MMM Thoughts

MMM Thoughts: Do we Actually Need Music Awards?

Photo Credit: CBS.com Have you ever heard the song “McFlurry” by the Sleaford Mods? Banging track. The outro consists of vocalist Jason Williamson mockingly chanting “I’ve got a Brit Award, I’ve got a Brit Award // No Surrender, No Surrender // Animal, five-day bender,” imitating the attitudes of overblown rock stars celebrating dubious awards in a played… Read more

MMM Thoughts: Album Sales vs. The Quality of Music – Which Truly Measures Success?

Photo Credit: Collages via Billboard Most people will tell you that the only success that translates financially is “success.” In music, certainly, it’s thought to be almost entirely mathematical: the more records an artist has sold, the more “successful” they are (of course, in recent decades the number of downloads and streams would also have… Read more

MMM Thoughts: Physical Media vs. Streaming Services – Which is a Better Listening Experience?

Photo Credit: PEOPLEIMAGES/GETTY IMAGES There’s no doubt that technology has changed the way of life for modern people across the globe. From self-driving cars to automated purchases and even media consumption, people have adapted the changing tech into their lives. Entire business models have needed to revamp to keep with the changing times, and the… Read more

MMM Thoughts: Music & Politics – Should Musicians Express Their Views Through Music?

It’s a tale that repeats with each new generation: the artist angers the masses by marrying artistic vision with principles. In this millennium, we’ve already witnessed notable examples from popular musicians: The Chicks denouncing George Bush and the Iraq War. Lady Gaga protesting Russia’s ban on homosexuality at a tour stop in Moscow. Beyoncé evoking… Read more