Our colleague Frank Kimenai is in Austin, Texas right now where is visiting the SXSW festival. He is so kind to let us know what we are missing up there. Today: Report of his second day. My day started, slightly hangover, with a trip to The Scoot Inn venue at the east side. Scoot In is a really cool [...]
March 16, 2012
Sony/PIAS Distribution warehouse in London burns down: Please help out the label/artists by buying mp3s!
August 9, 2011
Horrible news from the Sony/PIAS camp as you might know. Their distribution warehouse completely burned down yesterday night during the riots currently happening in the UK. It seems all inventory is lost (luckily no one got hurt), which means labels such as XL/Beggars, Warp, Rough Trade, Domino, 4AD, Sub Pop, Secretly Canadian, Jagjaguwar, Drag City, [...]
October 19, 2010
Is piracy only people stealing stuff from companies. No. It’s also big companies stealing from people. Here’s ony obvious example. Sigur Ros never allows companies to use their work in commercials. No problem for those companies like Center Parcs, Sony, Buick and many other. They just steal it. Find more at their site.
March 10, 2010
We told about the Spin archive appearing on Google Books yesterday. Sony placed an ad back in August 1988 in the magazine for a very revolutionary productline: the UX Audiotape series. Another great invention is: The Internetz. Sony saw it coming so they added an easy to customize slogan to the UX Audiotape advert. xWe [...]
November 21, 2009
May 17, 2013
Trap is all the rage these days, sparking internet memes and making tiny white kids seem cooler by proxy. But as we all know, when a “new” genre comes to town -brandishing legitimately interesting music- people hurdle over each other to take that “new” genre and paste it on everything in sight… and it is terrifying. This all [...]