13. November 2018

Acid House Love Blueprint and Bowie Bs

Neue Popkultur-Alphabete und -Karten von Dorothy aus Liverpool: der Acid House Love Blueprint, die USA-Songmap und die Karte elektronischer Musik sind wohl am interessantesten, die Alphabete des… Gib mir den Rest, Baby!

Fake Metal Band live in Weinheim (UPDATE: Konzert wurde abgesagt)

Seit ein paar Tagen geht die Story um die „Band“ Threatin durch Musikblogs, da hat wohl einer jede Menge Likes und Views eingekauft, Live-Videos gefälscht und damit die Existenz einer ganzen… Gib mir den Rest, Baby!
19. Oktober 2018

Bauhaus sagt Feine Sahne Fischfilet-Konzert ab (UPDATE: FSF spielen trotzdem in Dessau)

[update] Von FSFs Facebook:Es ist doch wohl klar, dass wir am 6.11. in Dessau spielen werden!Am 6. November wollten wir im Rahmen des „ZDF@Bauhaus“ ein Konzert in Dessau spielen. Wir… Gib mir den Rest, Baby!
16. Oktober 2018

How Streaming changes Song Structures

Very mainstream-view of pop-music. Streaming seems to „streamline“ music in the process: shorter, simpler, diverse (meaning: 1 artist in 10 genres) which plays into "collaborative", where artists from different genres work together. Funny: „Songs Into Soundtracks“ is the new phrase for musicvideo, I guess?

Plus: I'd add "Visibility in Playlists" with various points to that list: Songs gotta be catchy in the first seconds to gain attention from curators, they need to gain attention from automated playlist-algorithms and so on.

Link: 7 Songs That Prove Streaming Has Changed Song Structures (via Marginal Revolution)

1. Streamings’ Data Collection Makes Songs Simpler
2. Streaming Sites’ Social Media Makes Songs Confessional
3. Small Streaming Profits Make Songs Shorter
4. Streaming’s Customizability Makes Songs Built To Order
5. Content Digitization Makes Songs More Diverse
6. Free Content Makes Songs More Collaborative

Artistic competition is so fierce nowadays that artists need to constantly release music. One way to do this is to make songs shorter and simpler; another way is to get a producer to make the beat, a singer to make the chorus, and another rapper for the second verse. This leads to Migos member Offset, DJ Khaled, Justin Bieber, Chance The Rapper, and Lil Wayne all appearing on the same 2017 song, “I’m The One.” It also means that fans start to see credits like those from Cardi B’s new album “Invasion of Privacy”. The 13 tracks on the album features 104 total writing credits, meaning 8 people per track. Its single “Be Careful” has 17 alone.

7. Video’s Increasing Dominance Makes Songs Into Soundtracks

15. Oktober 2018

Spex R.I.P.

Wahrscheinlich die feuilletonistische Pop-Institution Deutschlands wird im November zum letzten mal erscheinen: Das Ende ist nah – SPEX wird eingestellt. (via Meedia)Gründe sind… Gib mir den Rest, Baby!