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Wow, I just treated myself to two awesome albums. Tritonus by Corvus Corax is German music from the middle ages that sounds like tribal celtic rock, while Ver Tanzt by Black Ox Orkestar is Jewish music from Canada that sounds like traditional music from Central Europe and possibly Turkey. Both are strongly evocative and deeply [...]
Here’s the quote where Reuters loses all credibility: "The industry blames the extensive online trade of free music for contributing to a massive slide in recorded music sales. A year ago it launched a multi-pronged effort to promote sanctioned online music stores such as Apple Computer Corp’s iTunes while suing those who share their music [...]
Webjay: "This is a draft of an API for client programs to manipulate Webjay. It has been implemented at a beta level. It is only a draft, and may change. Comments are requested."
Check out Radiohead’s “Paranoid Android” performed (mp3) by the University of Massachusetts’ drumline. Via Drumblog.
We learn on John Buckman’s blog that the RIAA bases its propaganda on sales-in data (to the channel) rather than sales-out (to end customers). Which makes sense since they’re in the forcefeeding-down-your-throat-with-threats business rather than please-buy-me-I’ll-be-nice-to-you business. Who cares about the end customer (or rather, the consumer, a word which literally means we’re meant to [...]
I started playing a bit with Traktor, and you really can’t improvise yourself a DJ. The first thing I’d need to do is know my tracks better, metatag them by BPM, and take notes as to what mixes well with what (the basics). Way down in my priority list, but I’ll hopefully get the time [...]
AP: "All five of the major music companies are discussing ways to boost the price of single-song downloads on hot releases – to anywhere from $1.25 to as much as $2.49. It isn’t clear how or when such a price hike would take place, and it could still be months away. Sales of such singles [...]
What Flickr does for pictures, TuneCircle wants to do for music libraries. I’d be more interested in seeing that kind of functionality embedded into file sharing apps than having to go to a separate environment, and the site is rather sparse at this point (at least the part you can read without creating an account). [...]
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