Little Spoon was shaped when two musicians wanted to create music for his or her wives to sing. It formed as a reaction against the more and more violent punk scene in LA, and generated intense industry interest, however most bands (excluding the Bangs, who became the Bangles) failed to attain commercial success after signing to major labels.
Listeners who say they’re tuning out are usually not in opposition to the greater airtime for local music on SABC radio stations but say the ninety% quota is too high and are also upset over Motsoeneng’s order forcing radio stations catering to a specific cultural and language market segment to “cross-polinate” with different local music.
While situating itself inside these debates concerning the relationship of local and international musical production and consumption, the paper explores the totally different methods of two northern English cities and their makes an attempt to promote culture, and music, within each cities `cultural quarter’: Sheffield’s Cultural Industries Quarter and Manchester’s Northern Quarter.
But what it does show is that unless playback of a locally saved music monitor is first initiated before the web is disabled, then Alexa then has no idea what is enjoying domestically, even after the connection is re-established during playback.
I’m up to 200 odd local music submissions per week at 5FM and while there is some sense of entitlement amongst certain artists that being local is sufficient to get playlisted (it’s not), on the whole my DJs and music desk are discovering plenty of new expertise that had been simply too shy to return forward or too little to beat out Beyoncé in the playlist meeting.