564px-Old_radio February 15

The plot thickens – Apple launching a label?

More news on the Apple music front – Radio 1 DJ, Zane Lowe is leaving the corporation to work for Apple. Jimmy Iovine, and now Zane. Apple’s lining up some heavyweight A&R talent.

564px-Old_radio February 09

Apple Records?

Rumours floating around that Apple is going to move into the label business, as I predicted a few months ago:  http://techcrunch.com/2015/02/08/exclusive-streaming/ Although the TechCrunch article shows a remarkable lack of understanding of how the music industry works and what exactly a record label does, the information at its heart leads to some interesting possibilities. More […]

neck 3 January 03

Live at Redmond’s

I’ll be performing live at Redmond’s in Dennistoun to celebrate the launch of the album, “Live in Glasgow,” recorded last autumn at the Centre for Contemporary Art in Glasgow. I’ll be improvising on the same themes, but with a new guitar this time.  But don’t worry, the sparkly suit will still make an appearance.  The performance […]

guitar October 02

Performing Live in Glasgow

Solo Ambient Guitar Performance at CCA Glasgow Tuesday the 21st of October , 7pm – 11pm £4 + £1 booking fee All ages Centre for Contemporary Arts 350 Sauchiehall Street Glasgow G2 3JD United Kingdom Tickets available through the CCA box office: http://www.cca-glasgow.com/programme/542058977932e9a37600002d And Flights of Angels Sing Thee To Thy Rest is an extended duration performance of […]

neck 3 August 04

A Secret Rose

The full multi-camera shoot of Rhys Chatham’s “A Secret Rose” for 100 electric guitars from the Frontiers Festival in Birmingham is now up on YouTube.  I’m in the back row, stage right. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8HC9o0DaNow#t=1043

564px-Old_radio May 29

And the beat goes on . . .

It seems clear now that the headphones and the streaming music service are secondary acquisitions for Apple – with the Beats deal, they’ve just acquired the head of Interscope records. I would expect an announcement of an Apple record label fairly soon.

neck 3 April 19

100 Guitars!

I just got the score and the details for the Rhys Chatham piece I’m playing in this June in Birmingham. Now, time to get practicing! http://www.rhyschatham.net/news/2014-feb-19-secret-rose%C2%A0-100-guitars-birmingham-uk-june-7  

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