Is Electric Picnic Getting Better or Worse?

The headlining acts for the 2019 Electric Picnic festival were announced this week and as usual the announcement was met with mixed reviews. This year's indie/soul type headliners (Hozier, the Strokes, and Florence and the Machine) sees a departure from last year's more Hip Hop based headliners of Kendrick Lamar, NERD, and Massive Attack. Obviously... Continue Reading →

The Effect of Death on Music Sales

Mondays are usually tough enough in their own right, but this week on the 4th of March 2019 the start of the working week was accompanied by the savage loss of Keith Flint. As well as being an absolutely crucial character to British music, Keith was also an incredibly funny person who will be missed... Continue Reading →

Ed Sheeran and Falling Homicide Rates

It's hard to believe that it is nearly 8 years since Ed Sheeran released what would be his breakthrough album +. What's even harder to believe is the strange relationship there appears to be between Sheeran releasing music and the falling rate of homicides in his Native country of England and neighboring nation of Wales. If you... Continue Reading →

Streaming Killed the Video Star

Video Killed the Radio Star is not just a very catchy song; it’s also a line which perfectly narrates the concept of creative destruction. This is a process whereby new innovations and changes in the market begin to replace older ones. The phrase was first coined by Austrian economist Joseph Schumpeter in 1942 in his... Continue Reading →

Why Musicians Sound Different Live

There is a lot of criticism gets thrown at musicians regarding their live performances. The majority of these critiques come from the musician sounding different live in concert to how they do on their album. This is actually a pretty common issue with musicians; it’s very hard to recreate what they do in the studio... Continue Reading →

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