Vinyl revival continues – but let’s all get a grip!

People buying vinyl for Christmas presents, such as the lovely Kate Bush's Before The Dawn live album, are giving the revived format a massive lift It's a great story. A format back from the virtual dead. How often do you get to say that? Yesterday the BBC reported the shock¬†news that…

Google Music cloud streaming tunes service now in testing

Rumours are heating up concerning Google's long-awaited Google Music service. The cloud-streaming app has finally entered the testing stages, according to industry insiders. Following an apparent leak at the XDA Developers forum last week, Google are believed to be in…

Which? calling for insurers to cover digital downloads

musicnotes.jpgLeading consumer organisation “Which?” has called for insurers to move into the 21st century and begin acknowledging customer claims for loss of digital downloads.

Its own research suggests that less than half of the insurance companies it polled will cover the loss of music, video, and other downloads due to virus or hard drive failure.

Recreating album art for the digital age

WIRED magazine has an interesting article about how the advent of music downloads are changing not only how we play and store tracks, but also how the concept of the album cover is changing. No longer can artists assume that…