August 29, 2006
This is cool. I was working on a similar thing years ago, but without much funding, or well, much more than a good URL ;)
August 16, 2006
New Models for Labels
May 25, 2006
Getting Better All The Time
Audio engineers are shrinking sound systems, improving sound quality both on portable devices and in the living room.
March 21, 2006
Pandora - music profiling
Terry Heaton writes: "I've developed a new habit over the past few months that I want to share. It's called Pandora, and I think it may be the most significant new concept to come down the pike in years. You may have heard of it -- you may even be an experienced user -- but Pandora is much more than it seems, and that's what I want to share with you. ¶ For the unenlightened, Pandora is a music application connected to what the founder calls the 'Music Genome Project.' In a nutshell, the creators have listened to thousands of songs and coded each with 'genes' -- common attributes that enable users to find music they like. ..." Link: The POMO Blog
Updated 3/18/2006: Tim Eby in a comment below reminds us to also check out Last.fm. Steve Krause writes about both in
Updated 3/19/2006: Check out Mahashunyam's comments on this at Bubblegeneration. --Dennis
March 09, 2006
Digital static on AM
"... A growing number of radio listeners are encountering similar interference -- hisses, whistles or static -- on their favorite AM stations. The problem for WTRI began about a year ago, when Bonneville International Corp.'s WTOP, the AM station at 1500, began using a digital signal that interfered with WTRI's analog signal in some broadcast areas. It's one of the unexpected consequences of the radio industry's transition to digital broadcasts. ...¶... The AM stations most affected are those whose neighboring stations -- nearby on the dial -- add a digital signal. In most cases, including Mr. Rizer's, the interference doesn't stretch into a station's core coverage area, as defined in its Federal Communications Commission license. But in fringe areas, signals can be fuzzy, or lost entirely. ..."
March 07, 2006
Copyright in a Digital World
DRM news / p2pnet: "The battles over copyright policy in
Washington D.C. are nothing new, but the digitizing of copyrighted
works and the ability to quickly and widely distribute protected works
has raised the stakes on this debate," says the US Public Policy
Committee of the Association for Computing Machinery web site, going on:
Radio Broadcast Flag
Ken "Caesar" Fisher writes: "The radio broadcast flag is gaining momentum. House Representative Mike Ferguson (R-N.J.) is introducing legislation that would establish a broadcast flag for audio and also change the way in which the music industry licenses radio itself. The Audio Broadcast Flag Licensing Act of 2006, H.R. 4861, is quite a shocker. Or maybe not, depending on what brand of cynicism you like with your afternoon tea. ..." Link: Ars Technica.
Another "Tivo for Radio" service
Bsquare - the Seattle Post Intelligencer reports that the software and high-tech consulting company has launched Snaptune, a software application which enables users to record FM radio broadcasts on their PC. Users can then browse and play the recorded tracks without having to listen to commercials or DJs. Snaptune also allows users to transfer the tracks to a portable music player. According to the article, the service displays track information as well as a direct link enabling users to purchase the album from Amazon.com.
February 28, 2006
National Film Archives via Google!
Google announced Friday that it is teaming with independent federal agency the National Archives to launch a pilot program that will make holdings of the National Archives, including digitized video of historic films, available for free online.
January 23, 2006
Music Like Water
Gerd Leonhard has republished his disertation for another round of discussion, hoping to gain more attention for a theory and solution which the industry will never accept...until it's too late?
January 09, 2006
Buying Music From Anywhere
A company called the Orchard is seeking to make money by purchasing music from small independent and foreign labels, and then distributing it to digital music services.
The Net Is a Boon For Indie Labels
Exploiting online message boards, music blogs and social networks,independent music companies are making big advances at the expense of
the four global music conglomerates.
November 28, 2005
playTagger from del.icio.us
Play Tagger allows you to easily play mp3 files directly on your
will automatically become playable right on the page. In addition, your
visitors will have the opportunity to easily tag and post the mp3 link
to del.icio.us. This script is extremely lightweight, as is the flash
movie that plays on demand.
Video Podcast directory
Vodstock is a new video podcast directory site. The site currently has about 350 vodcasts and vlogs.
October 18, 2005
More happy Net Labels
operated “by musicians, for musicians.”
StreamPad sounds ... Interesting
Streampad is your destination for music on the web. You can listen to your own library streamed from home, live concerts*, and other great music from around the web.
October 14, 2005
HOWTO Rip DVD Movies To Your iPod
Very cool procedures that I may never use :)
September 21, 2005
aurgasm mp3 blog
aurgasm brings to you an eclectic menagerie of aural pleasures. I scout out music you've never heard and deliver only the finest. Expect music curiously different, yet simply enjoyable.
DJ Kentaro vs Shamisen
Amazing video of a shamisen/turntable duet.
a rancid amoeba
Record labels and industry related articles on this site.