2015-10-24
News:Pandora will pay RIAA $90 million for playing pre-1972 songs | Ars Technica

Pandora will pay RIAA $90 million for playing pre-1972 songs | Ars Technica Internet radio company Pandora has agreed to pay the major US record labels $90 million over streaming of pre-1972 songs, which aren't covered under federal copyright but are covered by state-level copyrights in areas including New York and California.
I think that means that the value of all pop and rock songs written & recorded before 1972 is less than the value of 3 Google, Apple and Microsoft employees. Hmmm. I think James Brown would disagree.

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2015-10-08
News:Jimmy Iovine rails against 'freemium' price model, says most tech companies are 'culturally inept'

Jimmy Iovine rails against 'freemium' price model, says most tech companies are 'culturally inept' At the Vanity Fair New Establishment Summit on Wednesday, Apple executive Jimmy Iovine said free-to-stream and so-called "freemium" pricing models are killing the music industry, saying tech companies that offer such services are profiting on the backs of artists.
If we are to believe SILICON VALLEY (HBO), most tech companies are concerned about their burn rate and next round of financing (read: survival). Likely no time to worry about anything else.

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2015-10-04
News:Articles: Permanent Press: The Story of Musicol Recording Studio | Features | Pitchfork

Articles: Permanent Press: The Story of Musicol Recording Studio | Features | Pitchfork

If it weren't for the mowed grass, raked leaves, and a '98 Honda Gold Wing parked in front of the door, you might not know the place was still in operation. A large sign on a pole in the front yard announces the business as Musicol Recording Studio, complete with throwback treble clef logo. If the sign hints at the studio's 1960s vintage, the mint green siding completes the picture. Set on a corner lot in northeast Columbus, Ohio, it's a curious structure: two Cape Cod homes joined together and abutting a two-story cinder-block box labeled "Studio A." A fenced cell tower looms over the property, and just a few doors down is the sound wall of Interstate 71, wending its way northeast to Cleveland and southwest to Cincinnati.
It's like that.

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2015-10-01
News:Look inside Microsoft's anechoic chamber, officially the quietest place on Earth | VentureBeat | Media | by Jordan Novet

Look inside Microsoft's anechoic chamber, officially the quietest place on Earth | VentureBeat | Media | by Jordan Novet Microsoft now holds the Guinness World Record for having the quietest place on the planet. It’s an anechoic chamber — a room that doesn’t allow for echoes — inside Building 87 on the sprawling Microsoft campus in Redmond, Washington. In a new video, the company provides a peek inside.
One of those things I've always wanted for recording vocals and guitar.

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