The Business

Where Is Your Mind?

This past Wednesday I went to the local Melbourne studios for Triple J radio (Australia’s national “youth” radio station) with one of our artists and recorded a few songs that included a hip-hop refix of the Pixies’ “Where Is My Mind?” (the Pixies are conveniently touring Australia early next year)

So far the response has been great and we’re yet to hear the backlash of indie snobbery and the usual half-brain anti-Australian hip hop sentiment (for the life of me I will never understand this, but more at a later date).

Here’s the audio stream of the event that included an acoustic rendition of his current single, and of course, the Pixies redux:

http://www.abc.net.au/triplej/media/swf/audioplayer.swf

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Music, The Business

It’s just the way it goes…

One of the very first articles I wrote for Sound the Sirens Magazine was a short piece on music piracy. The naive piece was written sometime in 2001 and included sourced “research” (two minute browsing) from the BBC and Wired!

The naivete and lack of foresight is hilarious for the most part, including the following gem;

“Whether its the continued success of MP3.com or Emusic, fans are finding it much easier to find their favorite music online. Most artists, sans one tired old 80’s metal band, relish in the fact that their fans are able to access their music at the click of a mouse.”

One can only gather the response you get in this day and age when a label or artist finds that their work has been leaked weeks and months in advance. We recently had Thrice’s new album Continue reading

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