Digital Music

Digital music sales boost royalties

Songwriters, composers and music publishers received more money in royalties last year, as the growth in digital music sales for the first time offset the decline in traditional CD and DVD formats.

Album: Jon Thor Birgisson & Alex Somers, Riceboy Sleeps (Parlophone)

Riceboy Sleeps is the name under which Sigur Ros frontman Jon Thor Birgisson and his partner Alex Somers exhibit their artworks, and now serves as the title of their first album, the contents of which are accurately signalled in the press release's use of terms such as "contemplative dream-state" and "slowly evolving abstract landscapes".

WIN one of six fantastic MP3 players!

As we launch this competition it’s sunny outside, so we’ve decided that means it’s officially summer. So, what could be better than lounging outside in the garden, drinking lemonade, reading a good book and listening to some great music? Well, we can’t help with the garden, lemonade or book, but we can offer six lucky winners an MP3 player with built in FM radio. Can’t be bad!