Posts on: music
Apr 16, 2014
@ 4:20 pm
"Buy me out of my contract" is a record industry gripe most often reserved for major label artists who’ve been placed in limbo. Signed but not totally developed, unable to release music despite being paid (often large quantities of money) to do just that. Artists like Azealia Banks, JoJo, and Angel Haze are recent poster children, and acts like The Stone Roses and Prince have suffered through similar ordeals. By contrast, Childish Gambino — otherwise known as comedy actor/writer Donald Glover — is neither signed to a major label nor being barred from releasing music.
Donald Glover the comedian/actor/writer = the best. Donald Glover the rapper = the worst.
From YouTube, to Pandora, to Spotify, streaming music is piloting our listening habits in fascinating new ways that both upend old hierarchies and recall innovations of previous eras. Eric Harvey explores how these developments are affecting ideas of taste, access, and ownership today—and what this shift means for fans and artists alike—in our latest Cover Story.
Spent the last few months working on this. Thanks especially to Ryan Dombal for editing it, and Joy Burke, Mike Renaud, and Mark Beasley for creating the ridiculous layout. If nothing else, you have to give me credit for interviewing David Bazan and dj/rupture in the same article.
I quickly panned through this today, enjoying the subtle animation and parallax views. pitchfork is doing cool stuff with web publishing these days. It’s getting to the point where I often enjoy the design of an article more than the words. That said, I’m really excited to read “Station to Station” in full.
Apr 15, 2014
@ 9:34 am