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Mind the furniture

Photo by theothegrey We’re doing a bit of remodelling around here at New Music Strategies. In fact, remodelling is the wrong word. This is the online equivalent of moving into new premises, getting new desks and phones, ordering new stationery, and setting up...

Amateur nonsense

This is not an ad. Well, yes – obviously it’s an ad, but Microsoft have not paid me to place this here. I bring you this just to spark a discussion about the endgame of music performance and production in the digital age. Because although this is...

Is audio fidelity important?

I’ve talked about making different file sizes available for download before. We’ve acknowledged that there are differences of opinion on the topic. For some, OGG is everything. For others, 128k is sufficient and makes things better for people with slow...

Who's doing this stuff well?

This might actually be the question I get asked most often. At the end of a seminar, a lecture or a guest talk at some event, somebody will raise their hand, and ask the question. I kind of dread it, because I can only really disappoint every time I answer it, but...

Ten quid website upgrade

Changing or upgrading your website can be a bit challenging and frustrating — especially if you’re trying to do it on your own, or on a laughably tight budget. I’ve managed to get the site at least looking presentable, and I thought I’d tell...

Nuala on the 20 Things

It’s not just for rock bands and rappers, you know… I was presenting at a ‘getting into the music business’ seminar today, and in the break I was approached by Nuala Pinson who had managed to get hold of one of the (now quite rare) print copies...