Funny. Now I realized I grew up listening to Brits pop. But why and how do I get hooked of them? Thanks for the balanced diet they provided us back there. No wonder the very moment I heard Coldplay I knew it was something.
This month they had a retro for what happend in the last ten year of Brit pop. Didn’t quite get the reason why they are doing it right now, but still enjoyed being surrounded by familiar names in radio and TV. See the story
(There are probably some more, or music on BBC, worth google a while.)
This country continues to recreate itself in every possible way. Hmm.
Anyway, saw something pretty interesting today. We all know the drop numbers of CD sales were taken as the major symptoms of the popularity of illegal versions, mostly shared digital files online. But what about this,
According to the Live Music Forum, the industry is now worth £487m a year, an increase of 50% since 1997, at a time when CD sales have continued to fall.
People, at least who live here, started to go to live gigs in summer, which generated a huge amount of money that will make the music industry stop complaining, (and continue to make great music?)
It goes like, people love cheap or free digital downloads, enjoy good music at home with very little money, but are willing to pay more money and time to grab the live gig tickets in time, travel to the site, and mingle in the chaotic crowds once or twice in a year?
And this will make the industry, and more, the musicians happy.
What a great place to be.