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Moments Like These: Richard James Burgess
Originally from London, formerly from Christchurch, Richard James Burgess has forged a career in music, both here and internationally, that makes for a very illustrious CV. It includes musician, record production (Spandau Ballet, Kate Bush, Kim Wilde and more), recording artist, author of the books ‘The Art Of Music Production and ‘The History of Music Production’, and a pioneer in electronic music with his band Landscape. These days he has gone from digital to dusty interests in a position he holds as Associate Director for Business Strategies at Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, the non-profit record label of the Smithsonian Institution – the national museum of the U.S.

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photo by SI  MOORE
photo by SI  MOORE
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OBSERVATION POST

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.
Gigs on a plane
NZM Newswire: Gigs on a plane
Richard Branson’s Virgin Atlantic will stage mini concerts on its new domestic airline Little Red from September.
US album sales hit historic lows
NZM Newswire: US album sales hit historic lows
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.
Ignore Labels If You Want To Get Signed
Mr Observation: Ignore Labels If You Want To Get Signed
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.
Making Cents via streaming services
Mr Observation: Making Cents via streaming services
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
 
 
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Aug/Sept 2014
Aug/Sept 2014
In this issue:
Kimbra, Will Wood, Robert Scott, The Nukes, Louie Knuxx, Shihad, Beach Pigs, Libeau, Seth Frightening, The Nomad, Lizzie Marvelly, Jordan Reyne, Myele Manzanza

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