Tag Archives: internet radio

564px-Old_radio June 22

Just What Exactly is Apple Up To?

Published earlier today on Medium There are a lot of articles analysing Apple’s new music service. (James Cridland’s got a good list of them here.) The majority of them are coming from tech journalists, and unfortunately, they suffer from a major lack of knowledge of how the music business actually works. They are worth reading, but […]

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.

564px-Old_radio August 06

Who killed the music industry? An interactive explainer | PandoDaily

An easy to follow essay on how we got into this mess: Who killed the music industry? An interactive explainer | PandoDaily.

564px-Old_radio July 29

What’s the new A&R?

In my previous post, I discussed the recent announcement by Thom Yorke of Radiohead that he was pulling his music from Spotify. This announcement has caused quite a stir, with lots of people taking pro and anti Spotify positions.  It’s important to have this sort of debate, but the focus on Spotify is causing people […]

6a00d83451b36c69e2017744a109d0970d-800wi July 22

Thom Yorke blasts Spotify on Twitter as he pulls his music | Technology | guardian.co.uk

Tom Yorke is right about the problem of funding new artists, but he’s got the wrong enemy in his sights.  Spotify is not a cheapskate record label, it’s a generous radio network. More on this in a bit. Thom Yorke blasts Spotify on Twitter as he pulls his music | Technology | guardian.co.uk.

early-television June 22

Cutting the cords – ALL of them

There are so many posts out now about the potential trend of “cutting the cord.” In other words, dropping cable and satellite service and relying on free to air television and internet streaming. Well, I’ve gone even further that that – I’ve even cut the cord to the rooftop aerial and am getting all my […]

Form and function – leaving the typewriter behind

I gave my wife a portable radio for Christmas. It has FM, DAB, Internet, WiFi, UPnP and network folder sharing. Essentially it does nothing that the computers in the house can’t do, but for some reason it’s opened the world of audio programmes in a way that our computers have not. We spent the holiday […]