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Tom – yes, Tom of the 209,568,814 friends – talks! Loving this quote: Like most people do nowadays, we pay less and less attention to an artist’s friend count. It’s weird how people think that it means something. From our …

Tue, Nov 13, 2007, 10:57

   

Tom – yes, Tom of the 209,568,814 friends – talks! Loving this quote:

Like most people do nowadays, we pay less and less attention to an artist’s friend count. It’s weird how people think that it means something. From our perspective, that just means a band was successful at marketing themselves.

The man from the FT has no love for Fiddy

One of the musical disappointments of the year for me was the demise of The Immediate. Here’s Barra Heavey’s take on how and why the band fell apart.

Is 360 the magic number? The New York Times rounds up the pros and cons and ties them all together with a nice, neat bow.

Radiohead say “that bollox from The Irish Times was right”. Well, sort of.

Christian rock gets the rapture again.

The writing may be on the wall for the record industry, but deals like this (scroll down for story) are still getting the nod from the executive washroom. Will a military brass band save the music industry? That would be a no.