It really isn’t questionable: Your frame of mind, mood and general state dictates what mood you’ll be producing in. But can you manipulate it? Meeting up with your homeboys, getting ready to make some rap music, it might be easy to find a platform. You are likely to grab a couple of beers and ‘download’ [...]
This wasn’t considered awesome. Gnarls Barkley covered by electrowaves … and what a job.
Two major ISPs each offer 6+ mio singles on a subscription. Download, stream and loads of DRM.
Be great – and be heard. Good advice doesn’t always have to be that complex. It simply isn’t enough having a label push you onto radio (or MTV) for that matter. It could be part of it, though. The be heard half is about getting attention. No matter how good you are, you need attention. [...]
Business Matters: Last.fm, Xbox, SXSW More p2p – Sweden grows music purchasing (because p2p downloads stopped?). Denmark has succes with ISP music subscription – musicians make money… Where is the traction – either way – and why do the labels insist on dying. Sigh. Oh, and other fun stuff in the ‘we dont have a [...]
What’s this ccMixter? ccMixter a remix community. Celebrating mashup and free culture. It’s also a promotional tool for Creative Commons, and the software powering the site, is an open source option for connecting progressive licensing on media sites. What’s this ArtisTech? A new music label, that says it tries to benifit from and develop models [...]
0,25 a track for downloads. Or simply use high quality streams. While it seems like the US based company behind BlueBeat has a noble and meanfull vision: stopping the insanity overpriced online music, it just can’t keep going this way. Itunes won’t be happy, the labels won’t be happy. Even the crybaby artists, that don’t [...]
Wow. Time keeps on flying – almost a month has passed since last update. And yet nothing amazing has happened. Why? Howcome nobody wants to talk about the success of Danish ISP TDC – that provides unlimited use of music on mobile and internet platforms. Two million users – tremondous amounts of paid money to [...]
After thinking about it, I retract my previous post: Stay the fuck away from all things social. Including twitter, facebook and everything else. STOP CRAPPING ALL OVER MY INTERNET. That goes for all search engine specialists as well – full of shit assholes, crapping all over useful audio results with spammy link schemes and click [...]
It’s distributed service. Take it anywhere – more or less. Easy to connect to other artists. Networking will never die. It’s shiny and 2.0. Hell yeah. and one more very important thing. Twitter is lifestreaming, microblogging and a whole lotte fancy stuff made simple. My version: an open textmessage. Wikipedia can give you a twitter [...]
Related to the previous rant, Techcrunch sums up label conservatism.
Hypebot has an interesting piece on Imeem. Of course Imeem is in trouble. Just like all the other Music 2.0 and oldschool Web 1.0 conservative labels. The labels are strangling whatever pennies they can in order to pay premium bonuses to the boards before the nepotists finally jump. You can only do so much assf*****. [...]
Sign up for SoundSnap, it’s free. Download five sounds a month. I thought it looked wrong last time I visited the site. Right for some. Annual license is $149 which will allow unlimited downloads. Anyway, just another ‘we are free until we have enough users’ – site. Hope it pans out for them. I have [...]