Words on World Music

Blog archives for January, 2009


Archive for January, 2009

Wednesday, January 21st, 2009

It’s looking like it will be easier to tap into the world music we know and love (or are discovering)  In this story we learn that the “global leader in digital distribution, marketing, and technology solutions for the independent music and film industry, ” IODA, will now be distributing Som Livre, Munich, Caribbean Music Group, […]

Wednesday, January 21st, 2009

Lots of changes in the world this week — including the best political news we’ve had in years — the inauguration of Barack Obama! And this week worldbeatcanada radio does its best to bring you the finest music from where we live — Earth. Plus the music of, and an interview with, the very interesting […]

Tuesday, January 20th, 2009

You have to say the French have culture.  For one thing, they invented the word.  I understand it’s pretty thick on the ground over there.  So it’s nice when they recognise an artist’s contribution to world culture. Donovan — that darling boy and hurdy-gurdy man of the 60s and 70s (can you tell I had […]

Sunday, January 18th, 2009

A conference next month in Berlin will discuss the conumdrum of audio poverty — how the situation has arisen where artists are not able to be make money from their work. Audio Poverty will bring to the fore the situation of “Material impoverishment of artists and the decline of the music industry”. Of all songs […]

Saturday, January 17th, 2009

We couldn’t believe it when the fog cleared away this weekend and delivered a sunny day.  It’s very hard to stay cheerful when you are surrounded by grey — fog, dirty snow, even the trees look grey and bare.  It’s kind of like living in an old, wet, grey wool sock. But one sunny day […]