In the Music Ally podcast this week, Stuart Dredge and Eamonn Forde trying to start a multi-directional digital music business journalism “beef” by windmilling at Digital Music News, Bob Lefsetz and anyone else they can think of (before backing down and saying they are pacifists/cowards). They also talk about proper things. Among the topics covered are: Pink Floyd making their catalogue available on Spotify and what the knock-on effect will be for bong and lava lamp sales in Camden market (as well as a diversion into speculation about the exact colour and texture of Judith Chalmers’ skin); if Newton Faulkner’s decision to livestream the recording of his new album will be really dull or if it will descend into Troggs Tapes-style screaming matches; if Jay-Z giving 1m copies of his album away to Samsung users is a good move; why Russia is finally doing something about piracy; why the indies don’t care about Myspace and what Pandora buying a radio station really means (include Stu’s plan to launch a station that only plays Menswe@r’s debut album). Bonus content: incredible speculation on what would have happened if the music business had bought the internet in 1995 and how music could have been delivered on cassette through special screen printers.
Music Ally Podcast #30 – Spotify, Jay-Z, Myspace, Pandora and more
June 20th, 2013 by Music Ally