Friday, 3 July 2009

Respecting the King

It was disrespectful of journalists to jump of the bandwagon as quickly as they did following the death of the King of Pop.

Just hours after it was announced that he had died there were news reporters diving into controversial areas of his private life. With billions of Michael Jackson fans around the world grieving, this was highly inappropriate in my view. I do believe in the essence of objective reporting, but sometimes I feel reporters hide behind this to stir controversy.

What do you think? Should the press have backed off for at least a few days whilst billions were mourning?

A Tribute to the King of Pop:



Click here to read an interesting article on Michael Jackson

Thursday, 2 July 2009

Will MySpace get you signed?

This is a follow up on the article "The Myth of Myspace" from:
Click here to read the article.

A Music industry expert says MySpace is a good shop window for bands but not much more.

Simon Warner, Senior Teaching Fellow in Popular Music, Leeds University said:

"There are so many acts out there that it's very hard to raise your profile...I can't see it being an economically viable model for young bands to come through and exploit."

Listen to the interview here:
video

With 2.5 million hip hop artists and 1.8 million rock acts on MySpace alone, is this social network phenomenon really a route to stardom? Is MySpace the best way to get signed? Or do bands need to get out there and tour?

Inspired by music

Inspired by music
Recording with Real Remedy. "One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain" - Bob Marley

Frozen Time

Frozen Time
"You can do anything but not everything" - David Allen

Imagination

Imagination
“Imagination is more important than knowledge.” - Sir Albert Einstein

Sweet dream

Sweet dream
"I'd rather live with a good question than a bad answer" - Aryeh Frimer