Record Label SOS

Sony announced that the “On Air – On Sale” system where songs were available to buy as soon as they were released for airplay isn’t working. If like me you’re old enough to remember having to wait weeks for a single to be released instead of just logging on to a file-sharing server and downloading it for free may see this as even more proof that record labels are indeed an endangered species. Anyone born before the 1990’s will remember how institutional record labels were. It was simple; to make a record you needed a record label, ideally a major one. Continue reading “Record Label SOS”

Is No News Always Good News?

That’s something to ponder while I sign off for a while.  I don’t mean go to that Great Gig in the Sky, no, no, no.  I mean I’m not going to add any news or blogs until I’ve got something to report.  Hopefully it won’t be too long.  I’ve got a mate who has agreed to listen and give me some pointers when it comes to my mix and I’ve only gotta re-record a few parts now. Continue reading “Is No News Always Good News?”

Keeping it Cool

I thought that I’d get a lot done this weekend.  The weather forecast was looking a bit glum so I thought “great, I can spend all weekend working on some tunes”.  Of course as per usual the weatherman was wrong.  Sure I spent some time desperately trying to get some mixes to sit right (and failing once again) but come Sunday when I was planning to lay down some vocals the sun came out and ruined my plans. Continue reading “Keeping it Cool”