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Music Beyond the Digital Age

Music Beyond the Digital Age

I was in Stockholm today presenting at a course run by SOM – the Swedish association for independent music. A group of record label owners had been assigned my book to read, and I was invited to come and talk to them for a couple of hours. By all accounts, not...
Putting events online

Putting events online

I’m currently working on a project that brings together musicians from areas of conflict around the world and has them collaborating, rehearsing and performing across the UK over a number of weeks. I’m working remotely on this project, in an advisory...

The Broken Record series

Goldsmith University MA students Nicolle Smith and Stefan Peters have just finished work on a short web-documentary series called Broken Record. They interviewed me for the series, and there’s a lot of stuff in here that is pertains to my Music As Culture...

Lies Like These

I’m in Manchester at a music industry conference called Un-Convention. It’s one of those events where you know quite a few of the people involved, and the ones you don’t, you get to know quite quickly. After the last band played last night, a bunch...

Sola Rosa

The Ace Of Space by Sola Rosa I thought I’d try the Bandcamp ‘share’ widget right here on my New Music Strategies page for a few reasons. First, I’m doing some advisory work for Bandcamp (Disclaimer!), and I feel like I need to push this thing...

When should I put my music online?

There are so many musicians putting their music on the internet these days. Some of them are consummate professionals who have high production values and years of experience and practice behind them. Some are posting YouTube Videos entitled Me, Learning to Play the...