The reissue timebomb – Is the music industry too reliant on its back-catalogue?

Marc HenshallCulture & Industry, Sound Thoughts2 Comments

The internet is absolutely brimming with articles proclaiming that vinyl is back. Articles like this one: The Biggest Music Comeback of 2014 – Vinyl Records – The Wall Street Journal  Or this one… Weaned on CDs, They’re Reaching for Vinyl – The New York Times Everywhere you turn, there’s news of blossoming sales and the irony of an analogue renaissance in the … Read More

How to be more creative, and does being a musician help?

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A while ago, I wrote an article on creativity/arts in the business world, and questioned whether or not it was under valued or even discouraged in the business world. You can read the original article at the following link: www.soundmattersblog.com/creativityinbusiness However, the reason for my post, is that I was recently inspired to think about this further; following my discovery of … Read More

The History & Development Of Magnetic Pickups

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EARLY HISTORY During the big band era of the 1930’s and 40’s, swing music began to incorporate larger brass sections. This prompted the need for an amplified guitar in order to be heard. Early attempts at producing a louder instrument came in the form of resonator guitars, which consisted of thin, cone-like aluminum resonators placed inside a metal body. Although … Read More

Are Creativity & The Arts Overlooked In the Business World?

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Over 300,000 people graduate from UK Universities each year, and the number of people going into higher education in England is at an all time high. One reason for this is more and more people recognise that a degree is the best investments an individual can make into their future and a rewarding career. However, this inevitably means that competition is fierce, and standing out from other graduates when searching for gainful employment is more important than ever. Yet often in the corporate world, creative capabilities are misunderstood, under valued and even discouraged in the recruitment process. So why is this?