The general election’s almost upon us again. As the nation prepares to head to the polls, what about the musicians that have stood for office over the years? Here’s eleven of music’s best (and worst) attempts at running for office, by artists who quickly realised the transition from Wembley to Westminster isn’t an easy one. By Alex Flood.
CD sales decline has softened this year, while vinyl album sales continue to surge despite the rise of streaming Are you a “multi-channeler” who discovers new music on streaming and then snaps up a vinyl copy of your new favourite artist? New research suggests that the traditional CD and vinyl formats […read more…]
Reissues storm the market. 2015 will go down as the first year in which total reissue sales overtook those of current releases. According to Nielsen Soundscan, physical catalogue albums – defined as any release over 18 months old – shifted 71.2m units compared with 65.8m units for current albums. To […read more…]
Brilliant, we loved it. Watch it here at BBC Four. From BBC Four: Documentary following a generation of post-punk musicians who took the synthesiser from the experimental fringes to the centre of the pop stage. In the late 1970s, small pockets of electronic artists including the Human League, Daniel Miller […read more…]