Thursday, April 30, 2009

siouxsie who?


siouxsie who?
Originally uploaded by benhollingsworth.
Although I love the metrics aspect of Last.fm, I find they raise more questions than they answer (possibly that's what Metrics are for).

So please answer the following questions:
1) have you heard of 'Boards of Canada'
2) have you heard of 'Siouxsie and the Banshees'

Now, I would have thought, in a straw-poll, and possibly based upon universally recognised measurements such as record sales etc, that the second question would have garnered more positives.

Looking at the plays and shouts shown on Last.fm however, one could postulate that despite the Record Companies protestations to the contrary, listening to music on the internet is a truer reflection of public consumption - and the bands that have been earning money from the 'traditional' distribution models have not been the bands that the public, money being no object, would actually have listened-to (and therefore made rich).

Or am I talking bollocks?

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