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    October 01, 2007



    gotta love those guys ... always innovating in everything they do.


    Brilliant for being different, at least in todays music scene. In an era of spoonfed downloads, they bring back an intimacy that draws most music fans in the first place. Personality and emotional connections seem to have gone by the wayside in the digi-music age. Does anyone remember how playing a CD/vinyl through the entirety is somewhat of a dreamscape process?

    Could music be poised for a reinvention now that everyone and their grandmother is downloading?


    I think the changing models in the music industry are really interesting right now. You had Prince giving away his new album free with a UK national newspaper, The Charlatans have just announced they're putting their new album up for free download from the XFM (UK indie radio) site, and the legendary Alan McGee, ex of Creation Records saying that all albums should be free content since it is in tours and merchandising where artists make their money now. Interesting times.


    according to, people are still opting to pay the full price for the deluxe box set, and most are still paying close to full price for the download. this has been a big discussion point in the office, and my colleague duly noted how fundamentally irrational this. It is now possible to compete with free.

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