Towards a web of music: Playdar isn’t really a browser. It’s more of a search engine. But can you imagine using a web browser today that didn’t have Google built in? The idea of a browser goes hand in hand with that of a search engine; in my efforts to relate the two I may […]
Universal Postal Union – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia The UPU established that 1. there should be a more or less uniform flat rate to mail a letter anywhere in the world; 2. postal authorities should give equal treatment to foreign and domestic mail; and 3. each country should retain all monies it collected for international […]
A genuinely informative story about Vevo from Matt Rosoff at CNet : The music service was not created to serve a new need for consumers. Rather, it was built to help advertisers and content owners (including labels, artists, and music publishers) capitalize on music videos, and to help Google (YouTube’s owner) offload some of the […]
Best pieces I’ve seen on Lala: Jonathan Strauss Anthony I have one major point to make: don’t assume you know whether it sold for a high or low price. The consensus that it was a low price is from Kara Swisher on All Things Digital and is completely unconfirmed. Some credible gossip is that it […]
Q: what happens when threads collide? A: When The Deal Goes Down – Bob … (hat tip to Wired/Van Buskirk) So if Lala is almost the last one left doing free listen embeds, and they’re going down…
Grooveshark lets you export songs/playlists as widgets. For free.
It’s hard to conclude much from the Apple acquisition of Lala. Except this: it validates Lala’s model of cloud-based song purchases. Lala’s product model is that you pay for the right to listen to a song on demand, even if you don’t download it. One streaming listen is free, more are ten cents, download is […]
Wikifonia is the place for musicians to publish and collaborate on lead sheets. You can upload lead sheets, view and edit lead sheets uploaded by others, and get Music XML for all of the lead sheets.
FACTS, ERRORS AND THE KINDLE (From INTELLIGENT LIFE Magazine, Autumn 2009): Periodicals publish corrections in subsequent issues and some successful books are (expensively) reissued in new, improved editions. But in a better world, the book, magazine or newspaper in your hands would itself be updated when mistakes are discovered by its publisher. Thanks to the […]
You can’t use Rhapsody to provide free listens in-place in your own site anymore. Soon you won’t be able to use iMeem or iLike. Spotify has never done them. YouTube isn’t anywhere near comprehensive. There are lots of vendors that will give you a free sample if you’re on their site. That’s what’s powering music […]