Tag: music

  • Amazon Isn’t Paying License Fees for “Cloud Drive”

    [paidContent:][link] >Amazon has launched its new online music locker and streamer without any licenses from the labels whose material it will store and distribute, the labels’ umbrella group IFPI tells paidContent. Not a problem, replies Amazon—licenses aren’t necessary for its new Cloud Drive. The music industry is (and has been) [suing MP3Tunes][sue] because they’ve offered…

  • “Stacking” Soundtrack List

    [A list of all the music found in Double Fine’s wonderful XBLA/PSN game Stacking.][link] I am pleased to learn about the making of this particular sausage. The list / notes were compiled by the music director of the game, Brian Min. [link]: http://www.facebook.com/notes/stacking-video-game/stacking-soundtrack-list/190639134308490 “Stacking Soundtrack List”

  • My 2010 In Music, According To Last.fm

    It was a pretty predictable year. ### Most Played Artists 1. [They Might Be Giants][tmbg] 2. [Yasunori Mitsuda][yasu] 3. [The Smashing Pumpkins][pumpkins] 4. [R.E.M.][rem] 5. [Weep][weep] [tmbg]: http://www.theymightbegiants.com/ “They Might Be Giants” [yasu]: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yasunori_Mitsuda “Yasunori Mitsuda” [pumpkins]: http://www.netphoria.org/ “Netphoria” [rem]: http://remhq.com/ “R.E.M.” [weep]: http://www.myspace.com/weeptheband “Weep” ### Most Played Songs 1. Weep – Right Here, Right…

  • The James Urbaniak Christmas Song

    [Possibly NSFW, depending on how lame your work is.][link] [link]: http://www.asitecalledfred.com/fred-holiday-singles-2010/ “FRED Holiday Singles 2010 » FRED Entertainment”

  • Creating A Personal Radio Station With iTunes Smart Playlists

    This is a recipe for using iTunes Smart Playlists to create a personal radio station from your music library, which will play old favorites, new jams, and obscure stuff in ratios which you can tune yourself. The purpose of this isn’t to tell you how to handle your music, but rather to help you get…

  • Tony Wilson’s Headstone

    [A fitting tribute:][link] >Factory Records founder Anthony H Wilson died in August 2007. Just over three years later, a memorial headstone designed collaboratively by Wilson’s long-term associates Peter Saville and Ben Kelly with Paul Barnes and Matt Robertson, was unveiled in The Southern Cemetery in Chorlton-Cum-Hardy, Manchester. [link]: http://www.creativereview.co.uk/cr-blog/2010/october/peter-saville-anthony-wilson-headstone “Creative Review – Saville and Kelly’s…

  • CBC Bans Use of Creative Commons Music On Podcasts

    [I’m not quite sure how this is legal, if it is an official policy, or if someone just let a cat out of a bag.][link] Regardless, it’s both pathetic on the part of the agents CBC goes through and sad for every musician who knows better. [link]: http://yro.slashdot.org/story/10/10/08/2346236/CBC-Bans-Use-of-Creative-Commons-Music-On-Podcasts?from=rss “Slashdot Your Rights Online Story | CBC…

  • Worn Thin, The Debut Album From WEEP

    [Featuring one half of the creative team behind my favorite show, THE VENTURE BROTHERS][link]. VB fans will take particular notice of the Jesus Jones cover. [link]: http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/worn-thin/id377034281 “Worn Thin”

  • “Retro-futurist techno hyperstasis”

    [This is a fairly assessable post by Bruce Sterling on (a)temporality, genres, and kaleidoscope novelty][link], which culminates in this incredible little salvo: > It’s an ideological and philosophical problem. When do we fully realize that that our “progressives” are conservatives, and that our “conservatives” are panicked radicals? When do we get it that networking is…

  • Tim Quirk: “My Hilarious Warner Bros. Royalty Statement”

    [This is super interesting for a music industry outsider like myself][link], but the central question he asks applies to everyone who likes music: Are the labels just dumb, or are they actually hiding (potentially lots of) money from artists by using old, busted, opaque, accounting practices? Or both? [link]: http://www.toomuchjoy.com/?p=1397 “Too Much Joy» Blog Archive…

  • Music Warren Ellis Liked in 2009

    [A list of mad things that are sometimes just crazy enough to work][link]. There’s now a [part two][two]. [link]: http://www.warrenellis.com/?p=7998 “Warren Ellis » Music I Liked In 2009 [1]” [two]: http://www.warrenellis.com/?p=8000 “Warren Ellis » Music I Liked In 2009 [2]”

  • Paul McCartney: ‘I’ll Kill’

    [Peter Serafinowicz reveals the truth][link] behind this classic Beatles song. [link]: http://www.funnyordie.co.uk/videos/01d863325a/paul-mccartney-i-ll-kill “Paul McCartney ‘I’ll Kill’ from FoD Team UK, Al_Campbell, and Peter Serafinowicz – Video”