On Monday morning, a statement from the Wilmette Police Department said officers are “seeking to check the well-being of Sinead O’Connor. O’Connor reportedly left the Wilmette area for a bicycle ride yesterday at 6:00 a.m. and has not returned. A caller has expressed concern for her well-being, and no other information is available at this time.”
Kevin Devine mentioned at his show in Portland last night that his new record would be out in the fall.
JANK’s new album, Awkward Pop Songs, will be released this Friday on Creep Records. Pre-orders are up right now on the label’s website for the limited vinyl release. Also, The Pains of Being Pure At Heart’s Hell EP (featuring a cover of Tori Amos’s “China”) is available and limited to 500 on an oxblood/black color vinyl. A message from Creep Records, and a promo code, can be found below.
Sarah Frier, reporting for Bloomberg, that Twitter will no longer be counting images or links in their 140-character limit:
The change could happen in the next two weeks, said the person who asked not to be named because the decision isn’t yet public. Links currently take up 23 characters, even after Twitter automatically shortens them. The company declined to comment.
Good, finally, still feels like a half-measure.
Views earned another 313,000 equivalent album units in the week ending May 12, according to Nielsen Music (with 175,000 of that in pure album sales), as A Moon Shaped Pool launches with 181,000 units (173,000 in sales)
The film is understood to chart the journey from the moment in 1991 when Noel joined his brother Liam’s Manchester-based band. Three years later Oasis would release their first album ‘Definitely Maybe’ – becoming the fastest-selling debut album in British history to date.
iTunes received an update today. They’ve refreshed the look a little bit and fixed some bugs. Overall it looks pretty good, but I’m already annoyed I can only view my “recently added” screen in the “album format.” I liked the list view.
OS X 10.11.5 is likely to be the last major point update to El Capitan. All versions of OS X since Apple switched to a yearly release model have gotten five major point updates followed by a couple years of security-only updates. Work on major new features and improvements at this point has presumably shifted to the next version of OS X, which Apple will demo publicly at WWDC next month
But the Radiohead release points to another way forward. One I’m far more excited about as a fan. Distribute broadly, upsell deeply.
That is, put your album out there for all (or most) to hear, but then pull in your truly die-hard fans to buy exclusive content at a premium. That is a natural extension of what Radiohead did in 2007 with In Rainbows. You know, the “pay-what-you-want” album. The clever call out to a soon-to-be-dying model was even more ingenious in hindsight. Now this reality is here.