Music journalism (or what's left of it)

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Re: Music journalism (or what's left of it)

Post by linus » Fri Jan 30, 2015 14:28

I struggle with the notion that any employer can tie somebody who is 'freelance' into an exclusive 'you only work for me' contract, but then as I'm sure I'd be told elsewhere on the internet I'm hopelessly naive and don't understand business like yer actual wealth creators do who lesser mortals, like me, should defer to on matters of fairness, freedom, etc

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Re: Music journalism (or what's left of it)

Post by indiansummer » Thu Feb 19, 2015 16:27

for fans of Pete Green's super smash hit The Best British Band Supported By Shockwaves, i bring you... The NME Awards 2015 with Austin, Texas

http://www.nme.com/news/various-artists/82922

also Suede? hmmmmm
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Re: Music journalism (or what's left of it)

Post by humblebee » Thu Feb 19, 2015 16:55

indiansummer wrote:for fans of Pete Green's super smash hit The Best British Band Supported By Shockwaves, i bring you... The NME Awards 2015 with Austin, Texas

[url]http://www.nme.com/news/various-artists/82922
They've been sponsored by a city? How does that work? Or is Austin, Texas a super hep new clothing brand for the cool cat youngsters?

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Re: Music journalism (or what's left of it)

Post by linus » Thu Feb 19, 2015 19:14

Most amusing story about the NME Awards doing the rounds, Jarvis Cocker presented Dean Blunt with the Philip Hall Radar Award, except it wasn't Dean Blunt, it was a random black guy who's been asked to go along and pick the award up on Blunt's behalf, possibly because nobody there will realise it's not Dean Blunt... and they didn't... Dean Blunt is a black bloke, innit? Therefore black bloke = Dean Blunt

NME pats 'self on back for being down with the black people's music

Keep it foolish, NME

http://noisey.vice.com/es/blog/dean-blu ... last-night

Next time you see an indie band get excited about getting a withering review in the NME ('but, even so, it's still a review!'), remember this, recognition from the NME is about as useful, helpful and happening as having Nicolas Witchell describe you as 'merely palatable'

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Re: Music journalism (or what's left of it)

Post by Dan Pop-o-matic » Fri Feb 20, 2015 09:04

To be fair to everyone involved though, Dean Blunt has made a thing of being pretty mysterious and anonymous hasn't he? Plus sending a stand in seems to be the type of thing he'd do because art-lolz, so maybe NME were aware it wasn't him? (Haven't read owt about the incident tbf).

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Re: Music journalism (or what's left of it)

Post by noLooking » Fri Feb 20, 2015 15:34

I know it's only the NME and, as such, doesn't matter in the slightest, but this is really bugging me:
http://www.theguardian.com/music/2015/f ... nme-awards
Best quote “Five records, ten years. We’ve earned our shot” - Sergio Pizzorno of Kasabian talking about headlining Glastonbury
That won an award? In and of itself? It doesn't even make sense, any wanker can make 5 albums of himself doing a shit or something, does that automatically mean that they have the right to expect a Glastonbury headlining appearance, quite apart from the fact that the only thing Kasabian have earned in that time is a savage beating.

But what bugs me even more is that you'd think the NME, as journalists, might at least understand what makes a good quote, you know, do you pick something funny, interesting, eyecatching, controversial....or some bland dogshit from an arse who wears a tail to an awards ceremony? For fucks sake... *snarl, rant, gibber, etc*

Whilst I'm on the subject, Neil Kulkarni was typically on the money about Kasabian the other day:
http://www.collapseboard.com/music-blog ... ed-carpet/

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Re: Music journalism (or what's left of it)

Post by sweepingthenation » Fri Feb 20, 2015 16:10

The awards are voted for by their readers, so you can tell the level they aspire to.

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Re: Music journalism (or what's left of it)

Post by paukl » Fri Feb 20, 2015 16:43

Their weekly circulation is around 13,500, which is the same as the Holte End at Villa Park.

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Re: Music journalism (or what's left of it)

Post by Ben » Mon Feb 23, 2015 15:08

a fog of ideas wrote:Next time you see an indie band get excited about getting a withering review in the NME ('but, even so, it's still a review!'), remember this, recognition from the NME is about as useful, helpful and happening as having Nicolas Witchell describe you as 'merely palatable'
Whilst I'm generally not much of a cheerleader for The Modern World, one thing that does greatly please me about life in 2015 is the way that, over the past decade and a bit, the likely reaction of a new band on being positvely written up in the NME has been downgraded from "wow, the bloody NME like us!" [quits dayjob and awaits calls from labels] to "What, the bloody NME like us?! Who knew they were still going - lol!" [continues with day to day life and gives incident no further thought].

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Re: Music journalism (or what's left of it)

Post by RITH » Sat Mar 14, 2015 22:59

paukl wrote:Their weekly circulation is around 13,500, which is the same as the Holte End at Villa Park.
With this picture below showing the average number of people buying an indiepop record, I think Holte End at Villa Park is still pretty impressive for a paper magazine about bullshit bands.

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