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10 Feb 2010, 15:17 by thisisall1wordWriting this on the back of the BBC article I just read; Warner to quit free music streaming - another major label pulling out of web.2 because it's "clearly not positive for the industry"...
How does a label measure this? I would guess that the best measurement would be that of cold hard cash. You'll have to factor in other non-cash elements and work out potential cash value from them. And there's the rub.
Easy things to measure are;
how many songs from the Warner catalogue have been played on last.fm (or spotify or etc etc etc)?
how much money back from these plays has been paid?
How many indivual users have listened to these tracks?
Easy to measure because last.fm will send all this info to Warners.
What I'm not so sure is easy to measure is what listens are converted into sales. By this I mean a user listens to tracks by an artist and then buys those tracks, an album by that artist, goes to a gig, etc.
31 Jan 2010, 11:57 by AvexJohnSaw somebody else do this and thought I might as well.
...And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead (Clwb Ifor Bach)
The 1990s (The Great Escape, Brighton, 2007 - Audio Downstairs)
586 (The Great Escape, Brighton, 2007 - The Hope)
The 64 (Manchester Dry Bar)*
65daysofstatic (Cardiff Barfly)
Ace Bushy Striptease (Sacred Trinity Church, Salford - supporting Jonquil)
Adequate Seven (Compass Point Festival 2004)
Aereogramme (Glasgow QMU)
The Airborne Toxic Event (The Great Escape, Brighton, 2007 - Komedia)
Alexisonfire (Manchester Academy 2)
Alkaline Trio (Manchester Academy)
Ampersand (Cardiff Buffalo Bar - Supporting This Town Needs Guns)
Amusement Parks On Fire (Manchester Retro Bar)
And So I Watch You From Afar (Kingston Fighting Cocks - supporting Public Relations Exercise)
Andrew S. Hockey (Clwb Ifor Bach - supporting Voice Of The Seven Woods)
Andy McKee (The Globe, Cardiff)
anotherstory (Cardiff Point - Supporting People In Planes)
3 Jan 2009, 15:26 by coleseyfrom http://unfire.blogspot.com/2009/01/selection-of-albums-2008.html
A top 10:
Born Ruffians – Red, Yellow And Blue (Clattering sing-song with irresistible choruses)
Charlottefield – What Friends Are For (Yelping, convulsive rock. Sadly missed)
Gregor Samsa – Rest (Slowcore gems that gently tie your gut in knots)
Lau Nau – Nukkuu (Abstract pieces woven from threads of contentedness and peace)
Les Étoiles – Never To Alight (Fragile moments of dawn-touched solitude. Heartaching)
Little Joy – Little Joy (Fuzzy feelgood record just waiting for the summertime)
Parts & Labor – Receivers (Reeling noises and rolling drums suffused with epic melodies)
Peter Broderick – Float (As rich in understatement as in melancholy. Insanely more-ish)
Religious Knives – It’s After Dark (Surprisingly muscly, mesmerising rhythm and drone)
Sic Alps – U.S. Ez (Like a lo-fi static attic haphazardly littered with shambolic pop blasts)
A further 10:
27 Mar 2008, 10:07 by caverdazI've been meaning to jot down my last year's gig list for a while now, so here goes. These mostly take place in Aberdeen, but there are a few others.
10/2 - The Magic Numbers - Kentish Town Forum
14/2 - Shiny Toy Guns - Tunnels
26/2 - The Holloways - Tunnels
2/3 - Little Man Tate - Moshulu
26/3 - Cooper Temple Clause - Lemon Tree
24/4 - Brand New - Boston Avalon
1/5 - Milburn - Moshulu
3/5 - Mumm-Ra & Ripchord - Tunnels
8/5 - The Maccabees & GoodBooks - Moshulu
19/5 - 1990s - Cafe Drummonds
12/6 - Good Shoes - Tunnels
19/8 - The Subways - Moshulu
25-27/8 - Leeds Festival - The Smashing Pumpkins, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Ash etc.
13/9 - Contra - Tunnels
17/9 - Frank Turner - Tunnels
24/9 - iLiKETRAINS - Tunnels
28/9 - The Fratellis - AECC
1/10 - InMe - Tunnels
3/10 - Brakes - Moshulu
4/10 - The Enemy - Music Hall
9/10 - Metro Riots - Moshulu
12/10 - The Blackout - Tunnels
19/10 - Editors - Music Hall
26/10 - Wishbone Ash - Lemon Tree
30/10 - The Rumble Strips - Tunnels
25 Feb 2008, 19:43 by RedazioneVSe siete alla ricerca di una risposta giovane e inglese a questo appiattimento, vi consiglio di provare i Charlottefield.
What Are Friends For, il loro secondo album, si fa promotore di un suono muscolare, spigoloso, matematico. Si tratta di un delizioso omaggio al post-hardcore, fatto di atmosfere disturbanti, estremamente dinamiche e cupe, in cui risuona l’eco degli Shellac.
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25 Feb 2008, 16:40 by CaribouTwo years on from their outstanding debut LP, How Long Are You Staying, Brighton quartet Charlottefield return with an ambitious follow-up that combines the raw, impassioned punk of its predecessor with sparse yet jazzy song structures and confident, complex musicianship.
On first listen, it’s clear that Charlottefield have evolved into a seriously tight unit. Opening track ‘Beatings’ marches into view, propelled by a rolling bassline and tense, terse guitars. It’s business as usual for vocalist Thomas House, whose ferocious screeching picks up where the debut left off. Melody isn’t a priority here, instead House attacks each song with the intensity of a young Guy Picciotto, howling and railing against mysterious targets, shrouded in mystery and darkness.
Anyone who’s seen the band live will already be familiar with the almost illogical tubthumping abilities of drummer Ash Marlowe. Much more than just an impressive beard, his fills and ridiculous polyrhythms are strongly reminiscent of post-rock pioneer Damon Che…
29 Jan 2008, 18:47 by richtaylor521Since I still need to scribe some write-ups for some of the albums on my best of ‘07 list, I figured I’d post this.
Question marks (?) indicate artists that have stated they’re writing new material, but an ‘08 release is not definite; although, at an educated guess- I’d say an ‘08 release is likely.
Bold font are albums I’m looking forward to. Bold font plus red are albums I’m really looking forward to.
If there’s any mistakes please let me know. Feel free to post releases I’ve missed, also.
¡Forward, Russia! ~ Life Processes
(+44) ~ tba
(Damn) This Desert Air ~ TBA
10 Years ~ Divisions
1997 ~ tba
3 Doors Down ~ tba
311 ~ tba
36 Crazyfists ~ tba
50 Cent ~ Before I Self Destruct
7th Son ~ tba
Æthenor ~ Faking Gold and Murder
ABC ~ Traffic
A Breach on Heaven ~ Through the Mirror (leaked)
A Different Breed Of Killer ~ tba
A Hill to Die Upon ~ tba
A Loss for Words ~ tba
A Shoreline Dream ~ tba
A Silver Mt. Zion ~ 13 Blues for Thirteen Moons (leaked)
A Skylit Drive ~ tba?
21 Nov 2007, 18:18 by allycraigSort by title
First: The Jackson 5 - ABC (yes, I genuinely have it on my computer, it's a perfect piece of songwriting)
Last: Regina Spektor - *** (or The Advantage - Zelda-Fortress if you discount numbers and symbols)
Sort by time
First: The Advantage - Ghosts 'N' Goblins-Intro (0.05)
Last: Sonic Youth - The Diamond Sea (19:37)
Sort by artist
First: Acoustic Ladyland
Sort by album
First: Dälek - Absence
Last: Shellac - 1000 Hurts (or Hüsker Dü - Zen Arcade if you discount numbers and symbols again)
Sort by rating
I haven't rated anything...
Most played track
Shellac - This Is a Picture (16 times)
Most recently played track
Don Caballero - Don Caballero 3
First five songs on shuffle
Curtis Mayfield - Give Me Your Love
Aphex Twin - Next Heap With
mclusky - She Will Only Bring You Happiness
Ben Folds - Learn To Live With What You Are
Charlottefield - Nine Tails
Search for the word
"heart" - 4 songs
18 Feb 2007, 14:27 by el_houghton!!! (live) - Glade Festival, July 2006
!!! - Reading Festival, 25th August 2007
...And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead - Junction, 19th June 2005
...And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead - KoKo, 20th Feb 2007
2 Many DJs - Reading Festival, August 2006
The 22-20s - Reading Festival, August 2004
4 or 5 Magicians - This Ain't No Picnic at King's College London Student Union, 27th Sep 2008
4ft Fingers - The Crown, unknown date
568 - New Cross Inn, Rocklands Party, 5th May 2007
5 Knuckle - The Crown, unknown date
The 126.96.36.199's - Reading Festival, August 2004
65daysofstatic - Portland Arms, 8th June 2005
65daysofstatic - Glade Festival, July 2006
65daysofstatic - Truck Festival, July 2006
65daysofstatic - Junction 2, 17th April 2007
65daysofstatic - Colinfest, Cargo, 8th July 2007
65daysofstatic - Dingwalls, 26th April 2009
808 State - Warning, Junction, 18th March 2006
Abakus - Glade Festival, Aldermaston, 21st July 2007