Live music tribute acts

Muso commentator and critic Graham Reid at Elsewhere recently asked how come live tribute acts are ever more popular when you can get the original music so easily? Is it the thrill of the communal live experience of the “ultimate pub band”? I think two things are going on here: These acts present a snapshot […]

How come there is so much music being listed on blogs?

Obtaining music freely so that musicians don’t make a living is counterproductive for performers and listeners. So how come there are so many albums being posted to so many blogs and download sites every day? Complete with artist information, songs lists, artwork, and even reviews, there must be complicity from the artists and publishers, surely. […]