Lockdown Listening and the Independent Artist

Originally posted on Music Industry Blog:
After an initial lockdown lull, streaming levels are – on the surface – beginning to normalise. Underlying the macro-level normalisation, ‘lockdown listening’ is in fact resulting in dramatic shifts in listening behaviour, from using the commute time for activities other than listening to music, through using smart devices to…

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The God Character

We humans have always had this indomitable quest to make sense of the world as we experience it. And we explained it all away within the limits of our understanding of nature at the time. Our fear made us appeal to forces of nature that, at the time, must have been quite terrifying to live […]

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The Lords of the Strings

It’s been a while since I’ve seen such authentic, passionate musicians exuding such exuberant, unjarable jam. You can tell by how I’m fumbling to find the right words. Virtuosity and technical skills aside, what we saw on stage was pure, unadulterated fun. Every musician on stage was obviously thoroughly enjoying himself and all that energy radiated right across the […]

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