My review of the event!
Thank you Mediaeater
This is going to be awwwesome.
Catch They Might Be Giants and others playing music composed for robots literally
26 hours of non-stop, amazing and completely free music. HOLY SHIT
This looks amazing (and free). 26 Hours of UNINTERRUPTED live music including Clogs, The Books & Yo La Tengo. It might be worth the trip from FL
No, not really.
Some really great shots in there. I'm looking forward to this issue!
My recording of a talk I saw him give in June 2004
Great collection of worthwhile NMH Covers
Donate video equipment to support Alive in Baghdad (weekly video blog that brings testimonies from individual Iraqis, footage of daily life in Iraq, and short news segments from Iraq to you)
I am 43.20% mainstream :P
You have to sign up to their bumberfan club first to get the deal
Presale starts March 29, 10am w/ password GREATESTHITS
This is so emo it's almost annoying, but I can't stop playing it
"Some industry watchers have wondered if indie rock fans are buying the albums as a way to financially support their heroes. Has buying an album become like the voluntary entrance fee at a museum, something you do because you "should" rather than because you "have to?""
Puts my Mixtape to shame!
And enter the contest to win 12 CDs
It is/was unbareable how slow the internet got.
They were showing this in the expo but I don't think it was made public..until now!
Brett and I are sitting in the Tampa airport, waiting to leave!
David Nunez will be the guy with the permanent smile handing out orange smiley face stickets :)
I'm using this as a backup if I have open time slots.
I hope this takes off, so beautifully executed. Best feature: "view profile in default styling"
Though most pick the 1 badge and wristbands for all band members instead
Early Bird discounts now available
Under the new royalty structure, an Internet radio station with an average listenership of 1000 people would owe $134,000 in royalties during 2007. That’s over $11 per listener per month in 2007.
A bit expensive at $30, but looks fantastic
Top 5 Music Stealing Schools: Ohio, Purdue, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, U of Tenn and U of S. Carolina.
Perdue, who ignores most RIAA complaints, says "We are a leading technology school with thousands and thousands of curious and talented technology students."
Check out their covers of Iron Maiden and Black Sabbath
They post some pretty great Youtube vids (check out the Jack Black one)
Anthony (Hype Machine) and I will be checking things out and reporting back here
Reason #1240 To Love NYC: Somebody else is always at a show, is closer, and taking photos.
"A volunteer, non-commercial network created with free software for free media"
A nice overview of how 2007 is going to break the old way of doing things
Even bigger picture: "Imagine what will happen to the "broadcast" market when the unicast market can destroy it at any time?"
739 MP3s, 3.1GB; Usually they release 2-3 sets
Including: Red Hot Chili Peppers, Foo Fighters, Snoop Dogg, AFI, Damien Rice, Snow Patrol, John Legend, Akon, Mana, Kelly Clarkson and Korn
I saw her in Brooklyn in November and they put on a *fantastic* show. Very Beautiful.
This bjork's for you Daniel
They thought he wanted to openly license FairPlay haha
"If such requirements were removed, the music industry might experience an influx of new companies willing to invest in innovative new stores and players. This can only be seen as a positive by the music companies."
Will let users stream their ENTIRE catalog online (that includes WMG's labels like Atlantic, Elektra, Lava, Maverick, Nonesuch, Reprise, Rhino, Sire, Warner Bros. and Word)
Haha, so ridiculous and so dumb
Albums will still thrive for artists that create music as an experience instead of consumable entertainment.
On his love of horror, use of horror imagery in his writing, and how he thinks about ghosts, memory, and more.
Bizarre, challenging, sexual and enjoyable.
Featuring free tracks from Aloe Blac, Madlib the Beat Konducta, J. Rocc, and Arabian Prince
- Starbucks Chairman Howard Schultz
Matt's brilliant article pondering why they would make such a difficult album
Bad: It's in real audio format, and you cant skip tracks
Hop on the $250 tickets now, before they get even more expensive. Password: INDIO
I've been meaning to write about how this over-hyped band isn't actually over-hyped. I LOVE THEM.
Highlights: Rage Against The Machine!, Arcade Fire, Interpol, Air, The Decemberists, Spank Rock, Hot Chip, Grizzly Bear
"[It's suprising] that major record labels haven't set up their own audioblogs, given the vast inventory of albums they've accumulated over the years".
2007 will be an interested year for online music retailers. Best Battle Bet: iTunes, eMusic, Myspace Stores
Gotta love that they sell tickets before they even announce WHOS GOING. Password: ROXANNE
Some fun features, especially the genre pie charts and wikipedia pages
I recently subscribed to this mag
Stand over LEDs on the floor and this catchs an audio signal that nobody else can hear. Potential uses: museums, zoos etc with audio tours.
I'm seeing her tonight! And man do I love Hiro Ballroom
Best part are the MS Paint drawings!
A little gimmicky and sounds cooler than it looks but still interesting
The Cure play for the first time since 2004's Coachella (I was there!)
Great twice-a-month newsletter from the Flavorpill people
I'll be seeing her with Anthony and Scott on Tuesday in NYC
I haven't tried it yet, but sounds pretty awesome
More of an industry type of conference, but looks really interesting
I've been wanting something like this forever, and it's not the total answer, but it's a baby step
A loveletter from your soundguy
"Everything I get from record companies, I toss in a bin," he said. "I put in a CD, and if I like the song, I listen to the next, and if I like the third song I take it home. I hardly read music magazines. If I decide I like a CD, then I'll start poking around on the Web to see what people have written." - Bob Boilen (director of NPR's All Songs Considered)
A 256MB USB key, for $25, loaded with their album as MP3s, a ton of live tracks, graphics, videos, ringtones, and basically everything else you could want.
Long-winded but really insightful, enjoyful entry. I look forward to more from this guy
"They have no interest in making personal statements. 'It's something we've tried to avoid entirely; to remove the ego from the writing process'"
Compiled of 30 different artists favorite tracks of the year
The Knife, TVoTR, Joanna, G. Killah, The Hold Steady (there I just blew it for you)
Ticketmaster's convenience charge is 28% of the ticket price!
If you are even remotely close to Burbank, CA that is..
There goes youtube, google, the hype machine and podbop...
Just take this photo over to your local shop :)
A live version has been floating around for years, but is a newer. You can listen to the album version by calling 1-866-NEON-BIBLE x7777 (clever marketing ploy)
With stories about his Dundie, good music, and unwelcomed guests
Mashup of Last.fm & Amazon data. Not super useful, but cool proof-of-concept
But leaves out my 2 favorites: Tag&Rename and MusicBrainz
Find out what some of Pitchfork's favorite artists enjoyed listening to in 2006.
The 11-month-old son of J. Robbins (Jawbox, Burning Airlines, Channels) was diagnosed with Spinal Muscular Atrophy. It is often fatal and he will never walk. Please donate.
Short answer: NO (but as digital music grows, companies like iTunes should think about this)
Or grab the mp3 (via s'gum)
Because 100 would be cliche
With music by The White Stripe's Jack White that you can get here
And they sing covers of Coldplay, Radiohead, Sonic Youth and more.
From the McSweeny's crew; 4 issues annually for $40
And I almost thought it was impossible for me to love Woxy even more.
I had the normal version of this with me in Europe last year, amazingly correct most of the time
With collaborations including Fountains of Wayne, Smashing Pumpkins, Ryan Adams, Ben Kweller, Nada Surf and My Morning Jacket
I saw them @ Zebulon while I was in NYC last month. LOVED it.
Brilliantly executed with the hockey card treatment
Why did they wait till December to announce this then?
"I'd rather focus my energies developing my own traffic than nursing off of a corporate monster."
What do you think?
96 people died on that February 20th, 2003 night.
Sorry Mac/Linux users: " We're rolling out with some content DRM'd, using Windows DRM, at the insistence of our content partners."
Ever wonder what industry folks get to see? Check it out for free
This is their 15th mix, and they have been pretty good at mixing it up with genres and unknown acts
Or "A rant on how his evironmentalism means you won't be seeing him live"
You have gotta see that thing.
(Killer mashup by Electric Zoo)
"...artists are using the internet to maintain their identities separate from record company machinations or even to run their own careers."
Request some stickers, take some photos, best photo wins $50
With $854 million of revenue, their margins seem really, really small don't you think?
Bought for 75 cents at a flea market, its now going for $18k on ebay (with 7 days left!)
Performers include Matisyahu, Stephen Malkmus, Explosions In The Sky, Four Tet, The Slip, Girl Talk, My Morning Jacket, Cat Power, The Hold Steady (and a shitload of hippy bands)
- Win from The Arcade Fire on (RED) (via Media Eater)
Tangent: Why do all the PF designs (old and new) suck?
I was holding off posting this till I figured out what all the songs were, but somebody beat me to the punch
I almost thought this was a good idea for Podbop till I listened to the Gainesville feed (712-432-3030) and remembered that phones only support like 32kbps
There are only 20 people signed up right now, but I'm considering it.
Recommended: Aloe Blacc, Ladyhawk, Tiombe Lockhart
Including Bloc Party, Vive La Fete, State Radio, Adrian Borland, LPG, Versus the World, Daughters of Soul and more
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(They are an award winning experimental/classical group)
The experimental/classical composer that has challenged the musical landscape for decades
Great, simple, and touching video that reminds me of the holidays
Kinda takes away the nostalgia of flipping through the pages to select your song though
"I am afraid of the analogous phenomena happening: blog as signifier for experience, rather than experience itself."
Could possibly be used to provide more information for Podbop or Hype Machine streams
And in other news, nobody is using their iPod Video to watch videos. If I had one I would definitely watch ZeFrank on it though
Put together based on what music bloggers wrote about the most this year
Podbop was launched at the first one in SF last March
November 13 - 19 featuring Saul Williams, Mute Math, Trail of Dead, Blood Brothers, The Draft and more. Panels on Saturday.
With music by Blonde Redhead, Calexico, Thurston Moore and more
I'll be there!
Which makes sense, because I swear I saw their guitarist selling merch for The Blow all week
Like CSS, Cold War Kids & The Decemberists
They got Colin Meloy, John Darnielle, Tim Harrington and more to talk about their favorite albums which you can then buy directly.
They carry the asian theme out so well and the paper lamps make for some great ambiance
"Everyone laughed at the Star Wars Kid; everyone wanted to be the Numa Numa Guy—to feel that un-self-consciously self-conscious joy"
and Pitchfork says no way
and when you click on it for more info you get charged
But Subpop has been policing torrent and blog sites like no other, which is funny because everyone, so far, has said the album is mediocre.
This is awesome. I'm looking forward to more labels following suit.
Sadly, I have to agree, though I really loved his 2002 About A Boy soundtrack.
The catch: Songs can only be listened to using their ad-supported software, and each song works on just one computer at a time.
It launches October 31st @ CMJ
Damn good deal to for Asobi Seksu, Man Man, Mountain Goats, Okkervil River, Portastatic and more
He made the album too desirable with DIY album art and a dvd of home videos