The Washington Post (via Yahoo) has a wire service report about changes in the music industry during coverage of the annual South by Southwest music festival, including some pointed commentary from Elvis Costello:
As soon as broadband is big enough, the record (retailing) business is over," Costello said, according to the Hollywood Reporter. "They will have to change or die ... It's going to be about five minutes to the end. All bets are off." Costello also said that "music chains like Tower Records had 'let the spirit go out of it.'"
The Guardian Unlimited's Observer music section gets Tom Waits to list his 20 favorite albums:
In the first of an occasional series in which the greatest recording artists reveal their favourite records, Tom Waits writes about his 20 most cherished albums of all time. So for the lowdown on Zappa and Bill Hicks, step right up...
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