A new 80’s Hits compilation in the UK has a huge bar code on the front cover. Three problems: 1. Confused cashiers are scanning this big bar code, instead of the real bar code on the back. 2. When scanning the huge bar code, it works (!) and the price comes up at about 40% […]
Jeff Jarvis notes the AP report on the tripling of legal music downloads, and the industry spin that it’s because of anti-piracy campaigns… not at all because the folks at Apple and Y!Music have worked so hard to make it finally easy to buy stuff…
While I was on the road, Bob Baker posted some great discussion around the idea that new technology won’t change the way that most people find out about music… but you don’t need to be worried about “most” people, right? A New Day for Indie Music?
Alexis Petridis writes a superb column for the Guardian about the steps that musicians have to take before releasing a major label record. It’s not just about the music, it’s about branding, and fashion, and all of the other subconscious hooks that tell your audience that you’re meant for them. When you’ve been growing your […]
Steve Safran, who normally covers the news business for Lost Remote, has a fun extracurricular Q&A with Tracy Bonham about returning to indie labels after leaving Island Records, and all the inherent changes in marketing, touring, and getting paid.