Spirit rappings

August 20, 1852, Wednesday Page 2 of the New York Times, 695 words Mr. ORVILLE HATCH, of Franklin, Conn., has become insane, he having devoted considerable attention to the subject of Spirit Rappings. Mr. HATCH is a farmer, and has been instrumental in introducing many important improvements in agriculture into the town in which he […]

how is an artist services company different than a record label? (#5)

Derek Sivers’ (of CD Baby) response to Peter Wells and Gurdonark: Artist services are the opposite of a label The key point is who’s in control. A label owns the music and in a way, the musician. When an artist signs to a label, the label is in control. (Too many horror stories of a […]

artist services #4

This is Peter Wells’ (of Tunecore) comment on gurdonark’s comment yesterday. I’m always happy when thoughtful commentary gets to the heart of the situation Gurdonark has an excellent point. TuneCore is not an end-stop solution, because digital distribution isn’t the only thing an artist needs: artists need production resources (studios, practice space), time (if you […]

artist services.

Tunecore Tour TuneCore is a music delivery and distribution service that gets artists’ original music (even cover versions) and record label releases up for sale on iTunes, Rhapsody, Amazon MP3, eMusic, Sony Connect, MusicNet and Napster without asking for your rights or taking any money from the sale or use of your music. Enter the […]

Pasadena gig

Pasadena Doo Dah Queen Tequila Mockingbird and I played at the Pasadena Armory a couple weeks ago at a cabaret event for the 1-Second Film project. A funny thing about the Tequila gig is that it’s jazz standards, none of which are public domain. Jazz repertoire is built on a closed set of about 200 […]

‘Return of spring’ by The Three Vagrants (and an experimental media metadata microformat)

I ran across this interesting recording from 1928 entitled “Return of spring” by an outfit called The Three Vagrants over at the Cylinder Preservation Project. I like it for the Kurt Weil or Tom Waits-y flavor. Biographical information on the act from NickLucas.com: Frank Lucanese was Nick Lucas’ older brother that played accordion in a […]