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. [...]

MTV Music Gets It Right

Tuesday, October 28th, 2008

Simple user interface, giant database of videos, easy search that works…and all built on the back of free content handed to them by the recording industry. Ha! MTV Music

MTV visits Portland, it could be over

Thursday, July 17th, 2008

MTV Music Videos MTV Shows Entertainment News They hit up the right bands – Eat Skull, White Fang, White Rainbow, Menomena, Panther, Honey Owens, Starfucker, Horse Feathers, Southern Belle, M Ward, Thermals, Fist Fite, Malkmus. And yet there is more than just white indie, folk, electronic, alt-rock in Portland. Where were the Lifesavas for instance?

Rhapsody drops DRM, Sells MP3s via Web, iLike, MTV and Yahoo

Monday, June 30th, 2008

Starting today, Rhapsody launches a new DRM-free, MP3 downloading service and they’ve also partnered with iLike, MTV Networks and Yahoo. The new service obviously challenges Apple’s iTunes service as Apple sticks to its allegiance to DRM on behalf of the record companies. And given that you can preview an entire MP3 file before you buy [...]

are blogs the heirs to music magazines and radio stations? yes

Tuesday, May 20th, 2008

The think tank at Nemo Design A couple of weeks ago I received an email from the International Federation of Phonographic Industries (IFPI). They asked me to remove a music file (MP3) of ‘Silence’ a track from Portishead. Under the rules of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA), the IFPI has every right to ask [...]

free mp3s, a music technology panel and a takedown notice

Saturday, May 10th, 2008

The thinking shed I suppose it was inevitable. The same day the Gang of Four news broke I received a letter from the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI) asking me to comply with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA). The IFPI has every right to ask me to comply with the law as [...]