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It turns out that people do not listen to the same Beatle songs regardless of age.
According to Billboard, most of them ‘if not all, will have access to the band’s catalog of studio albums next week’
It sounds great but it sounds too much, it overloads you and not in a great way (though certainly in a good way). But I may be wrong, the move between the two parts of the album, from “More Perfect Unions” extended instrumental coda to “Sun Salutations” a capella and then the classic rock thump of “(S)HE SAID/(S)HE SAID” is kinda major stuff… Nobody else can do it.
The problem with Apple Play is it makes navigation a little too difficult. The service is a little counter-intuitive. But, the more I use it the easier I find it: just click “New”, use the search, double click “New to start the process again. Save to “My Music” if you want to download it and add to your music, when the merge works it will merge with your own downloaded songs.
t’s not because of the money, although my share (like all the other artists) was dramatically reduced by bad deals made without my consent.
It’s about sound quality. I don’t need my music to be devalued by the worst quality in the history of broadcasting or any other form of distribution. I don’t feel right allowing this to be sold to my fans. It’s bad for my music.
I just checked on Itunes Store… they aren’t there either. Does Prince want to protect his copyright so much he doesn’t want to sell the albums at all? It is so very strange, These can’t be albums he isn’t proud of, Crystal Ball alone is better than anything he released this decade. The man is a nutcase, he should put all his music anyway but at least he should sell them.
Paul Weller is playing the Danforth Music Hall in Toronto today, Monday, June 15th and Yahoo will be live streaming the full concert. Watch LIVE at 9pm EST / 6pm PST exclusively on yahoo.com/live. The stream will be available to view for 24 hrs.
It is a wild and abrasive thing, earth-shaking, wall-crumbling, playing with dissonance and twisting around distortion. The first track, ‘Acetate’, sounds like Nirvana meets the Pixies in a hairy bath of testosterone. There is so much rage and passion, such fuzz and buzz that ‘Swimmer’ explodes at your face like a Nepal bomb and ‘Spit You Out’ does exactly this… with disdain and fury.
We wouldn’t have joined it anyway, even if they had asked. We don’t want to be tribal. I think smaller bands should get paid more for it, too. Bigger bands have other ways of making money, so I don’t think you can complain. A band of our size shouldn’t be complaining. And when they say it’s artist-owned, it’s owned by those rich, wealthy artists.’
We still don’t know much about Tidal, but according to The Verge,Tidal reportedly offered millions of dollars and an equity stake to artists such as Coldplay, Rihanna, Daft Punk, Alicia Keys, Calvin Harris, Jack White, Madonna, Usher, Arcade Fire, Deadmau5,… in exchange of their exclusive conten
I have never heard of a business enterprise whose main selling point was more money for the billionaire artists and not a thing for the consumers. What sort of business model is that? There are many things that might concern the average fan, but Beyonce not making enough money isn’t among them.
There is a very simple test you can do on Tidal, it allows you to play five songs (you don’t pick the songs, and I got the Killers, James Blake, Daft Punk, the Eagles and the Dixie Chicks) using two sound sources A and B. You can switch back and forth between A and B during the short music sample, then determine which of the two is the high fidelity sound source. I was using my Macbook connected to a Logitech speaker system. I paid around $40 for them and they sound okay for me, but I did very badly at the test, I guessed 2 out of 5 correctly!! Not bad? Are they kidding?
Spotify are the least customer friendly outfit in the world. You gotta problem with their app? Tough luck, go deal with it yourself, they don’t give a rat’s ass. It is one reason they might go under. They just don’t give a damn about the customer, you are simply, on your own.
the Van-Womack duet is here now and it is wonderful, everything the terrible Michael Buble couldn’t begin to bring to “Real Real Gone”, Womack brings to “Peace Of Mind” -a punchy, upbeat r&b workout with Van and Bobby trading off on lines before bringing it home together.
What is truly disappointing, is Bjork of all people knows how to prove the limitations of streaming by using it, she could have if she wanted it, make the album itself secondary to the overall experience.
‘I tell people condoning streaming is like condoning the Chinese that are killing elephants for their tusks and carving ivory statues. It’s cool to put on your shelf but if you really think about what you’re doing it sucks’
The Taylor Swift controversy continues, and there’s not a day that passes when Taylor and her decision to remove her songs from Spotify isn’t not commented by somebody… if Dave Grohl ‘doesn’t fucking care’ about the whole deal — but his comment is not really relevant to anything — Billy Bragg has now shared his opinion.
It doesn’t really matter to me, I own all her stuff any way and if I didn’t and I felt like doing so it would take me two seconds to find it all on some piracy download website, the same one I got the early 1989 release.
It is so great it is the greatness that you find in later period Nabakov, like “Transparent Things” -and it is the ululating completeness of something like a mid-period Nabakov like “The Vane Sisters”. I guess I mean it is eastern European in nature.
the living breathing embodiment of awesomeness. Catchier than it is humanly possible for a song, I taped it onto my cell and I can’t still stop listening to it. So bubblelicisious it sticks to your fingers and so jumpy you can’t stop moving to it.
It seems to me Spotify have settled themselves after last years somewhat stalled growth (and I still think they have passed on the older generation before they had to), are back to taking over the world of streaming by storm. And I believe this is a future of music distribution (which is what we are discussing, of course
I guess it is the guy in me, the lover of lists, but I find stuff like Billboard charts and here the Spotify streaing list interesting though, really, what here couldn’t you figure from the Billboard’s singles charts. Iggy, Sam Smith, Ariana, Nico, maybe Sia is a little higher than I thought would be, and maybe “Break Free” broke free a little earlier on Spotify than Billboard but what other surprises?
It seems like a good deal to me because it is at least one for a good cause and you don’t have to actually go to New Jersey. The last time I did it, for Maria Taylor, the PC kept freezing but I’ve invested my $50 and I will be watching.
Apparently, it has just been made available but I don’t know since there has been no official annoucement. You would have thought Spotify would’ve been all over that announcement and the reason I’m guessing they weren’t isbecause Columbia wouldn’t pay for advertising space and so it snuck in the back door
I am convinced I will wait. My theory being once July 15th came it would be uneventful. Similar to children peeking at their Christmas gifts and having to feign excitement on the holiday morning- it takes away the magic of it all. I can tell you that in the Morrissey, camp I am the minority.
Unfortunately, Spotify put its foot down, the little game ended on Friday, and Spotify asked them to remove the album because it was violating its terms of service. Vulfpeck responded to Spotify by posting 3 new tracks of spoken words
In the real world, what everyone from 1D to Marshall Crenshaw has discovered is that they can sell more by breaking up the album into shorted more frequent releases. The single song or four song EP, with a quarterly presence, is a more effective way to sell product.
The ideology of any content streaming or distribution on the global networks is one of the foundations of disruptive innovation and what’s now called the sharing economy. This sharing economy is one in which the holders of the internet gateways and services get all the share and everyone else gets shit.
This manifests itself as a callousness, a neglectfulness, about the music people listen to. Since they don’t own the music, they don’t have anything invested in it. There interest is as limited as somebody who is spending a coupla nights in a Days Inn
So why are they spending so much money for their headquarters when they pay artists $0.012 per stream or something of this order? I will never understand the financial world and the Wall Street culture
The problem with a Superbowl buy is however memorable it is, nobody will remember a week from now. They are much better off spending their money judicially. But, of course, this is about impressing their backers, though why wasting money would embrace anybody is beyond me.
The difference between streaming and buying music, is not the difference between renting and buying a house, it is the difference between enjoying what you own when you’re alive and losing it when you die and believing you are gonna take it with you.
So altogether, I wasn’t thrilled by the band but listening to Zep 1 – 4 plus Houses Of The Holy and the incredible Physical Graffiti, I must admit I think punk has something to answer for, while it is true that all six albums dropped pre punk still it was punk that made them obsolote with one amphetemine sneer from Johnny Rotten’s lips.
At the moment you can stream just about everything Pink Floyd have ever released though the Led Zep availability is still in its infancy, only the first four albums are up and, oddly enough, with “Immigrant Song”, “Since I’ve Been Loving You”, “Black Dog”, “Immigrant Song”, “Stairway To Heaven”, and “Misty Mountain Hop” missing.
They will see their music freely distributed on every iPhone and iPad of the planet without being concerted. The new free Spotify mobile streaming service will launch on December 11th, just on time for Christmas.
We all thought that Spotify were paying something like six cents per 1000 streams and maybe it works out that much but it isn’t that simple. The reason is that Spotify’s Revenue and not the amount of streams is the starting place
It is simply not what we have been trained to, turn on the TV to listen to music? What a crazy idea if there is no image. We have our computers, iPods and iPhones, why the hell would I turn on the TV to stare at a blue screen while listening to some has-been band of the 80s?
The indies need to organize themselves into one voice and pull their music off all streaming services till their music can be renegotiated. They need to drop their major label distribution deals and start together as one voice.
In practice it is all about the music and the ability to pull a hundred Jones albums with a click is heaven. It is a miracle of science. I am so happy and Spotify aren’t finished yet. Within five years they will be a major archival resource for George Jones recordings
I stand firm in supporting the little guy. I couldn’t see not paying for their work when they literally mortgage their parents home for a dream. But there will never be a day when I pay for The Stones or The Beatles.
I Heart Radio is fun, but the repetition is horrific. Honestly, it’s like playing a mixed tape over and over all day til you fucking hate every song you hear cuz you’ve heard it 30 times
I thought Spotify wasn’t making money, so will this new service be more lucrative? Will it kill Spotify in the US? Most teenagers go to YouTube, and there’s no doubt in my mind they will pick it over the Swedish company if they have the choice
The speculation is that it will be free with ads like the other services but also linked to iTunes. Still some people wonder why Apple even bothers with such a service, tons of app for internet radios (Last.fm, Pandora, AOL Radio,…)
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