea, giving Read More →

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I recently reported on the news that Spotify was thinking about dropping their free ad-supported tier, well, they’re not. According to Music Business Worldwide, Spotify have told them that the rumours are ‘totally false’. A report in Digital Music News last week claimed that streaming giant Spotify was planning to cut its free ad-funded streaming Read More →

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Frontman of band Smashing Pumpkins, Billy Corgan voices his opinions on the state of the music industry. Corgan claims the music industry in run by “Feckless Idiots”. “They do not subscribe to the normal tenets of capitalism. Which when they do, the business tends to work out well: stars rise to the top, everybody benefits. Read More →

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Streaming is still causing a stir in the world of online music. Last week I read this blog discussing how Jay Z had pulled his remixes….now it seems that Sony are pulling the all their music and not reaching an agreement with SoundCloud. Sony have pulled artists such as Hozier, Adele, MsMr, Passion Pit and Read More →

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    You’re hopefully thinking ‘Wait, what? That’s not true’… And you’re kinda right. So over the last few months there has been talk of Spotify gaining some $400 million in funding, and that is now a reality. The company that have claimed to not make any money now are valued at more than the Read More →

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    Everyday we listen to all sorts of music, whether it’s in the office or in the studio, literally 100% of the day is filled with music. In our office, it’s a choice between the radio or Spotify. Today I took a bold step in listening, I decided to put Spotify down and get Read More →

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This is what else we are looking forward to hearing this weekend… 22. George clinton – “Chocolate City: London | p-funk live at Metropolis” Full live concert DVD at Metropolis Studios, London. This is a live to vinyl cut of 5 George Clinton tracks. This is one hell of a box set, including vinyl, C.D. and a Read More →

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    That time of year is almost upon us again, Record Store Day is this Saturday the 18th April. Record stores will open their doors for a full blown hectic day of music fans grabbing limited edition albums, box sets and singles. So it is upon us again, and what can we expect? Well, Read More →

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  Over the last decade we have seen such a vast change in the music consumption landscape it’s surprising that we’ve kept up with it. Back in 2007, digital downloads were the ‘thing’ and ascending month by month, whilst vinyl and C.D. sales dwindled and stood in the dust of digital. But, thankfully, this is Read More →

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  Getting your tracks to the final mix stage is a pretty good feeling, especially when their sounding great. The next stage you have to prepare for is mastering, and doing this properly the first time will save you time and possibly money. Whether you’re about to send your mixes off to a professional mastering Read More →

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