Monthly Archives: July 2014

Counting the cost: 20 years of pokies in SA – Adelaide News

The only remaining serving member of the House of Assembly from the 1992 decision to introduce poker machines into South Australia says  it remains as “one of the worst things a Labor Government has done”.

via Counting the cost: 20 years of pokies in SA » InDaily | Adelaide News.

NB: A very interesting read

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Melbourne Venues Remain Among World’s Most Successful

Melbourne has officially retained its unofficial title as a global hub for excellent live music venues, after accounting for almost half of Australia’s most successful institutions in a recent industry poll. The Victorian city led Australia in the very same poll this time last year.

via Melbourne Venues Remain Among World’s Most Successful – Music News, Reviews, Interviews and Culture – Music Feeds.

NB: Great news for Melbourne… I wonder where Adelaide comes in?

The music industry’s newfangled growth business: vinyl records

The equation facing the music business is now well understood: Sales of CDs and digital music downloads are in what looks like a death spiral, while streaming music services are adding subscribers and increasing revenues but not yet profits.+But another corner of the music business is experiencing rapid growth: old-fashioned vinyl records.

via The music industry’s newfangled growth business: vinyl records – Quartz.

NB: Wouldn’t it be funny if everything that was old became new again?

The Daily Routines of Famous Creative People

“Be regular and orderly in your life, so that you may be violent and original in your work.”GUSTAVE FLAUBERT

via The Daily Routines of Famous Creative People | Podio.

NB: A fantastic insight into the creative processes of famous creatives 🙂

You Won’t Believe How Bad Album Sales Have Got In 2014

Music listeners these days are moving in large numbers to streaming services, cut back on digital downloads and stopped buying physical – except vinyl. At least, that’s what we can determine of listening habits according to the figures from the mid-year music sales report in the US.

via You Won’t Believe How Bad Album Sales Have Got In 2014.