the listenerd on the Slot Music plan: this nearly universally maligned plan is to sell albums not as CDs or MP3s, but on SD memory cards. The idea may well not be a good one at all, however, the attitude and authority with which so many people claim to know the music business and what’s […]
The song pages at Bandcamp are very good. For an example, see the page for the song “Mercury Vapor.” They give the song a full page worth of real estate, which lets them elevate the song title to the page title and give the album art enough emphasis; that’s a great use of plain old […]
Key points about the state of the music publishing business, gleaned from an excellent blog entry by Eric Beall: Mechanical royalties take 2-4 years to get paid, so the apparent health of the business is deceptive in that it doesn’t yet reflect reductions in CD sales over the past few years. Mechanical losses *are* kicking […]
Misc digital lifestyle bits: Listening to some netlabel trip hop, Aphilas – “Instrumentally Ill EP” (Miasmah Netlabel) over on phlow. Interview by Steve and Zadi up at Epicfu. Short version; long version. New recording and video up on Soupgreens.