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 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

Short Takes

Jay-Z to headline Glastonbury?

NME is confirming that hip hop star Jay-Z will be headlining this year’s installment of the famed Glastonbury Festival. The historic English show is slated to take place over the weekend of the 27-29th of June with Jay-Z being the first confirmed headliner. Last year’s installment, returning after taking a year off, was headlined by The Arctic Monkeys, Bjork, The Killers, and Iggy & The Stooges.