It’s been dubbed as the perfect alternative to Simon Cowell’s X-Factor, it has already yielded at least 3 chart hits for its contestants and we haven’t even reached the final yet. The winner of the show will receive a £100,000 cash fund rather than a record contract with an emphasis on giving the acts control over their careers, and every song performed on the show is available to download from iTunes and Sky Songs 100% of the net profits of the songs and merchandise going to the musicians. Make no mistake this show is the most important music TV show at the moment as it will herald a shift in how TV talent shows will evolve. I think it is brilliant and with a few tweaks here and there could totally eclipse Cowell’s pantomime shows. Watch, rate and comment.
I joined Jango to test their capacity to promote indie bands and artists but from a user’s point of view I found it fascinating in the sense that you create a radio station based on artists you like and you can hear all kinds of good stuff. One of the tracks that grabbed me was "Lullaby" by Chase Coy. It is truly beautiful acoustic music and that’s saying a lot coming from me. Have a listen to it and let us know what you think.
I first listened this out of curiousity but find the chorus is catchy and pleasant enough and Katie’s voice is no different to all the other autotuned vocals out there at the moment. So many might laugh at its campness but I think Katie doesn’t take herself too seriously and is having fun with it so I say go Katie ! FRee to Love Again.
Not exactly new by any means but a significant article last year means greater opportunities for quailty content providers. Now that the internet gives advertisers a lot more accountability and greater means of tracking ad performance, it is time to shift the style of adverts online to a model that would take advantage of this. Music is going to be a vital part of this as would music videos and short movies or webisodes.
We’re happy to announce a couple of new features and a new strategy for 2010/11. July 1st is the new financial year in Australia so a perfect time to reboot this blog. We will have a song of the day feature and Mrfuturistic’s thoughts of the day, both on the front page. You can also send us your own song of the day.
I must admit I never saw this coming but as soon as I heard about them I instantly loved them. Fabulous internet musicians who are actually making money. It can be done but the buzz word is "monetise" it. Pomplamoose have got it right but should be releasing their covers as singles bundled with their originals and therefore take advantage of their popularity but great start. They link straight to iTunes as well. Watch out for my thoughts for the day on this. MrFuturistic.
Fantastic single by Diana Vickers. The intro is quite beautiful and the recording is excellent and the mix is something budding producers ought to study. My only criticism is the dumbing down of her vocals and her phrasing which is more "twee" than pop. But brilliant record nontheless and a well deserved number one. Browse our site for more brilliant records.
Beverley Knight’s recent appearance on QVC plugging her new album caught our attention. It is a brilliant strategy for Beverley who is now striking out on her own and is right up her demographic. We love the clear call to action on screen as well which could stimulate impulse buys.
Nice uplifting folk-pop music all the way from Iceland. I loved it the moment I first heard it. It’s folky and quirky but not to the extent of going "off with the fairies". Could be a massive hit in the UK.