Tag: music

Digital Music Forum: Michael Robertson founder of MP3.com

Michael Robertson, Founder MP3.comJim Sheridan, Onehouse LLC/Pho Group Talking about his idea for a digital music locker.  His underlying idea: everything digital is moving to a cloud. Downsides of locker: Music is passive How do I get it to all of my devices Amazon music was the nail in the...

/ February 27, 2008

Digital Music Forum: Is the Copyright System broken (panel)

Jon Potter, Digital Media AssociationMichael Petricone, CEASteve Marks, RIAADavid Israelite, NARMGary Greenstein, Wilson, Sonsini Potter: Yes. Major differences in magnitudes of payment fees incurred by different competitors.  Limit the statutory damages, and prove actual damages.  None of us are price setters anymore. As with Gerd: Potter says that companies that...

/ February 27, 2008

Digital Music Forum: Gary Shapiro of CEA

CEA=Consumer Electronics Assocation His push is about the Digital Freedom Campaign.  Much of his work is about making the copyright laws make sense and be more responsive to consumers. We've already had two speakers rave about Verizon FiOS (the guy from Capitol on the last panel) and Gary.  Interesting. This...

/ February 27, 2008

Digital Music Forum: Digital Music Trends Impacting the Music Business

Jeff Zakim, Blue Note Label GroupGerd Leonhard, music futuristAlan Cohen, Guitar CenterBrian Young, ZudeSyd Schwartz, Capital Music GroupSteve Jang, iMeem (not here)David Card, VP Research Analyst, Jupiter Research Guitar Center has 30% of the market for music instrument sales Zude.com: new tech that enables bands to manage their social networks. ...

/ February 27, 2008

Digital Music Forum: David Pakman keynote interview

Frank Rose, contributing editor of Wired interviews David Pakman, eMusic's CEO answers what's a label going to be in the future?  Great marketing companies. Perhaps more like an ad agency.  Focus on certain market segments.  Major labels good at creating celebrities. Indies have had a better model in place for...

/ February 27, 2008

Delivering the power of digital

I was on my way to Friday's Likemind.  Standing next to me on the train was a guy reading his Kindle, so I asked him how it was working out.  "Kind of a clunky interface," he said.  "But I've gotten used to it and now I'm addicted." Then he goes...

/ February 20, 2008

Even more Radiohead: Amplive’s remixes approved

Hat tip to Digital Music Wire for the heads-up on this.  Apparently, Zion-I producer Amplive has been given the go-ahead from Radiohead to release his album of remixes "In Rainbows".  One stipulation seems to be that the "Rainydayz Remixes" have to be offered for free.  One one hand, this is...

/ February 13, 2008

Why “Passing Strange” Matters

Tomorrow marks the Broadway debut of the musical "Passing Strange".  It was just this past May when the musical, the brainchild of singer/songwriter Stew, enjoyed both critical adulation and an extended run at The Public Theater. Broadway is, of course, a whole 'nother level, but it's one that this work...

/ February 7, 2008

Listening Post: Shrine for the Black Madonna–“Mona Lisa”

As many of you know, over at Bold As Love, I'm chronicling what I see as the cultural shift that, I believe, is making it possible for Black rock to move from the fringes towards the mainstream.  To further support this, I wanted to make sure that I'm sharing music...

/ January 24, 2008

Best Black rock releases of 2007

Game Rebellion's Yohimbe at Snitch, December 19, 2007 Over at Bold As Love, I was originally going to just list what I thought to be a list of Black rock releases for 2007.  After all, if there's real momentum in this growing community, there should at least be signs of...

/ December 28, 2007

Still more Radiohead

In case you're not familiar with The Couch Sessions, you should point your browser in that direction and head over there.  Stone and Jerome have their ears to the ground when it comes to highlighting great music from the urban underground.  While they tend to focus on underground hip hop...

/ December 13, 2007

Alice Smith’s Grammy nomination

This is one of those moments when I get to say, "I told you so!"  Not that I knew Alice Smith would be nominated for a Grammy, even though she just got a nod in the "Best Urban/Alternative" category.  But I did say that she was someone to watch because...

/ December 10, 2007