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25 May 2008 @ 04:59 am
Modulate UK tour  
May 29th - Ivory Blacks, GLASGOW.
Doors 8pm. Tickets £8

May 30th - Woolstock III festival, The Subculture, LEEDS.
Doors 7pm. Tickets £8.50

May 31st - Slimelight, LONDON.
Doors 11pm (Modulate on stage at 1am)

Tickets £8 non-members £5 members </p>

Please note: although Modulate have been listed on the tickets and advertised as playing the pre-Slimelight show featuring XP8, Uberbyte and Revolution By Night, this is absolutely NOT the case and frankly misleading by the promoter of that event. Modulate are playing the Slimelight club night ONLY and will be on stage at approx 1am.

Royowdbetts on August 7th, 2008 11:11 pm (UTC)
Maybe not news to you, but I just heard Skullfuck on Tormented Radio...

echoecho_echo on August 7th, 2008 11:44 pm (UTC)
It is, thanks. :)

I'm never sure about net radio tbh. Good thing or bad thing. Exposure: in some ways good, in some ways bad. The whole music industry is going through a major upheaval. It'll be interesting to see how it pans out.
(Anonymous) on August 7th, 2008 11:57 pm (UTC)
Tormented Radio has actually caused me to buy quite a lot of music. They tag everything properly so your player shows you what you're listening to, but better, their web page shows all the recently played tracks so you don't just miss something and then wonder what it was.

A fair amount of stuff I've bought as a result of Tormented (admitedly probably more so when I was first getting into this scene than now) are tracks that I knew from hearing in clubs, but Tormented helped me ID them...

I'm having difficulty seeing what the negative is, but anyway as far as I'm concerned, if dj dead is playing your stuff it means you've arrived :-)

Royowdbetts on August 7th, 2008 11:58 pm (UTC)
Erm, I didn't mean to post that anonymously, sorry.

echoecho_echo on August 8th, 2008 12:11 am (UTC)
It's hard to say. If there is streaming to be done, generally I'd rather it be from my pages. Is it more exposure, sure, does that equate to ticket sales or CD sales, that is the hard one. Theoretically people could listen to that all day and never buy a CD and unlike other radio, net radio pay no royalties.

If anyone in this scene was making much money off it it wouldn't be much of an issue, but the truth is that a lot of artists and labels are barely keeping their head above water financially these days.

The bottom line is, I don't know if it is a benefit or not. If it's non-commercial I generally don't mind, it is when you see various net stations and you see people all taking their share of the pie and the artists getting non of it that irks.

I like very much what LastFM have just done, which is radio and plays on demand, but with a subscription service. Each play, you receive a small royalty. It's not much but it is fair.