Netlabel Maltine mulls a move to the majors

Music Oct 3, 2016

Netlabel Maltine mulls a move to the majors

by Patrick St. Michel

Music runs online in 2016. Songs become smash hits via YouTube, while global superstars command attention by giving exclusives to streaming services. Looking back at a time when web-only artists were novel seems absurd now. "Around 2010, I think the internet music scene really existed ...

'Jack' event declares: ‘Let there be J-pop!’

Music Oct 18, 2015

'Jack' event declares: ‘Let there be J-pop!’

by Patrick St. Michel

Over the past two years, Simon Whybray's monthly club night and online mix series “Jack” (stylized in all caps) has featured high-energy songs from around the globe, including a healthy dose of J-pop. It's surprising, then, when he reveals his gateway into Japanese music ...