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Last year I blogged about catching the year’s first big music festival courtesy of YouTube - who broadcast live form the 5 stages over the 3 days. I raved about the really clever interface - how they included hashtags into their live updates - and how slickly the whole thing worked, including the uninterrupted streaming broadcast itself.
This year the layout of the interface was even better - with the current and upcoming bands listed in the centre, and the updates off to the ...
2012 Album Release Schedule2012 Music Trends80s ElectropopAdeleAdrian LuxAlt FolkAmanda MairAraabmuzikAzealia BanksBjörkCharli XCXClement Marfo & The FrontlineDelilahEmeli SandéEuro DanceFaceBookFrank OceanFuture of MusicFuture of Music OnlineFuture of Music Online 2012Internet MusicKaty BKey Sounds for 2012Lana Del ReyMichael KiwanukaMix-TapesMTVMusic AppsMusic IndustryMusic OnlineMusic-SharingMySpaceNew Artists for 2012Niki & The DoveOh LandRetroRihannaRonikaRustieSBTRKTsocial mediaSoundCloudSpotifyThe WeekndTurntable.fmVanbotyoutube
(Note that this post will be updated regularly throughout 2012)
My Top 10 Albums of 2011
- House of Balloons - The Weeknd
- Thursday - The Weeknd
- Nostalgia, Ultra - Frank Ocean
- Glass Swords - Rustie
- Electronic Dream - Araabmuzik
- Oh Land - Oh Land
- Vanbot - Vanbot
- On A Mission - Katy B
- 21 - Adele
- SBTRKT - SBTRKT
(Note - SBTRKT was missing from previous end of year listing)
11 Musical Trends for 2012
- Some artists will move away entirely from Album releases; Rihanna is
Best 2011 BooksBest 2011 FilmsBest 2011 MoviesBest 2011 MusicBest 2011 TVBest of 2011Best of 2011 EntertainmentBest of 2011 MediaEntertainmentForbrydelsenHouse of SilkHugoHugo MovieMediasocial mediaThe Weeknd
My personal input of course, but for me - Music- and TV-wise it’s been a vintage year, pretty good for literature too, not so good for film though. There were a few trends in music with several artists self-publishing their albums and making them free to download - including my top rated ’The Weeknd’ (x2) which I was relatively late to latch onto, thanks to FACT Magazine for the introduction. Björk famously released interactive apps for each of her album ...