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Death knell of the CD format?

Excellent graphic from NY Times on the sales life of the different music formats from 1973 to 2008. Read more

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What could you compose to win £50,000?

Last week, the PRS Foundation launched the third New Music Award.The foundation is the UK’s only independent funder of new music across all genres and are continually launching schemes to… Read more

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Exclusive music from Micah P. Hinson

Society of Sound artist, B&W office favourite and resident of Abilene, Texas,  Micah P.Hinson has kindly allowed us to preview four tracks exclusively from his new album of covers, All… Read more

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Beatles remasters – the last gasp of the CD format?

It’s been impossible to avoid the news of the Beatles remasters and much debate has ensued within the office. Primarily, why the mono boxset has less content, no DVD, but… Read more

The Death of Bunny Munro by Nick Cave

Nick Cave 3D audio spatial mix anyone?

Nick Cave’s new novel, The Death of Bunny Munroe, is being released as an audiobook this week. Not so interesting as news in itself,  but it’s being released via Apple’s… Read more

David Rhodes Bittersweet

David Rhodes debut album Bittersweet

This month’s album has taken years to come together. It’s not that David Rhodes is a particularly slow worker as much as he’s been very in demand as a session… Read more

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What Hi-F? review of Society of Sound

What Hi-Fi? Sound & Vision has some very positive things to say about Society of Sound in this online review which also appears in the October issue. They save particular… Read more

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CD remasters – what’s been your most disappointing – and your best?

We at Bowers & Wilkins in the London office have a certain love affair with the retail institution that is Fopp. It may have disappeared from many city centres throughout… Read more

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Do we need another digital music format?

  According to What Hi-Fi? Sound and Vision the music industry is getting together to launch another new digital music format. The new downloadable format – currently called CMX –… Read more