Pampelmoose New Music Hour on 4-28-09

Tuesday, April 28th, 2009

White Denim Week number 3 of the Pampelmoose New Music Hour radio show on The show airs twice a week – every Tuesday at 3PM PST and 6PM EST and every Sunday at 8AM PST and 11AM EST. The show streams live – visit the WOXY homepage and click on your preferred method of [...]

Pampelmoose Blog Music and Video now on iPhone

Sunday, April 26th, 2009

iheartnewmusic A new iPhone app has launched called iheartnewmusic and it provides a cool and simple way to stream all the music on Pampelmoose as well as many other blogs. You can see a video tutorial here – iheartnewmusic video and you can download the application directly from this link if you have iTunes installed. [...]

The End of The Music Album as The Organizing Principle

Wednesday, April 1st, 2009

It doesn’t seem that long ago since Radiohead did what was once unimaginable – release an album without being signed to a major record company. On the long march to digital ubiquity as the means of music delivery Radiohead avoided the tar pit that seems to be major label thinking and came out clear winners. [...]

Ben Taylor on Tour – Says Pay What You Want For My CDs, Sells More

Sunday, February 15th, 2009

I inadvertently set off quite a debate this week when I posted a few slides from a presentation that I often use when I speak at music conferences. I wrote a post entitled ‘How Bands Can Make More Money By Not Putting a Price on a CD’. Of the 44 resulting comments the majority of [...]

Amazon Gives Me Free Music

Sunday, December 28th, 2008

Not only does the Amazon MP3 store have hundreds of free MP3s and 256kb DRM-free at that, it is now ponying up $5 worth of free downloads to me just for buying music that I actually want. iTunes beware, I have quit you. Should I consider EMusic anyone?

Wal-Mart Ends DRM On Its MP3 Download Sales – What Now iTunes?

Monday, September 29th, 2008

Boing Boing posted a story about Wal-Mart ending its use of DRM wrappers on its MP3 download service and how, for its customers, there is now the inconvenience of backing up those MP3s by burning them to disc. If the files are not saved that way they will no longer be available via the Wal-Mart [...]

Sub Pop, 20 years of indie music

Wednesday, July 9th, 2008

I’m not one to promote the iTunes store but when a Northwest indie label not only succeeds and stays in business while getting to be 20 years old it feels good to be a supporter. And for those of you who haven’t got a CD shelf or computer full of Sub Pop artists’ tunes now [...]

podington bear is none other than chad of hush records

Wednesday, July 2nd, 2008

I am not sure I enjoy a mystery revealed. Here’s the story – “Anonymous musician Podington Bear made his musical den on the internet in the beginning of 2007, announcing he intended to write, record and release three songs a week, via podcast and blog. 156 songs total. During this campaign Podington Bear was spotlighted [...]