Aurovine backs the AUDIOCOIN…and you, for success

Aurovine backs the AUDIOCOIN...and you, for success
The official release of the Audio Coin (ADC) was back in early June at the annual music media event in Cannes. Midem was the perfect platform for the ADC as crypto-currency is becoming more and more prevalent in the industry and the rewards far out way the negatives as many industry executives are beginning to learn. ...

Piracy, Bootlegs and The Big Difference Between Music & Film 1

Piracy, Bootlegs and The Big Difference Between Music & Film
Forgive us for labouring over the issues of piracy, streaming and illegal downloads but if feels like we’re becoming evangelists for honest and factual reporting. Our latest soapbox concerns the article by Mike Wheatley on The Silicon Angle website entitled ‘Music Industry Shoots Itself In Foot Over Illegal Downloads’. The gist of the article is ...

Another Pointless Article About Streaming?

One thing you can be sure of almost every week is that there’ll be another article about music streaming sites. They’ll either speak in favour or against but will inevitably have no conclusion about the future direction of the music industry. Depressing isn’t it? Saturday’s article by the masters of materialism Sky is probably the ...

Bands and Artists doing it for themselves – MUSIC DIY – a 20th century cautionary tale

A close friend of mine was telling me how it used to be in the music industry. How he and his artist, his step son, used to be wined and dined by the big wigs in the states, with  the likes Geffen and George Michael eating at their table. Money seemed to be no object ...

Artists vs Artists – Piracy Yes or No?

Dave Allen usually makes a lot of sense and when i noticed his post regarding the Artists vs Artists website I started to wonder if the poll wasn’t rigged. It’s a simple question – are you an artist ‘against’ piracy or ‘for’ it. (Caveat – this is a brilliant viral marketing initiative by the band Ghost ...