Explaining the four-year delay since her last album, Flip Grater says that in the past she has typically been quite impatient, writing, recording and releasing quickly, typically without a proper plan in place. As she tells Richard Thorne, she wanted her fourth album to be thought out and done with a bit more patience, plus she wanted the experience of writing (and recording) it while travelling around Europe. On top of that came the challenges and delays. There were financial issues with trying to get it finished, issues in dealing with French folk who, she says, seemed not to want to work (ever), and challenges like having her manager leave Paris in the middle of the project.
We've invited some folk known for their keen-eyed music industry observations to comment on events and trends in the biz, both here at home and abroad.
Richard Branson’s Virgin Atlantic will stage mini concerts on its new domestic airline Little Red from September.
Album sales in the US hit historic lows over the last five weeks, with information and sales tracking system SoundScan recording the longest consecutive stretch in its history without scanning more than 5 million units.
New York based talent manager and independent artist consultant Ethan Schiff has published an interested post over at his blog schiffblog.com offering an alternative solution for bands keen to attract a label.
Damon Krukowski of American rock band Galaxie 500 breaks down the meager royalties currently being paid out to bands by streaming services and explains what the music business' headlong quest for capital means for artists today. The following is a short e