Apr 4th 2007, 6:18am

EMI's latest scam

So, EMI just announced that they would allow Apple to sell their music without DRM. 'Wow' everyone's saying. I say it's just another scam that's being tested by the mainstream music-product machine. It's been at least a year since I first heard rumblings of the majors wanting to up the price per track to $1.29. They hadn't done it yet because the response was so negative to such an idea. That was then, this is now. With the bate being DRM-less music and "higher quality", they think they can now justify a higher Read more …

Mar 22nd 2007, 4:51am

Does internet radio need saving?

Recently there's has been a lot being said regarding the RIAA's latest attempt to squeeze more money out of internet radio. This latest attack just highlights the need for people to give these greedy, power-hungry individuals a big F you. The point is missed by many commentators in the blogosphere though. Either out of ignorance or out of a need to cling to the mainstream music-product machine, people tend to think that internet radio needs saving. They think that if online broadcasters are forced Read more …

Mar 3rd 2007, 8:21am

Jamendo just got better, Archive.org should take note

I first heard about Jamendo when their interface was only available in French. It was still a bit underdeveloped and as such didn't hold my interest all that much. Recently I began to hear wonderful tracks available there being regularly featured at Black Sweater, White Cat. I just had to check them out again. Lo-and-behold, Jamendo was now available in multiple languages. After just an hour of sampling music, I found three tracks which will be featured on the forthcoming netBloc Read more …