The Pono music player – the high-resolution digital audio player promoted by Neil Young – has massive buzz. It was one of Kickstarter’s most successful campaigns. The Pono developers sought $800,000 in funding from the public, but ended up raising a staggering $6.2 million from people that bought into the idea that an audio player that played high-resolution… Read More iPhone Pwns The Pono For Listening To Music
Apple today did its dog and pony show at its annual developers conference, making official introductions for iOS 5, Mac OS X Lion & iCloud. And, while dozens of tech sites (and music sites) are blathering about how awesome and important the updates are, they were largely incremental improvements and expected announcements: Mac OS X… Read More Should Anybody Care About Apple’s Announcements Today Besides Developers? And Has Digital Music Replaced Porn As A Driver For New Technology?
Create Digital Music is celebrating 5 years of digital music love and to do it, they are throwing a free digital media event: Link love, chip love, software love, music love – Create Digital Music is celebrating five years, and it’s time to spread some of the love back to you here in New York… Read More If You’re In New York Dec 2nd, This Is The Place To Be. And The Drinks Are Free.
FanBand Software is a new $39.99 application for musicians that is designed to let you sell digital music files at gigs. FanBand works by letting your audience purchase songs directly from a laptop you provide at shows, and automatically sends your music file directly to their email address, without the need for a credit card terminal, a merchant… Read More New Software Lets You Sell MP3s To Your Audience At Gigs
Autechre plans to follow up Quaristice with thirteen new songs to be released digitally, beginning May 19: In a move guaranteed to annoy people charging crazy money for Autechre goods, their latest 140 minutes of music will arrive as MP3 files only, first exclusively via bleep.com over a course of two weeks from May 19,… Read More New Autechre Release Digital-Only
Clash Music has an interesting interview with synth music pioneer Jean Michel Jarre. It touches on some very timely subjects, including the role of the Internet in music: The Internet isn’t the only answer I think that the Internet might become the ultimate marketing machine, but I also think that in maybe five years’ time,… Read More Jean Michel Jarre On The Internet, Record Labels
Which is a better investment – a turntable or an iPod? That’s the question raised by an interesting article at Crave: Does anybody buying an iPod in 2008 expect to get more than a few years of use out of the thing? My five year old iPod still plays, but I can’t get it to… Read More Will Your iPod Last 30 Years Like A Turntable?
Nine Inch Nails is offering its latest CD, Ghosts I, as a free download from its site. The collection is a teaser to promote their Ghosts I-IV, a new collection of instrumental tracks.The official download requires email registration at the site to get a download link. You can also download the collection officially via BitTorrent.… Read More Nine Inch Nails Offers Latest Album, Ghosts, As Free Download