Soulwax x Metronomy? Kendrick Lamar x Tame Impala? Panda Bear? Oneohtrix Point Never? Owen Pallett? Evian Christ? Tobacco? Tycho? Jamie Lidell + Tensnake + Jacques Lu Cont? Joe Goddard x Kwes? Sharon Van Etten? Pure X? Mac De Marco? Fujiya & Miyagi? Son Lux + Lorde? How To Dress Well? Solar Bears? Fka x Inc.? The War On Drugs? Movement? Odesza x Pretty Lights? Kaytranada x AlunaGeorge? The Horrors? White Lung? M83? Bok Bok + Kelela?
And obviously more, all just the last 7 days..
I love you, music.
Source: SoundCloud / metronomy
Anything invented before your 15th birthday is the order of nature. Anything invented between your 15th and 35th birthday is new and exciting. Anything invented after that day, however, is against nature and should be prohibited.
• The recorded music market is a ‘Superstar artist’ economy with the top 1% of musical works (~250k tracks) accounting for 77% of all artist revenues
• Digital concentration is driven by a) smaller amount of ‘front end’ display for digital services – especially on mobile devices – and b) by consumers being overwhelmed by a Tyranny of Choice in which excessive choice actual hinders discovery
• Superstar artists does not mean an absolute domination of major label artists, indeed many independent artists have broken through into the top 1% and independent repertoire can often over index on digital services
• The catalogue arms race has become entirely detrimental to consumers’ digital music experiences, and action needs taking urgently to make sense of 25M songs, not just through discovery and editorial, but also by taking the brave decision to keep certain types of content, such as sound-alikes, outside of music services’ main functionality