I’m a new research intern at Decibel and during my time here I’ve been trying to organise what exactly it is that makes Decibel such a great service and where it fits in on the wider scale of the digital music platform both now and in the future. My background is in DJ’ing and electronic music production [...]
Company: Decibel Music Systems Sector: Data, Music, Tech Hours: Full Time, Flexible Contract Type: 6-month contract (possible extension up to 12-months) Salary: Negotiable. About Decibel Music Systems We want to ensure that digital music is complete with uniform and complete metadata. We believe music metadata will power the future of discovery and recommendation, and will [...]
Love it or hate it, it’s Valentine’s Day. It’s the time of year to write that Valentine’s card—or heart-felt confession of ardent love. But let’s face it: most of us are terrible at pouring our hearts out. The Decibel Team has chosen 10 love songs for some much needed inspiration. Be it glorious, undying love, [...]
As we are now officially in ‘advent’, Decibel’s ‘Track of the Day’ feature will be taking on a considerably more ‘festive’ flavour. To fill the Decibel blog with traditional songs like Wham’s ‘Last Christmas and Band Aid’s ‘Do They Know It’s Christmas?’ would be somewhat of a wasted opportunity considering the number of ‘hidden gem’ Christmas songs [...]
The first ‘Track of the Day’ for this week is ‘Don’t Deny Your Heart’ by Hot Chip. ‘Don’t Deny Your Heart’ is the latest single to be taken from the critically-lauded album ‘In Our Heads’, and is accompanied by a video directed by comedian Peter Serafinowicz. A comedian may seem an unusual choice to direct [...]
Black Chandelier, the first single to be taken from Biffy Clyro’s new album, ‘Opposites’, took roughly 12 seconds to announce the return of what could only be described as ‘Classic’ Biffy Clyro. Gone are the lofty, arena -filling, ‘Diet U2′ pretense of 2009′s ’Only Revolutions’, instead replaced by the unmistakable quirkiness of the band’s earlier [...]
The first ‘Track of the Day’ for this week is by ex-’Girls’ frontman-cum-new face of Saint Laurent Paris, Christopher Owens. ‘Here We Go’ is a fragile, sun-kissed Jethro Tull/Nick Drake-influenced ballad, and is the first single to be taken from Owens’ debut solo album, ‘Lysandre’, which is released on January 14th, 2013. Enjoy
Happy Halloween! To help you celebrate the annual appreciation of all things ‘scary’, we here at Decibel have come up with a spooky/creepy/scary (delete as applicable) playlist for your Halloween party. Not having a Halloween party? Don’t worry, there are enough tunes here that the playlist can be enjoyed all year round. Enjoy.
Last week the Rolling Stones’ marked their 50th anniversary by announcing that they would be playing a series of gigs at the O2 arena in London and the Prudential Centre in New Jersey this November. Fans’ celebrations were cut short when tickets were revealed to cost anywhere between £90 and £375 (without VAT or additional [...]
Decibel are happy to confirm that Evan Stein, CIO, will be speaking at Creative Industries’ ‘Partnering for Innovation’ event today at Wallacespace in London. Further details can be found on Creative Industries’ website: https://connect.innovateuk.org/web/9390327
The inaugural Decibel ‘Track of the Day’ comes from Manchester’s Egyptian Hip Hop. Tobago is a track off their debut album, Good Don’t Sleep. <iframe width=”100%” height=”166″ scrolling=”no” frameborder=”no” src=”http://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fapi.soundcloud.com%2Ftracks%2F63030903&show_artwork=true”></iframe> Enjoy.
Lizzy Lizzy likes music and fashion (which you can find her blogging about via her twitter @impatienstyle). She has just graduated from Exeter University with a third in cashew nut studies. Her favourite colour is yellowy-brown, which some know as the ‘cashew-hue.’ In her spare time she likes to think about creating a clothing line [...]