Yes, it’s been a while since I’ve done one. I’ve been waiting until I had a chance to figure out which one of @TheBoyEllis’ songs on Soundcloud I should use. In the meantime, this one comes courtesy of @tpbdotorg: Now I’m going to go download his album, which you can do, too, right here.
Once upon a time there was a website called Lala. I think I first heard about them in an issue of Wired as an alternative to filesharing. Because, when Lala got started, it was all about cd trading — put the cd’s you don’t really care for anymore up in the pool, create a wishlist… Continue reading lala.com closes their doors: a case study in how to alienate your core userbase
I’m blissfully out of touch with most of what could be considered modern “pop” music, so I have very little opinion about Lady Gaga, per se, other than the fact that she seems a bit like an insane, overblown hybrid of Madonna and Britney Spears at their peaks. That said, she says some things about… Continue reading Lady Gaga doesn’t care if you steal her stuff as long as you go to her shows
Is Piracy Really Killing The Music Industry? No! | TorrentFreak. via @isohunt blah blah blah…still more evidence to support the idea that declining music sales and music piracy are not related. and more of the same RIAA whining about how they are, despite all data to the contrary. when can we just be done with… Continue reading Is Piracy Really Killing The Music Industry? No!
sam rosenthal, of projekt records, is back on his piracy soapbox again. he is asking each and every one of you to do your part to help stop piracy. he breaks the world down into two camps: camp a says: “Music should be free, fuck you for thinking I should pay for your music.” camp a is… Continue reading fighting music piracy one rapidshare file at a time
this post on the uk’s Telegraph shares the results of a recent analysis on where revenue is going. the short answer: it’s what i, and a lot of other people, have been saying for a long time — the big wigs are losing money but, on the whole, individual artists actually benefit from filesharing, even… Continue reading more on the music industry filesharing debate
Upstart Blogger restates some ideas I’ve been blogging about for a while. The question is, will anyone listen? Now is the time to force the music industry to change.
a couple of weeks ago i posted my reactions to some stuff that sam rosenthal was talking about on his projekt newsletter and facebook page. sam graciously took the opportunity to comment on my post, and one of his main points was this: Just because *you* buy music after nabbing it illegally, you are mistaken… Continue reading wake up, music industry!
some ideas occurred to me after my recent post about the music industry, and then erin said something that i thought was not only genius, but perfectly summed up the kind of thinking that needs to happen to save the music business: if you want to figure out what people will pay for online, look… Continue reading fix the music biz by taking cues from the porn industry
[audio:LastCaress.mp3] sam rosenthal is a very driven man. he’s built projekt records from the ground up, by himself, starting out as a way to release his own music as black tape for a blue girl. he did this back in the early 80s when starting your own record label was something you didn’t do, and his record… Continue reading the music industry’s last caress