When you put a Creative Commons license in a web page, it usually applies to that page. For example, if you generated HTML for the Attribution-ShareAlike license using the license chooser at CreativeCommons.org and put that claim into a web page at http://example.com, it would mean that the page at http://example.com could be freely shared […]
FoxyTunes Blog: FoxyTunes 3.0 for Firefox is finally here! This version adds a very cool new functionality – it can turn any webpage into a playlist you can play right there on that page – without needing to launch any external media players or programs. How is this possible? With the new Yahoo! Media Player. […]
What are the economics of ad-sponsored streaming music services like iMeem? Labels want some amount, most commonly quoted as a penny a play, and the question is whether this price makes sense, or if not what the price will have to be. A song lasts 3.5 minutes. The majors have been asking $.01 for it. […]
This novelty page is an interesting form of music packaging. It has a full-page esthetic similar to Muxtape and (in a sense) goose. The layout is purely decorative. The object is a hybrid of graphics, music, and motion. The visual elements are HTML rather than Flash. There’s something happening but I don’t know what it […]
Crosbie Fitch’s thoughts on what’s a label anyway: What I think we’re seeing is a market inversion, that we’re currently bang smack in the midst of. When this inversion is complete, instead of a label acting as an artist’s promotional agent maximising the sale of their music to their audience, we’ll have an audience’s discoveral […]
Ok, so, this might seem like a basic question but what is a label anyway? Ian thinks it’s a music service organization oriented towards market niches: With the disappearance of advantaged label competencies such as superior production, distribution, and marketing, reconfigure your labels to be based around affinities and focused narrowly enough to serve roughly […]
The packaging for releases on the Inman Street Records netlabel is a blog post with links to individual MP3s and to a zip file containing all of the MP3s. The blog as a whole is the label and the post is the album. For example, this is Shrinking Islands – “The Slow-Moving Aftermath EP”.