The Future of Music

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Nine Inch Nails – Ghosts I-IV

March 3, 2008

Trent Reznor is demonstrating a bit of what he plans to do with his new found label freedom by releasing a brand new 36 instrumental song release via multiple methods. You can download the whole thing from Amazon for $5 or do the Bittorrent thing (legally) with the first nine tracks which Trent supplied himself […]

Teenagers don’t buy CDs…is this a surprise?

February 27, 2008

LA Times article…which does contain some interesting facts and figures. Also this interesting article on the death of Music 1.0


February 13, 2008

Quick post this morning on a brand new social music application, JukeFly. Simliar idea (and interface) to, but with one distinct difference. Instead of the painful process of uploading your music, you install a music streaming program on your home computer (Windows only). This allows for remote access to all the music you want. […]

Seeq and Ye Shall Find

February 8, 2008

Amazing search powered by Seeqpod: Songerize

Yahoo and Rhapsody form new partnership

February 5, 2008

Yahoo is abandoning their own Music Unlimited program and has formed a partnership with Rhapsody. All current subscribers will be converted over. I think they will find Rhapsody to be a much better service, they will however pay for the privilege as Yahoo averages $9.00 per month, while the basic service at Rhapsody runs $12.99. […]

Qtrax vs. AmazonMP3: DRM battle of 2008, Round 1

January 27, 2008

This may prove to be a interesting battle in 2008. Amazon MP3 continues to expand the availability outside the US of their .99 cent DRM-free MP3s at nice sounding 256 kbps encodes. In the other corner (poised for a relaunch tonight at 12 midnight EST) is Qtrax which promises free listening to millions of audio […]

RCRD LBL: Free music for the masses

January 24, 2008

Ad/corporate sponsor supported downloads from emerging and established artists…is this the sustainable model of the future? I do know you will find songs by Spoon, Sufjan Stevens, Arcade Fire, Andrew Bird, Bloc Party, Hot Chip… all DRM-free192 Kbps mp3’s. frees the music (for now)

January 23, 2008

According to their official blog, is now allowing on demand streaming of entire songs and albums (yes they still call them that too!) I am going to check it out right now. UPDATE: Yes it’s all true! And for a site that has in the past frustrated me with its confusing user interface, they […]

thesixtyone – a music adventure

January 20, 2008

thesixtyone (a reference to the varied sights of Highway 61) is best described as a digg-like promotion system for songs from unsigned and independent musicians.

Your music anywhere, anytime

January 18, 2008 is an intriguing site and they seem to have a handle on the legality issues, but I guess time will tell. They allow you to upload an unlimited number of songs onto their site (mp3s only please) and are then loaded into the very itunes-inspired player. This is viewed as a legal backup of […]