Song of The Day: Pomplamoose “September”.

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.

Diana Vickers “Once”.

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.

Feldberg “Dreamin”

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. 

Lady Gaga – Telephone (music video)

 

Gaga certainly outdoes herself with this "mini movie" music video for Telephone. Clearly her aim was to shock and she borrows from many Hollywood movies and other music videos in her efforts. I was left feeling as if we’ve seen it all before and a bit underwhelmed. She even eerily looks like Madonna & if her aim wa to unseat Madonna then she has a long way to go yet.

What does 2010 hold for music ?

The first decade of the noughties was one of unprecedented change in the way music is consumed online. The first legal file sharing site Wippit came & went but it was iTunes that really impacted the most on music & single handedly revolutionised the charts. Since then Myspace, Youtube came into the fray although with semi legal services. What does 2010 hold for music ?

We believe the freemium juggernaught will continue to make inroads with Spotify, We7 leading the audio way, however the biggest revolution will be made by the likes of Youtube (already the default place for seekers of music who don’t want to risk viruses).

You see the problem with Spotify & others is in the licensing. without a global licensing deal, they will make small dents into illegal filesharing. Semi legal sites like Youtube will continue to flourish. Myhotmusic suggests labels set up their own version using tools that are readily available. Sites such as Youtube, Blip.TV & Muzu.tv are now sharing revenue and labels stand to make a lot more if they use them. It makes a lot of sense for people to watch a video with buy links underneath it & if they want to get the audio they’ll just click through to your site and order it on CD or mp3 rather than put up with the incovenience of saving it and converting it.

Five Star “Let Me Be The One”

One of Britain’s most successful r&b acts and the UK’s answer to the Jacksons. Five Star’s legacy is that they were the first all singing and all dancing UK r&b acts to cross over and become megastars in their own right. With a string of hits, a huge profile and best of all it was totally in-house. They should have had much more success in the U.S than they did.

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