The BBC Sound of 2012 list aims to highlight the most promising new music for the year ahead. The list of artists is selected by 184 musical tastemakers.
I think that list is almost more interesting than the artists that made the final shortlist. Definitely worth checking out the who’s who of music on the Pundits Page.
Loving this installation piece by David Byrne.
An interactive art piece consisting of a grid of 96 guitar effects pedals that are wired together, as well as a guitar and an amplifier. As people step on the different pedals they activate various effects, which multiply over one another, creating a dynamic sonic experience.
I wish the video was longer, but you can see some more photos of the exhibition here http://davidbyrne.com/art/guitar_pedals/
Today, music fans play free music videos on YouTube, stream songs for free on Spotify, MOG or Rdio, customize Internet radio stations on Pandora or Slacker and consume music a zillion different ways. The fractions of pennies artists make for each of these services are nearly impossible to track – at least for now […] says Jeff Price, founder of TuneCore, […] “it’s complex, it’s complicated and it’s still being worked out.”