The first episode of the second season of PBS Arts web-original series Off Book is Animated GIFs: The Birth of a Medium
(mini-documentary, ~7 min). "OFF BOOK explores cutting edge arts and the artists that make it. Breaking the mold of the definition of art, OFF BOOK explores the avant-garde, the experimental and the underground artforms that are supported by online communities." [more inside]
posted by flex
on Mar 8, 2012 -
1. Create a record label named "Unknown."
2. Form a band named "Various Artists."
3. (step 3 not required)
No, really: Please take your royalty check
Royalties are piling up from digital music streams, and a nonprofit has to track down artists who don't know. Then it has to convince them it's not a scam.
posted by planetkyoto
on Mar 12, 2010 -
A decade of digital music
Vaguely styled as a timeline, this end-of-the-decade blog post (from UK digital music news source Music Ally
) could prove valuable to anyone studying the music business or the intersection between entertainment and technology. The piece links to ten years of stories on digital music - from Napster through to Spotify - allowing us to look back on the issues without the 20/20 vision of hindsight. Gems include the Bluematter scheme from Universal Records in 2000
, which comprised 60 non-transferrable, non-burnable tracks for $1.99 each.
posted by skylar
on Jan 2, 2010 -
they will begin offering their catalog through online stores sans DRM. Apple's iTunes Store to be among the first, offering a 2-tier price structure featuring 2 different quality versions.
Sorry if this is a repeat. I swear I searched first.
posted by Thorzdad
on Apr 2, 2007 -
Imagine a massively multiplayer music studio,
connected worldwide over the Internet
. Log in, and everyone sees a set of synths
, effects, sequencers,
or other custom patches.
Everyone’s looking at essentially the same screen, and can add beats, trip out effects
, slide the bpm up and down
, and reprogram synths
— all at once. That’s the basic idea of netpd.
posted by bigmusic
on Oct 25, 2006 -
Weenie Juke Radio
: "...and that was Sleepy John Estes singing Drop Down (I Don't Feel Welcome Here)
and Bo Carter, North Canton Quartet are coming up."
Automated yet they take requests. For your favorite Yazoo, Document, Biograph or Arhoolie country blues and string band recording artists, here's your Juke
posted by y2karl
on Jan 2, 2005 -
Interactive Church Music Player
The LDS Church has created a cool new tool for exploring its hymnbooks: a Flash application that not only shows the sheet music, but allows transposition, tempo changes, part selection, and all kinds of other nifty things.
posted by oissubke
on May 16, 2004 -
(for flame's sake, this is not a post about the band itself) is a new service created by Phish through which people can download SHN or MP3's of their upcoming new years eve shows and burn them themselves, for a fee of course. The recordings are due to be available two days after the shows are over. It will be interesting to see if the service is successful and profitable. Assuming it is, will there be an effect on the music industry and the RIAA? Might they realize they can make money on music downloaded on the internet? Only time will tell.
posted by kurtosis
on Dec 20, 2002 -