Archive for 2007/10


I don’t give a shit how good your record is, what’s your marketing stunt? Ray Davies gave away his new album with a U.K. rag last week.  Did you hear about it? Probably not, unless you’re an Anglophile or a Kinks fan.  And despite being a dyed-in-the-wool acolyte, I can’t say that I’m expecting much, […]

Sales-From The Bottom Up-Week Ending 10/21/07

200. Spoon "Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga" Sales this week: 3,847Percentage change: -25%Weeks on chart: 15Cume: 154,183 And who says SNL sells records… If this is the future, too many people don’t believe in it. Turns out too many people singing the praises of this band are being ignored by those who’ve had enough of […]


And where was the concomitant record industry investment in Napster? Oh yeah, that’s right, Thomas Middelhoff, head of Bertelsmann, invested in the service, saw it as the industry’s future, and his record company brethren SUED HIM FOR AIDING AND ABETTING COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT! Where is the investment in Limewire? Where is the investment in anywhere the […]

The Revolution

Let’s be clear.  These are the BEST of times for music and musicians.  The stranglehold of big radio and big labels has been broken.  AND THEY DON’T LIKE IT! The majors’ power comes from a monopoly on physical distribution.  But physical distribution’s days are history.  And anybody can purvey their wares alongside that of the […]