More Money Than Sense

They bring it on themselves, don’t they? Now Universal ban artists from re-recording their music for longer – whilst profiting as Taylor Swift does exactly the same thing!

There are few people more cynical in the world right now than Universal Music Group. This one is a whopper, even by their standards. In 2018, Republic Records - whom they own - signed Taylor Swift as an artist. The deal was done in a blaze of publicity and featured…

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Do these people think we’re idiots?  Spend $49 to have 100 people listen to just 30 seconds of your song at Sounders Music –  and “build your audience” despite their Facebook account having just 3 followers…

One thing which I keep seeing adverts for when scrolling Facebook at the moment is something called Sounders Music NL. Their advert makes the enticing claim that it could “increase your chances in the music industry” - and when people’s chances of success are tiny to start with, such a…

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Has anyone checked in on Carl Cox’s tour manager lately? A reminder of Tour Managers Not Touring, the movement Cox, Dubfire, Joseph Capriati et al would rather forget…

This blog is always happy to remind rich DJs and the like of things they'd rather forget. It's with this in mind that I mention the defunct, short-lived Tour Managers Not Touring movement. Born on the 27th April 2020 and dead by May 4th 2020. The idea of the movement…

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Aren’t there already millions of sampled clap sounds online? Yet another pointless plugin is released to help producers waste time trying to make that “perfect” clap sound

This is one for those of you who have more money than sense - and let's be honest, there's more of them in dance music than anyone would admit. You can now actually buy a plugin that lets you make your own clap sounds - apparently, using one of the…

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But would he pay more than $0.032 per share? Amusement as Spotify’s billionaire CEO Daniel Ek says he’s interested in buying Arsenal FC

A question I find myself asking sometimes at Amateur At Play HQ is - just how much self-awareness does Daniel Ek, CEO and multi billionaire possess? Not too often, mind you. The answer would appear to be none whatsoever. Fresh from investing money during the pandemic in - well, anything…

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