Saturday, 24 January 2009

Rebellion takes hold of iTunes

Photo by Tessa Angus (​www.​tessaangus.​com)​

Here's an interesting story, that my student Tom brought to my attention. 

Over the last week or so an unsigned London-based band called the Boxer Rebellion have managed to come from nowhere and storm the online charts of iTunes, in both the UK and USA.

The band self-produced and published their album, and on its creative merits alone, had one of their songs designated as an iTunes' Free Single of the Week.

The response has been huge and it's a sign of how far the relationship that's existed traditionally between the institutions of the music industry, the performers looking for funding to create good songs, and the audiences who purchase them, has changed and evolved.

You can listen to the Boxer Rebellion's songs and watch videos here, and if you're interested in their background story, then read more here.


Don said...

I always enjoy my forays into another domain of knowledge. That's how I feel visiting your blog. Thanks, and well done! (It's fun to catch a glimpse of what's happening in other fields. Amazingly, information gleaned in one area contributes to another. Knowledge is more complementary rather than conflicting. We do live in a Uni-Verse (One Truth).

Sunny said...

iTunes conquers the world. I've discovered most of worthy modern music there.

Sacha van Straten said...

Hi Don,

Thanks for the kind words. I'm glad you find my postings informative.

Sunny, you're right. iTunes has become a one stop shop for anything audio visual, and that's why I love it.

If only Apple didn't charge so much for the iPhone I'd be sorted!!