- Spotify: “The Top 40 is over” – the great cultural fragmentation means that 43,000 artists make up 90% of streams in 2020, up from 16,000 in 2015.
- The rise and fall of the custom ringtone industry. And how the ringtone industry created the iPhone app store.
- Brilliantly terrible records: the Terrible Lizards’ heavy metal medley, recorded by Jo Callis and engineer Dave Allen in downtime on the Human League’s Dare.
- If you ever wondered what happened to the Human League in the 1980s, and how it all ended up petering out like it did, Ian Burden tells the story. tl;dr Phil Oakey.
It’s so weird how all the music I listened to between the ages of 16 and 22 just happened to be the best music ever made. What are the chances
— jamison (@jhermann) June 20, 2019