Steve Albini

  • Tidal Responds To Claims It Only Benefits Wealthy And Popular Musicians
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    Tidal Responds To Claims It Only Benefits Wealthy And Popular Musicians

    Jay-Z‘s newly-launched music streaming service, Tidal, has responded to criticisms that it favours wealthy mainstream musicians. The company has now launched a new feature which aims to help upcoming artists, called Tidal Rising. A statement from Tidal (via CraveOnline) explaining the feature, reads, “Tidal gives voice to tomorrow’s biggest names through TIDAL RISING, a program

  • Steve Albini Says The Internet, Not Prince, Saved Music
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    Steve Albini Says The Internet, Not Prince, Saved Music

    Alternative icon, producer extraordinaire and author behind 1993 essay The Problem with Music, Steve Albini delivered a rousing keynote address at Melbourne’s Face the Music conference on Saturday, where he detailed his optimism about the current state of music, thanks to the power of the internet and no thanks to “purple dwarf” Prince. Albini began

  • Steve Albini Announced As Face The Music 2014 Keynote Speaker
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    Steve Albini Announced As Face The Music 2014 Keynote Speaker

    The annual Face The Music conference will return to Melbourne for its seventh year this November and the organisers have announced that musician, alternative icon and producer extraordinaire Steve Albini as the 2014 keynote speaker. Held over two days at Arts Centre Melbourne on November 14th and 15th, Face The Music has also revealed the

  • Nirvana Producer Says The Internet Has Solved “The Problem With Music”
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    Nirvana Producer Says The Internet Has Solved “The Problem With Music”

    In 1993, musician, alternative icon, and the producer behind such classic releases as Nirvana‘s In Utero and the Pixies‘ Surfer Rosa, Steve Albini, wrote an essay for The Baffler titled The Problem With Music, a problem he now says has finally been solved by the proliferation of internet access. Albini’s seminal essay, which has become

  • Steve Albini Calls Out Amanda Palmer For Using Her Fans Generosity
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    Steve Albini Calls Out Amanda Palmer For Using Her Fans Generosity

    In the past few months Amanda Palmer has been showing the way for a new kind of business model in the music industry, using the service Kickstarter to fund her latest album project in return for favours of a various scale, and the knowledge that their favourite musician will be able to create new music

  • Steve Albini Unimpressed By Odd Future Encounter
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    Steve Albini Unimpressed By Odd Future Encounter

    Those enfant terribles of hip hop, Odd Future, have been getting up people’s noses again. This time, Tyler, The Creator, Hodgy Beats and friends have managed to disgust none other than Steve Albini, famed rock producer. Odd Future offended him on a trip to Barcelona in Spain, where Albini was travelling with his band Shellac.

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