t’s been a decade since NZM last featured Jordan Reyne (or her alter-ego persona Dr Kevorkian), and for the last six years she has been performing around Europe – mainly Germany, U.K., Poland and the Netherlands. Bandcamp reveals she has released two albums of her dark-celtic-folk since leaving NZ, as well as three EPs. Currently based in London, she has recently released ‘Crone’, the first of a trilogy of pagan archetype-focused EPs. Jordan describes her time in Europe as a really wonderful experience, the live audiences receptive and great festivals for all tastes and fringe flavours of music. Interestingly it is in the more obscure world of online concerts, indeed the even more obscure virtual reality world Second Life, that she has been finding enthusiastic audiences.
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.
: A goodbye to Peter Gutteridge
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.