Play the Web is a blog with the premise of exploring technical hurdles for making chains of derivative works: On this blog we want to talk about media reuse on the Internet and enabling reuse in a responsible way. Media companies’ reactionary response of restricting all use is throwing the baby out with the bathwater […]
Stephen Merritt of The Magnetic Fields publishes guitar tablature with lyrics and chords for his songs. This kind of thing was almost non-existent in the days when CDs and vinyl records were synonymous with the music business. Back in the old days helping people to play the compositions for themselves was limited to helping aspiring […]
Netlabel tunes in a sleek chrome and red theme for going out after work on Friday night, found via phlow-magazine: XSPF. Hats off to Brigitte Bijoux for the sources.
Over on the O’Reilly Digital Media site, David Battino has published a piece called Three Free & Easy Web Audio Players which covers Delicious Playtagger, Goose aka Yahoo Media Player, and a new player of his own design. Want to play MP3s on your site? I did. The unpredictable behavior of audio links annoyed me […]
songsterr has a stellar guitar tablature UI. Finding a counterexample of truly awful written music on the web is a depressingly easy job, but Mel Bay is as rock bottom as anybody: Read em and cringe.
The New York Times has an article on NYC bike racks designed by David Byrne. I like em: In my mind this fits next to his blog as a reason to think of him as a creator in the present rather than a legacy act whose relevant work is in the past. He’s like a […]
Embedded player for the new David Byrne + Briane Eno album: Byrne’s comment on the site: For the most part, Brian did the music and I wrote some tunes, words and sang. I like this music. When I first listened to this via the embedded player I had a hard time getting over my distrust […]
Ian D Hawgood – The Fire Will Die At Night is a beautiful piece of music with an really nicely done home page. I’d embed a player here, except that the page itself is part of the value so you’re better off clicking through. I especially liked the downloadable printable CD cover.
I have added some new formats for my song Frog in the Well. For people making videos, I created cuts of 20 seconds, 30 seconds, and 40 seconds. I have noticed that the length of a piece of music is a big factor in choosing it, so these cuts are to increase the number of […]
My reasoning on why recorded music will mainly be sponsored by advertising in the future is that advertising by definition always makes the most money. CDs and downloads are products which can be associated with plays just like any other product. When you hear a song on the radio and end up buying the CD […]