2016-01-29
News:Vinyl Record Revenues Have Surpassed Free Streaming Services Like Spotify | Money.com

Vinyl Record Revenues Have Surpassed Free Streaming Services Like Spotify | Money.com Vinyl was supposed to have died sometime around 1991, after steadily losing sales to the cassette tape, and then being nearly completely superseded by the CD.
I think I might have to release a Vinyl.

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2016-01-21
News:David Bowie’s ISP, as remembered by the guy who helped create “BowieNet” | Ars Technica

David Bowie’s ISP, as remembered by the guy who helped create “BowieNet” | Ars Technica Roy lost contact with Bowie after the musician stopped touring in 2004 but stayed in close contact with his management. Now, he says, Bowie was ahead of his time when it came to technology. The singer saw the power of sharing music over the Internet and the decline of record labels.
Well, we still have Radiohead.

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2016-01-20
News:Review: Apple's new Music Memos app makes songwriting simple

Review: Apple's new Music Memos app makes songwriting simple Apple’s new app, Music Memos, is hands-down the best free music-creation app I’ve ever used on my iPhone. The amount of tech packed into this tiny little iOS app is nothing short of amazing, and it shows Apple’s continuing commitment to the creative community.
Note to self: write top ten hit and upload to iTunes.

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News:T-Pain demos GarageBand for iOS updates while wearing an iced out Apple Watch

T-Pain demos GarageBand for iOS updates while wearing an iced out Apple Watch The Rappa Ternt Sanga wore what appears to be a space black stainless steel model with some sparkly additions while demoing Wednesday's GarageBand for iOS updates to The Verge. T-Pain is the second rapper to give the Apple Watch an ice bath — Ludacris did so when the device launched.
Tee pane!

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2016-01-05
News:The Big Bang Theory sued for using “soft kitty” lyrics in hit TV show | Ars Technica

The Big Bang Theory sued for using “soft kitty” lyrics in hit TV show | Ars Technica The lawsuit, filed last Wednesday in a New York federal court, claims that the lyrics beginning with "Soft kitty, warm kitty" were created by Edith Newlin some eight decades ago and published in 1937 in a book called Songs for the Nursery School. The suit says the book's copyright registration was renewed in 1964, which "served also to register and renew" Newlin's copyright.
One to watch.

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2016-01-02
News:Musician David Lowery sues Spotify for “unlawfully” distributing music | Ars Technica

Musician David Lowery sues Spotify for “unlawfully” distributing music | Ars Technica "Spotify reproduces and/or distributes the Works despite its failure to identify and/or locate the owners of those compositions for payment or to provide them with notice of Spotify’s intent to reproduce and/or distribute the Works," Lowery's complaint alleges.
I'm not sure I agree with this. I'm about to buy my Plaid and Boards of Canada albums for the 3rd time because I don't like how iTunes is handling them. I want to re-rip them in ALAC now that HDDs are bigger. This despite the fact that this music is available on Spotify.

Although I have not purchased many of ZEDD's songs, I would not know about him without the auto-suggest feature of Pandora. I consider Pandora and Spotify to be music discovery services. I do worry about the day when CD versions are not available because I still think that AAC sounds like sh*t, especially at the nitrates used by streaming services.

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