Every musician has played some lousy gigs, and some more than others. Small crowds, weak sound reinforcement, cramped space, short money, high drama, the list of the stuff that can [ … ]
T-Racks 3 – Master the Possibilities of your Music
K Multimedia’s latest installment of the T-Racks Mastering Suite takes the art of digital mastering to a whole new level, bringing advanced signal processing and fidelity to the masses..
How Collective Idiocy Left the Record Companies in Bits
Spotted On: The Guardian “When the history of our digital times comes to be written, one of the questions that will puzzle historians is why the record companies missed the [ … ]
Does Chatter Matter? The Impact of User-Generated Content on Music
Spotted on: NYU Archives Here’s a paper titled “Does Chatter Matter? The Impact of User-Generated Content on Music”. It’s a study in how blogs and and social networking sites are [ … ]
What Happens to Music Collections When They’re Just Collections?
Music has value because it moves us. That special album that takes us back to some magic moment, or the songs we love to dance to. What has people by [ … ]
Frank Zappa on the Music Business
Spotted on: Youtube Who woulda believed that a 20 year old video would provide such great wisdom about music today? The first half of the video is on the music [ … ]
Unbundling Albums – The Silent Killer
Spotted on: The Register Capgemini recently broke down album sales in Britain since 2004. While the report is still confidential, The Register reported on a few details. And what is [ … ]
What Do Album Sales Measure?
On the surface, this may appear like an obvious question. Album sales measure the number of people who buy an artist’s music. Let’s look a little deeper at what album [ … ]
The Cult of Personality – The Modern Artist’s Mantra
The future for musicians looks like more than just great recordings and live shows. The opportunities that the internet provides modern artists is available to everyone, and thus its potential [ … ]
Why We Listen to Music
Music is not a commodity. It’s not something that people buy, or consume. It’s not a revenue stream, or a career choice. It’s an expression of the depths of peoples’ [ … ]