Oops. I posted something here that belonged on the blog for my music making. Go there if you want to see it. I keep these blogs separate because I don’t think there’s much overlap between people who like one or the other.
I’m letting the registrations on the domains add2my.com and addtomy.com lapse. If you want them before speculator bots swoop in, let me know.
Rhapsody has replaced the music player in their site with a new player that is strongly influenced by Yahoo Media Player. Here’s what it looks like by default: (click through to the full size image to really examine it) Here’s what Yahoo Media Player looks like when playing back Rhapsody tracks: Notice that Rhapsody’s player […]
Mike Masnick at Techdirt… on the “right to play” post: Oh, and don’t forget, the entire reason why South Korea is suddenly putting in place draconian, self-damaging, protectionist, copyright policies is because the entertainment industry went on a huge lobbying campaign claiming that South Korea was a haven for piracy, and then had the US […]
I don’t know of a freedom or right to infringe musical copyright in the role of a listener. That seems like bullshit to me. You want to listen to some band, you’re attached to the consumerist feeding tube, pay up. I do know of a freedom or right to make music. Musicians have an inalienable […]
Korea Times: Google Bans Music Uploads From Blogs
What’s interesting about the new premium version of Pandora version is that it’s only $3 a month. That price is so low that they seem to be going for scale rather than profitability. But is there really that much elasticity to the price? Are there really a lot of people willing to pay $3 but […]
Music Data Exchange Format (MDEF): The Music Data Exchange Format (MDEF) is a free, open and portable XML based format being developed by Band Metrics for the purpose of sharing data relative to musicians and bands, because presently, there does not exist such a format. This music data exchanged can range from the number of […]
Continuous play is a tough one when embedding into another site. Other than pop-out, there really isn’t a good solution. For music sites, it makes sense to use AJAX to not do a page refresh, but then you are just fighting the way browsers are meant to work and Google. Of course it can be […]
On the topic of 100% in-page navigation for music sites, Steve Gravell surveyed the territory. The methodology behind playing music on web pages changes depending on your needs and the design of the site, but what is pretty much a requirement is a Flash player somewhere on the site that does the actual playing part. […]