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2012 So Far: Essential Reads

Whilst I obviously kind of enjoy listening to music, I also really enjoy reading about music. I studied my undergraduate degree with a strong focus on music journalism and music law, and I find a well-written analysis of the music industry just as fascinating as a finely crafted song. The music industry is a microcosm of the issues facing the world at large in the digital age, from the ‘ethics of free’, to the adaptability (or otherwise) of the law to suit digital media, to the cultures and forms of identity that have developed around bands, genres, and even websites. There have been some great articles written this year that touch on some of these topics, and here are some of my favourites.

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Lana Del Rey ‘Video Games’

It has been too long since I have heard new music that takes me breath away and holds me captive for three and a half minutes without another thought in the world. In fact the last time was probably when I first heard pieces of Bon Iver’s new album. Since then there’s been a lot of cool stuff released, but nothing that powerful and that memorable. I’m talking music you remember hearing for the first time. Anyway, that was the case until I heard the track ‘Video Games’ by Lana Del Rey a couple of days ago.

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Watch All Of LCD Soundsystem’s Last Show

I feel like any words I have to say wouldn’t do the moment justice.

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You Have To Hear: The Blow Parade

Something a little different: The Blow Parade is a comedy radio show currently airing on Triple J. It takes a satirical look at the music scene, and is performed by Andrew Hansen and Chris Tayler of the infamous comedy team The Chaser, as well as Craig Schuftan. The Blow Parade takes the guise of a […]

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