Music Downloads

Can Cassettes Really Be Making a Comeback?

Rose Woods | Posted 23.11.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Rose Woods

Yes, the lo-fi audio quality of the cassette is a drawback, but in in a comforting way, as we grow older and become more battered and bruised, so do our records and tapes. Our music ages with us, and this kind of personal experience, that analogue provides, is exactly what streaming giants should be afraid of.

Music and Technology - Awkward Bedfellows

Horace Trubridge | Posted 22.09.2016 | UK Entertainment
Horace Trubridge

With hindsight, I am pretty sure that the record industry, in fleecing us over the price of a CD, sowed the seeds of their own downfall once the internet and Napster showed music fans that they didn't have to pay for recorded music if they didn't want to...

You Won't Believe The Nunber Of People That Listened To U2's Album

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 10.10.2014 | UK Tech

Remember that time Apple gave everyone a free copy of U2's latest album 'Songs of Innocence'? Well It looks like the figures are in and staggeringly, ...

Spotify - Friend Or Foe?

Horace Trubridge | Posted 08.11.2013 | UK Entertainment
Horace Trubridge

The most interesting thing about the mainstream media reportage on the Spotify artist royalty debate is that in all the coverage I have read there has been hardly any reference to what the main problem is. The main problem is certainly not what Spotify pays the record companies and publishers... The problem here is what the record companies pass on to the artists.

Goodbye HMV, Now It's Time to Make a Promise to Music Retailers

James Peckham | Posted 17.03.2013 | UK Entertainment
James Peckham

The whole experience of buying in an indie shop is entirely different to shopping in Asda for Olly Murs. Browsing can allow you to find hidden gems which you had entirely forgotten about or didn't even know existed.

Charlie Thomas

HMV Produces "Truly Dreadful Results" | Charlie Thomas | Posted 21.09.2012 | UK

Struggling high street music retailer HMV has reported a 11.6% sales slump in like-for-like sales. In its interim report, released on Friday, HMV s...