Brian Fauteux inaugurates our “The Podcast Review” series with an analysis of The Only Music Podcast, a music podcast from Gothenburg, Sweden that offers a refreshing take on the music industries by critically engaging with bi-weekly topics.
Sirius XM’s recent live broadcast of the Governors Ball highlights the persistence of place, of musical “hotspots,” within the satellite radio universe.
The promotional campaign for Arcade Fire’s Reflektor reflects an increasingly mobile and interconnected experience of popular culture, as well as the persistent significance of local sites of production in popular music-making and promotion.
Distribution remains a challenge for many artists and labels, and this initiative creates a much-needed resource that can allow artists to more easily sustain creative autonomy.
By broadcasting exclusively online and abandoning space-based FM or AM broadcasting, college radio stations run the risk of losing the local focus that has been integral to the programming and operations of the campus and community radio sector.