Garth Brooks Launches Ghosttunes (And Puts His Entire Catalog On it)
‘When I decided it was time to ‘go digital’ I didn’t find an existing way that really fit how I wanted to do it,’ declared Brooks to Newsok, ‘I shared my dream with some amazing minds and together have created something really special – GhostTunes.com. This is a site that treats music with the utmost respect,
1200 Plus Genre's Of Popular Music
I stole the idea for this post off the Guardian who stole it off a website run by Glen McDonald, which lists every genre known to popular (and, er, less popular) music off Every Noise At Once. Now, ever since country mated with the blues and made rock and roll, popular music has been a heavy heavy mongrel breed. Still, this is insane. Still God Save Glen McDonald for doing the lord’s work here.
Lotsa House, Not So Much Talk at the Talkhouse
It took me back to The Talkhouse, which I found essentially, not even disappointing; I found it not really there at all
Pitchfork Get Immersive
Digital music has evolved, but album art hasn’t,” says Pitchfork founder/CEO Ryan Schreiber. “In the vinyl and CD eras, album packaging was considered an extension of the music. The artwork, lyric inserts, and credits added another dimension that mp3s haven’t replicated. Our hope is to bring that experience online, and perhaps even help it to evolve
Brooklyn Vegan Center Of Alt World For Hurricane Sandy
In the end, what BV did over the week was cement its place as the center of the alt world. It became not just the only place to be for listings but the only place to be to take the pulse of how the music world was handling the Hurricane
What Can Stop Spotify? ITunes Can And Will
When ITunes launch their own subscriber based music software, they will get more subscribers in an hour than Spotify have gotten so far. They will annihilate Spotify.
Brian Lippey Of Guitar Shop TV Talks Shop With Rock Stars
Guitar Shop TV an online TV channel focused on a global audience of over 100 million guitarists and countless guitar music fans. The Guitar is a true equalizer
Spotify Has Revealed The Most Played Songs Of The Summer
How is this possible? Why do the large majority of music listeners have such shitty tastes? Come on, how could they listen to that Gotye’s tune for the trillionth time? I heard these Flo Rida and Train’s songs for the first time when the bands appeared on TV, and they totally suck
Pitchfork And Dirty Projectors:The Appearance Of Impropriety Gets Brighter
I don’t understand how this is not merely accepted but in a sense applauded. Dirty Projectors “Hi Custodian” short is co-produced by Pitchfork and will be streamed on Pitchforks website. Talk about improper.
Spotify Is Great But Try Finding Any New Releases
Sometimes, it is so user unfriendly, I figure they are doing it on purpose. God forbid you try and getsomeone to actually speak to you at Spotify. I dare you. I double dare you. They have THE WORST SERVICE ON THE PLANET WORST THEN THE GOVERNMENT. They have zero, none nada
Rock's Backpages: Barney Hoskyns Rock Critic Archive Is Tremendous Fun
The site is essentially the most fun reference book you’ve ever seen. And it is indeed used as such. Not just Barney’s alma mata Oxford University, but US infirmary of the standards like Harvard and NYU also subscribe.
Uh Oh, Billy Corgan May Be Cool Again… He Sure Has The Loathsome Pitchfork Righ
Say what you want about Billy Corgan, and to be honest he has mismanged his career to an amazing career, from firing his band and failing to replace them to making some of the lousiest music known to man… hang on, I forgot where I was going there…. Oh yeah, Billy has done it his way. And really has been there and back
Spin Magazine Sold, Print To Fold?
When last heard from they were cutting all album reviews to the length of a tweet. I don’t mind the arrogrance, or even entirely disagree with the concept, what I don’t dig is the writing.
Mouthing The Muses: a Moving to New York song review
a lot of people with restlessness in them have been pulled to the anonymizing fellowship with other insomniacs, artists, prostitutes, businessmen and vibrant immigrant food and culture, ah, the sounds the smells the tastes
From Coldchella To Couchella, Another Way To Enjoy Coachella.
So what should I do? Be mean, and rejoice because the weather is actually horrible? There were strong thunderstorms on Friday afternoon, it was raining hard in Los Angeles, and I can only imagine what it has been over there, as the desert always has the most dramatic weather
rock nyc celebrates 3rd Birthday, Scoops Every One On Madonna
Just from her New York Yankees gig, Madonna “sold” 80,000 copies. And since the difference between Ritchie and Madonna was 150,000, there is zero doubt she would have entered the charts at # 2.
SetlistFM And How To Can Never Go To Rock Concerts The Same Way Again
talk about consensus opinion, all these people knowing watcha doing before you do it. What a drag!!! And pity the poor reviewer, who, if he ever ever did have an original idea in his head has had it kicked out by every body else by the time he catches the concert, and writes: “No surprises here”.
U2 Want (More Of) Your Money
Is there a worst moment in rock and roll history than the wayBono sings “mmmmm” in “Moment Of Surrender”?. He should spend eternity in purgatory for that alone.
Lady Gaga Fan Site Rips Madonna
they even go to the length to post a fake email from Elton John’s boyfriend David Furnish, supporting the project. It has to be fake! Could he sue them
U2 Manager Paul McGuiness Hasn't Googled U2 Apparently
saw quite a few offers to buy U2 albums legally. So McGuinness made his incendiary comment without checking.
Worst Gig Ever From The Artists Side:Tear Gas, Skin Heads, Gay Bashing…
They started rioting. (The promoters) locked us backstage in the green room until the cops could show up and clear it out. We couldn’t come out to see what was going on, but we heard everything. That was kind of surreal. … I think it was full-blown rioting outside
Megaupload Shut Down By Feds And Alicia Keys?
Megaupload not only allowed to share music files but basically any kinds of file, and was accused of costing copyright holders more than $500 million in lost revenue from pirated films and other content
rock nyc Protests Against The "Stop On Line Piracy Act"
At the core of the issue is that these bills could cause censorship of the Web and deny website owners the right of due process central to our legal system. It is the first salvo in a war to make the Internet less Open. Many sites, including Google and Wikipedia staged black-outs of their sites yester
Mylo Xyloto Will Be On Spotify
For all of you cheapskates (like me) (well, actually a burnt a friends copy but) who held off buying Coldplay’s Mylo Xyloto in the vain glorious hope that Spotify will eventual get it for you… guess what? YOU’RE RIGHT!!! They WILL!!! IT SHALL!!!
Brooklynvegan Invade Chicago
BV is not really music criticism, they are unwilling to get their hands dirty, but they break music story after music story and are completely invaluable when it comes to supporting local bands
A rock nyc Thanksgiving
Don’t worry. Victoria, is safe and sound after being adopted by rock nyc co-editor Helen Bach. One small step for man, one giant waddle for mankind.
From YouTube To IPods: A New Generation Of File Sharing
With the birth of Google Music, Itunes has yet another competitor and this time a big one. Trust me, if Google thought subscription based rentals were the future, they would have gotten into that as well.
Wesley Wolfe's "Cynics Need Love To" Now On Spotify
If you’ve been holding off getting Wesley Wolfe’s mindbendingly great sophomore album Cynics Need Love Too, one of my top five albums of the year, it is now on Spotify so guess, what? Time’s up.
Daytrotter To Charge $2.00 Monthly Fee
how can you not support them?
Coldplay In At # 1… Did The Absence Of Spotify Help?
Did the album benefit from being inaccesible from Spotify?
Did The Absence Of Spotify Help Coldplay Sell More Records, Part II
If this means rock stars make less money and can’t afford mansions or telling their employees not to look them in their eyes, so be it.
Spotify Missing Two Big Albums This week
Tom Waits is another matter entirely
MC Hammer Launching A New Search Engine WireDoo
Stanley K. Burrell (his real name) said he and his cohorts have been working on the project for about 2 years
The Gram Parsons Foundation Announce gramparsons.com
“My father would love to know you’re visiting”
Noisetrade: Free Music From A Very Cool Website
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