Musk had stated that he would not reinstate prominent banned accounts until he had formed “a content moderation council with widely diverse viewpoints”.
The vinyl revival has proved to be a long-term trend rather than a short-lived blip, but that’s causing increasingly long waiting lists.
Lead: the recent spat between Nicki Minaj and Travis Scott over who should have been number 1 in the US is arguably less about ego (although there was some of that at stake) and more about the role bundling plays in boosting and maintaining album sales. Once a rare thing reserved for a few big […]
Amazon’s latest music ‘original’ comes from a partnership with artist Jack White, based around his Washington DC concert from May this year. Amazon will release a ‘Prime Original’ documentary film […]
Lead: Record labels and streaming services themselves dominate in what playlists do and how they do it, but publishers are steadily becoming attuned to how they can help both break their new signings and also give a lift to catalogue plays. While the numbers (for now) might not be huge, publishers are seeing engagement as […]
Tidal CEO Andy Chen has left the company, suddenly, and been replaced by Peter Tonstad, former chief executive of Tidal’s previous parent company Aspiro. In a surprisingly-blunt statement, Tidal said […]
Lead: Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? Well, it’s a bit of both. Our cover feature looks at the second time round for virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR). Surfing in on a wave of hype they couldn’t quite deliver on a few years ago, technological leaps forward have driven down the cost of entry and, in light of that levelling of the playing field, we look at what the early adopters have achieved and what we can expect now AR and VR are within the grasp of everyone.
Jack White’s image may be very much analogue, but that doesn’t stop him experimenting with some digital technology. Witness the new interactive video for his single ‘That Black Bat Licorice’, […]
Jack White and virtual reality technology? Does not compute. Even so, White is one of the latest artists to be taking advantage of VR technology, following in Paul McCartney’s footsteps […]
It’s tempting for music fans to get over-excited about the latest sales figures for vinyl in the UK: 1m units already this year, up from 780,000 in 2013, and the […]
Jack White: RUBBISH at Call of Duty. Well, probably: White clearly isn’t a fan of games full stop. “There’s no beauty in sitting for hours playing video games,”
Record Store Day is a marvellous thing. Jack White’s music is frequently thrilling. But his views on technology sometimes get my goat. This week is one of those times.
White is an ambassador for this year’s Record Store Day, which aims to get people into their local stores, and he’s written a blog post to promote the event which has some valuable thoughts in it, and some ridiculous ones.