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Ms. Lauryn Hill: It has been reported that I signed a new record deal, and that I did...

Sho, Lauren Hill’s been battling the music labels all these years. It’s quite something to see this quote - just shows how messed up the music industry is:

Keep in mind, my past recordings have sold over 50,000,000 units worldwide, earning the label a tremendous amount of money (a fraction of which actually came to me). 

Only a completely complicated set of traps, manipulations, and inequitable business arrangements could put someone who has accomplished the things that I have, financially in need of anything.

Quite sad, i must say. It is crazy, if you sell 50 million copies of anything, like she says, you shouldn’t ever need to earn another cent in your life.

Crazy world.

(Source: mslaurynhill)

#Lauren Hill #music #music industry

nevver:

The rise and fall of music delivery formats

Interesting to watch how much changes in 2 or 3 years at the end there.

nevver:

The rise and fall of music delivery formats

Interesting to watch how much changes in 2 or 3 years at the end there.

#music

Ah, iTunes you tricksy devil, auto-downloading my pre-order of John Mayer’s new album! Yes please!

Ah, iTunes you tricksy devil, auto-downloading my pre-order of John Mayer’s new album! Yes please!

#John Mayer #Born and Raised #iTunes #music

"Apple’s dream appears to be very close to every con­sumer’s dream, which is “Let me watch what I want to watch when I want to watch it with­out pay­ing an arm and a leg for it.”"

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Interesting article with a very pro-cable network stance. But it’s arguing that Apple will destroy TV when they make their Apple TV.

Kinda like how they took digital downloads of music and totally… Oh wait - brought in billions of dollars and life to the industry that was happy to bury its head in the same about Napster.

Apple’s vision for TV is correct - and people are doing it that way anyway already. Apple will just give them money for it where Pirate Bay doesn’t.

Wake up, Entertainment Industry! Your customers are moving faster than you are.

Business Insider

#Music #entertainment industry #apple #apple tv

Loving the new Hard Fi album, Killer Sounds. Very cool.
Got this cool retro 80’s / disco-ey vibe.

Loving the new Hard Fi album, Killer Sounds. Very cool.
Got this cool retro 80’s / disco-ey vibe.

#hard fi #music

Interesting new app that helps you discover new music. Wall of Sound. Interesting idea!

Interesting new app that helps you discover new music. Wall of Sound. Interesting idea!

#music #ios #wall of sound

If you’re the music-making type of person, you must get Fruity Loops for your iPhone, iPod, or iPad. I played with this program years ago (on a PC - *shudder*), but it’s really fantastic, powerful, and lots of fun. If i’d have had a musical bone in my body, I would have been able to make some cool music!

(via 9 to 5 Mac)

If you’re the music-making type of person, you must get Fruity Loops for your iPhone, iPod, or iPad. I played with this program years ago (on a PC - *shudder*), but it’s really fantastic, powerful, and lots of fun. If i’d have had a musical bone in my body, I would have been able to make some cool music!

(via 9 to 5 Mac)

#fruity loops #iphone #music

Required Listening: Jars of Clay, Good Monsters

This album just speaks to me. The lyrics are so deep and rich, and even though it’s a 2006 album, I still listen to it so often.

Listen to this, especially appropriate as we rush headlong towards the Easter weekend, here’s a little reminder of what the idea is behind this Easter thing:

There is a river that washes you clean
There is a tree that marks the places you’ve been
Blood that was spilled, although not your own,
For all of your tears, are the wages for things you have done

And all of those nights
Spent alone in the darkness of your mind
Give it up, Let go
These are things you were never meant to shoulder

(‘There Is A River’, Jars of Clay)

If you’re someone that’s a little unsure of christian people - if you aren’t sold on this whole religion thing, if you see hypocrisy or hate or anything you don’t agree with, I ask you to rather ignore that - look past it, look to the person they call the Good News. Those lyrics up there are what it’s all about. Remember that all those people that are representing Jesus in this world - they’re just people, messed-up, broken people like everyone else. Plenty of issues!

But don’t let that detract from the message - and the message is that Jesus wants to meet you. He wants to be with you. Go to Him, He’s so very good.

The album is full of of these type of lyrics. I think there’s a richness of theology there that’s just a pleasure to listen to.

Seriously, go on and have a listen to it, it’s a good one!

Go and download the album from iTunes here:
http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/good-monsters/id256244916

…or if you don’t have an iTunes account:
http://www.gomusicnow.com/album.html?id=42223

…or if you want to go old skool and buy the CD, look for one that looks like this:
 

#Christianity #jars of clay #jesus #music #religion #my original musings #Jesus Christ

Newest Single from Lenny Kravitz. @LennyKravitz Never Disappoints!!

Newest Single from Lenny Kravitz. @LennyKravitz Never Disappoints!!

#Lenny Kravitz #music

A Dustland Fairytale
by The Killers
from Day & Age

Soundtrack for this afternoon is The Killers (Albums Hot Fuss, Sam’s Town, Day & Age). Ah, you Killers, you rock!

#The Killers #Hot Fuss #Sam's Town #Day & Age #Music

This, ladies and gentlemen, is what happens to an industry that refuses to think outside of their preconceived notions, decides to panic, and spends a decade making enemies with their customers. It’s a no-brainer really - if you start prosecuting the consumers of your product because you’re not happy with their usage habits, your industry will decline and die.
If they had given some thought to the shift in how people are consuming music, they could have come up with some really ingenious ways to make profit. Maybe they still will - but they need to realize that people are no longer interested in ‘ownership’ of music - they just want access to it.
Another interesting point this article makes is that the shift from records to tapes, and then tapes to CDs - both gave us a big understandable benefit of better quality, that was promoted to great effect. The benefits of digital music over CDs are virtually none, seen as though CDs can be converted to digital music in seconds. So in the past from record, to tape, to CD, people re-bought their entire collections of music, but when digital music came along, they simply ripped their CDs.
But this is mildly beside the point - there has been a fundamental shift in people’s thinking away from music ownership to music access, and that is why the industry dies while Pandora and Spotify and piracy thrives.
Also, as one commenter on the page highlights, don’t feel too sorry for them, even with the huge decline, they’re still more profitiable than they were right up until 1985.
via Gizmodo

This, ladies and gentlemen, is what happens to an industry that refuses to think outside of their preconceived notions, decides to panic, and spends a decade making enemies with their customers. It’s a no-brainer really - if you start prosecuting the consumers of your product because you’re not happy with their usage habits, your industry will decline and die.

If they had given some thought to the shift in how people are consuming music, they could have come up with some really ingenious ways to make profit. Maybe they still will - but they need to realize that people are no longer interested in ‘ownership’ of music - they just want access to it.

Another interesting point this article makes is that the shift from records to tapes, and then tapes to CDs - both gave us a big understandable benefit of better quality, that was promoted to great effect. The benefits of digital music over CDs are virtually none, seen as though CDs can be converted to digital music in seconds. So in the past from record, to tape, to CD, people re-bought their entire collections of music, but when digital music came along, they simply ripped their CDs.

But this is mildly beside the point - there has been a fundamental shift in people’s thinking away from music ownership to music access, and that is why the industry dies while Pandora and Spotify and piracy thrives.

Also, as one commenter on the page highlights, don’t feel too sorry for them, even with the huge decline, they’re still more profitiable than they were right up until 1985.

via Gizmodo

#music #music industry #MP3 #digital music #Spotify #Pandora #piracy

"You feel like some days it hurts to pray
But you don’t know the half of it
Making too much noise to listen for the call back
So give God a break
Cause even if he answers you
I think you might not hear the phone ring anyway"

- Tim Blane, ‘Half Of It’ from ‘Clockwork’, 2007

#God #Jesus #Tim Blane #Music #Lyrics

http://mashable.com/2011/02/04/music-industry-digital-natives/

Interesting read about the future (and present!) of the music business

#online music #music #iTunes #future

Wow, thank you for writing such a great song Jay Kay!

YouTube - Jamiroquai

#Jamiroquai #Lifeline #Music

legen…DARY!!!!

As always, OK Go! always delivers the goods. I wish i was as cool as these cats. Kudos yet again, sirs!

(via OkGo)

(Source: youtube.com)

#OK Go! #viral video #music #dogs