but i'm working all weekend :/
I count 7, tops.
how can an act like rolo tomassi that had a (justified) ton of press for their early EPs and their 1st album be in a new acts list? surely there are acts that people haven't heard of that would benefit from the press?
Radiohead proved that if you have a sufficiently large/frothing following you can allow people to download your music potentially for nothing and still be gazillionaires.
given that the genie is out of the lamp and staying there, surely the question is how do new acts build that following?
i'd have to agree with lily that filesharing has had a detrimental effect on the careers of new artists. just not for the reasons she thinks.
and she's still a tool.
my top 3, albeit in the wrong order.
great to see 3 new bands making music that lives outside genre definitions winning this prize.
shame grammatics didn't clinch it though. what a record...