Category: Music marketing

Some images are iconic and full of memories. For live music in the 1970s, these brands are truly memorable: Shure SM58 microphone Vox amplifier Fender Stratocaster Marshall head amplifier Marshall 4 x 12″ speaker cabinet Marshall PA speakers Ford Transit …

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I looked after the retail launch of MiniDisc (MD) in the UK. I still have, and occasionally use, MiniDisc equipment. Sony announcing that they are to discontinue MD is really no great surprise but it did bring back some great …

Sony to make last MiniDisc stereo system in March Read More »

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In 1921, the Gramophone Company opened the first HMV shop in London, England; the composer Sir Edward Elgar participated in the opening ceremonies. Today we are on possibly seeing the last Christmas for HMV. I hope not, but things are …

HMV ‘may sell’ the part of it’s strategy that is working Read More »

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With the festival season in full swing both organisers and festival goers are suffering the usual headache of managing cash with the average queue at the ATM reported as over an hour. However Intelligent Venue Solutions (IVS), who have over …

Success of Isle of Wight trial will see cashless festivals take off next year Read More »

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A young sales technology company has launched a new ticketing solution allowing users to buy and redeem tickets through a tap of their smartphone. Dublin, Ireland-based ticketfriend, a ticket sales and event promotion company, has since 2009 provided a space …

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Rupert Murdoch’s NewsCorp has sold MySpace to ad network Specific Media and – bizarrely – Justin Timberlake for $35m (£21.9m), a mere fraction of the price it was bought for, but can the former NSync star really bring sexyback to …

Bringing Timberlake on MySpace board can’t be Justified Read More »

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Festival-goers put MasterCard prepaid contactless-enabled wristbands to the test during the UK’s 2011 Isle of Wight Festival and a resounding 100% said they would use the technology at future events. The vast majority of those using the PayPass prepaid wristbands …

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