Tuesday, 9 September 2014

Conflicts: Dropping unsigned artists from in-store playlists... (09/09/14)

Recently, the Co-Op dropped unsigned artists from their in-store playlist after staff complaints, but were they right to do that?

Personally, I enjoy going into a shop and not having to listen to the usual chart tracks, which have already been played on the radio on the way to the shop... I'm not too sure whether I'd prefer to listen to songs that are already murdered by radio over and over again whilst I worked or less heard of songs, that I only heard at work.

I can't fathom why employees complained about unsigned artists being played in the shop, surely it's the same as signed artists being played on repeat? I'm not sure I'd complain, and surely there was a reason Co-Op, used their music in the first place?

I'd like to hear your opinions... Were Co-Op right to drop unsigned artists from their in-store playlists? Why would the employees complain? Are unsigned artists any different from signed artists?

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Chart: Superheroes - The Script

'Superheroes' is a track by Irish pop rock band, The Script and has been released from their fourth studio album 'No Sound Without Silence'. The song was written for 'the unsung heroes in the world' and has a similar tone lyrically to their previous song 'Hall of Fame' and Katy Perry's 'Firework' and musically to Coldplay's 'Paradise'. It's doing well in the charts, peaking at #1 in the iTunes UK Singles Chart and #1 in the Irish Singles Chart. 



Live Performance: Medley - Jessie J, Ariana Grande & Nicki Minaj

Performing at the VMAs, Ariana Grande, Nicki Minaj and Jessie J, this medley fuses all their tracks together rather well. 'Break Free' is first, a track by Ariana Grande, the second single from her second studio album 'My Everything'. Next is 'Anaconda', the controversial track by Nicki Minaj, from her fourth studio album 'The Pinkprint' and finishing with 'Bang Bang' featuring Jessie J, Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj, being released as the lead single from Jessie's upcoming album 'Sweet Talker', all tracks have peaked in the Top 5 of the US Billboard Hot 100. 


Cover: Stay With Me - FKA twigs

'Stay With Me' is originally by Sam Smith from his debut album 'In The Lonely Hour' and peaked at #1 in the UK Singles Chart. However, here it is covered in an incredible and unique way by English singer/songwriter FKA twigs... Enjoy! 


Youtube: Chasing The Sun - Kirsty Lowless

Kirsty is an unsigned artist with a stunning voice. Here she is covering Hilary Duff's 'Chasing The Sun', she uploads covers regularly and you'll find some originals in the mix too. Definitely one to spend an evening chilling to and discovering highlights in her music. 


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