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Twitter for musicians – revisited

Three years ago, Steve & Dubber talked about Twitter as a conversational medium, how it had been misrepresented in the mainstream press, and what its potential was for independent music. Recently, we revisited that conversation, and thought we’d try and...

Fair trade music

At New Music Strategies, we’ve been thinking about an idea that we believe would be really helpful for music marketing, would contribute toward ethical and sustainable practices for musicians and music businesses, and which we believe consumers would get behind....

Brian Eno on records and blubber

This coincides nicely with a lecture I gave this evening at Westminster University to a group of MA Music Business Management students. In an interview with Paul Morley, Brian Eno says: “I think records were just a little bubble through time and those who made a...

In defense of Twitter

Steve Lawson from Andrew Dubber on Vimeo. You’re probably aware that I use Twitter. In fact, I’m a bit of an evangelist for it. I think it’s up there with Email and RSS as one of the few absolutely killer online appliances – and pretty much a...

What does Spotify mean?

I’m a few months late to the game, but I’ve finally been trying out Spotify properly and using it to listen to music at home. Many other people have written about this service, most of whom seem to be hugely impressed with the depth of catalogue, the...