Digital Digest: Paul McCartney, Kaiser Chiefs, Michael Jackson and more
Paul McCartney, who has never been one to be behind the musical curve, is set to digitise his entire collection of music, photos, reviews and other bits and bobs in a project which will last the next three years - details on Wired - and also coming up for the ex-Beatle is a possible collaboration with Gorillaz on their next album – revealed in an interview given to The Quietus.
After releasing 20 tracks and inviting fans to pick and order whichever ones they wanted to form an album, Kasier Chiefs are to release an ‘official’ version of The Future is Medieval. Set to come out physically on June 27, it includes another new track Kinda Girl You Are, which wasn’t an option in the original package. More on Gigwise.
And as we come to the half-way point of the year, people are beginning to chime in with their suggestions for albums of 2011 so far. NPR have put up their top 25 thus far while Drowned in Sound have begun a debate on their message-boards.
The entirely fan recorded video for Michael Jackon’s Man Behind the Mask has surfaced on the King of Pop’s Facebook page. It shows people across the world from the Taj Mahal to Big Ben recreating some of his legendary dance moves and lip synching to the words.
After news broke of how Spotify might be making its steps into the American market, Billboard have an interesting article about how it’s a very serious danger to competitors.