A–Z Series

  1. Analysis: A Look Beyond The Album Format

    May 04, 2010 12:00 AM EDT In 2007, the Northern Irish rock band Ash announced it was giving up the album format, which it called “contrived” and “outdated,” and instead decided to release only singles. Last year, it started to release a new digital track every two weeks. C ...

  2. Ash Debuts 'A-Z' Singles Series

    October 12, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Irish rock band Ash has debuted a long-planned subscription model that represents one of the clearest examples of a band’s rejection of the traditional album format and release cycle. Subscriptions are often considered to be the future of recorded ...

  3. Ash To Release Singles Alphabet

    May 19, 2009 12:00 AM EDT U.K. rock act Ash will release a new track for every letter of the alphabet from September, issuing the songs every fortnight over a 12-month period. The trio from Northern Ireland has been recording the songs for the "A-Z Series" at the ...