Encore - 124

Advance Music Culture (Encore Episode 124)

This week’s episode of Encore looks at “advance music culture” and what the expectations are for music bloggers that get sent music in advance. Has the music press become too “braggy”? Does talking about an album too much ruin the album for fans by building up expectations too high? What about bands that don’t want anyone to “hype” up their albums? Alongside the main topic we talk about Captan America: Civil War, Radiohead, Modern Baseball, and answer a few listener questions as well. You’ll find all the download and subscription information below, and, as always — thanks for listening.

Sponsor

  • Safely: Check out the band’s new album right now — pick it up, listen to it, enjoy their music. You can also find the band on Bandcamp.

Hosts + More

Show Notes

  • Captain America: Civil War.
  • Encore will be moving to a bi-weekly release schedule.
  • Main topic for the day — “album advance culture.” We talk about people who tweet about / write about albums they have before their release, and whether this is useful or harmful, and how we think is the best way to go about doing this.
  • News: Radiohead release an album, there’s a new Justin Timberlake song, and Modern Baseball is streaming its new album.
  • Listener questions: On showing up late to shows on purpose to only catch the headliner, and on Apple Music “stealing” your files.
  • JT Recommends: Blaqk Audio – Material; new Justin Timberlake song, new Radiohead album, and the new Chorus logo should be coming soon.
  • TN Recommends: Bad Timing Records’ “spring cleaning” sale.

Subscribe

You can subscribe to this podcast in iTunes, via any podcast player using our RSS feed, on SoundCloud, via Overcast, in Google Play, or on Stitcher. You can also find all of our previous episodes archived on our podcast page, iTunes, or on SoundCloud.

If you have any follow-up, questions, or a topic you’d like us to cover on a future episode, please send a tweet using the hashtag #askEncore. If you’d like to follow this podcast on Twitter we are at @encorepodcast. We love hearing from listeners and are always looking for topics both big and small to tackle. So, let us know!

If you like the podcast, could you please rate and review us on iTunes? It really does help. If you’re using the great podcast player Overcast, please hit the “recommended” button on the episodes you like. And if you have any friends that you think would like our podcast, please let them know! Word of mouth and telling people about this podcast will always be the best thing you can do to help us out. We really appreciate it.

Information about sponsoring our podcast can be found on this page, and if you become a member you get episodes a day early along with a bunch of other perks.

Jason Tate
Jason Tate Jason Tate is the founder and editor-in-chief of chorus.fm. He can also be found at @jason_tate on Twitter and on Facebook.