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This Sliding Bar can be switched on or off in theme options, and can take any widget you throw at it or even fill it with your custom HTML Code. Its perfect for grabbing the attention of your viewers. Choose between 1, 2, 3 or 4 columns, set the background color, widget divider color, activate transparency, a top border or fully disable it on desktop and mobile.

Jay-Z and friends turn the tide.

April 2nd, 2015|

Jay-Z recently bought the Swedish music streaming service Tidal, and along with his impressive band of millionaire friends, launched the new platform on Monday. I wanted to write something from my perspective; a music fan (particularly of the artists involved), a music consumer and someone who altogether doesn’t use streaming services. I’ve always bought my […]

Is U2 really the sound of Apple?

September 12th, 2014|

This week’s music media hysteria is the news that U2 has released its new album, Songs of Innocence, free to iTunes subscribers – all 500 million of them. The rest of the media world is focussed on the news that Apple is now a watch-seller.

As an exercise in chutzpah, giving your album to 500million people […]

Why aren’t we all going up stream with Spotify?

September 9th, 2014|

Music streaming is getting closer to outdoing digital sales. The latest figures show that iTunes sales are down (after a recent peak) but Spotify streams, and more significantly subscriptions, continue to rise.

Much has been written about music streaming over the years. Tech futurist Gerd Leonard has been talking about accessing content the way we access […]

Google tests ‘listen now’ music advertising

August 20th, 2014|

Google has confirmed that it is currently testing a new advertising system aimed at promoting music sales on the search engine.

Brand Band Partnerships –‘selling-in’

August 15th, 2014|

A new short documentary, commissioned by Jack Daniels in Australia, is examining how the musicians feel about partnering with brands. The film-maker, Dan Graetz, founder of Graetzmedia, said that he had built a company that made music videos to help those with very little money compete with artists backed by major labels – but that […]

Brands, music licencing and piracy – How Brands are indirectly funding intellectual property theft

August 12th, 2014|

Many brands with a wide target market (fast food chains, supermarkets and carbonated drinks companies for example) are un-wittingly displaying advertising on music piracy sites. This is because they often purchase bulk display-advertising placements, which in turn appear across a variety of different sites often including piracy sites.

Music industry terrorist Napster surges back into the limelight

August 7th, 2014|

The company, despite savaging the music industry, recognised rather prophetically that music was going to eventually become either inexpensive or free to consume via the Internet and also that this would be achieved with or without the support of the music industry. The rise of streaming and subscription models enabling companies to survive was the vision that came true.

Government warned over impending radio license ‘chaos’

July 6th, 2014|

The new CEO of RadioCentre has used her first public appearance to urge Westminster to rethink and relax the rules surrounding content regulation or face what she described as ‘impending chaos’.

The continuing story of David vs Goliath – YouTube U-turns on indie label ‘cull’

July 6th, 2014|

It is encouraging to see a surprising U-turn from Google-backed-YouTube, the network has decided not to cull a series of music videos from a number of influential artists because their record labels had refused to agree to sign up to a new licensing deal for its soon-to-be-launched streaming service.

YouTube to delete The XX, Arctic Monkeys & Adele videos ‘within days’

June 17th, 2014|

Only hours after the latest music video launch by Arctic Monkeys (for the track ‘Snap Out Of It’) it has emerged that the video, along with all other videos by the band, could be deleted from YouTube this week. An on-going row between various independent record labels and YouTube over an appallingly low suggested royalty rate for their new music subscription platform has been escalating over the last month.