Morning Music Notes – Vinyl is a hot new sales thingy.
Twitter #MUSIC boss jumps ship
Yeah… about that whole #MUSIC app thing? Well, not sure what this says about the whole project, but the brains behind it just LEFT THE COMPANY. Probably not good – right? Kevin Thau has joined a startup called Jelly, of which very little is known. Our best bet, based on all the information available, is that they will be selling preserves.
Vinyl sales jump 36%
This year was the most successful Record Store Day to date. Total album sales were up 3% from 2012, vinyl sales increased 36% – accounting for 37% of all album sales last week.
More Record Store Day sales figures via Rolling Stone…
Bunch of bands added to Reading & Leeds lineup
The rich get richer @ Reading & Leeds this year, as the festival pumped up its lineup with a ton of excellent additions this week, including: Frightend Rabbit, Jagwar Ma, Shikari Sound System, Crystal Fighters, Kodaline, Aluna George, Dillon Francis, Flux Pavillion, Sick of it All, The Bronx, Cerebral Balzy, and a ton more.
Check out all the additions via Gigwise…
Lauryn Hill speaks
There have been a ton of rumours floating around the series of tubes that are ‘The Internet’ in the past few weeks about Lauryn Hill; including she’s broke, she’s squatting in her own home and she has signed a deal with Sony to release new music to escape financial ruin.
It now appears that there was fire underneath all that smoke, as the singer addressed the rumours yesterday on her Tumblr, saying,
It has been reported that I signed a new record deal, and that I did this to pay taxes. Yes, I have recently entered into an agreement with Sony Worldwide Entertainment, to launch a new label, on which my new music will be released. And yes, I am working on new music.
…Keep in mind, my past recordings have sold over 50,000,000 units worldwide, earning the label a tremendous amount of money (a fraction of which actually came to me).
…I am one artist who finds value in openly discussing the dynamics within this industry that force artists to compromise or distort themselves and what they do, rather than allowing them to make the music that people need. There are volumes that could (and will) be said.
Kick their asses, Ms. Hill. Kick all their asses!
Read the whole thing via Lauryn Hill’s Tumblr…
9 Remixes of Daft Punk’s ‘Get Lucky’
A very interesting phenomenon that has arisen in the past 3 years, is that as soon as a huge song is released, hundreds of remixes appear almost instantly. Here are 9 that appeared after Get Lucky was released (1 week ago today), curated by the folks at Spin…