'music biz' Archive

How to get me to buy plastic

15 April 2009, 6:32 am
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I don’t buy nearly as much music on physical media as I used to. I’ve made my peace with MP3 sound quality. iTunes dropped the DRM , so I dropped my boycott. Amie Street has recently joined Emusic as a favored source for legit MP3 downloads.
So mostly I buy CDs and vinyl these days when […]

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book report: Jennifer Trynin; Everything I’m Cracked Up to Be

25 August 2007, 10:15 am
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If I were dictator of the world, everybody who wanted to form a band to play in front of people would be legally required to watch Standing in the Shadows of Motown first, and everyone who wanted to sign a record deal would be required to read Everything I’m Cracked Up to Be. In my […]

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home taping is killing music

29 September 2006, 8:14 pm
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I didn’t really set out to boycott major label recordings (at least those that don’t have software nasties), and the fact that I’ve kinda been doing so for the past several years is more a byproduct of how I’m exposed to and purchase music than a deliberate strategy.
Since I joined La La, I’ve gotten […]

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Protected: because Pitchforkmedia.com crashes my browser

16 June 2005, 12:31 pm
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There is no excerpt because this is a protected post.

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hornet buzz

22 April 2004, 3:02 pm
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Most of the time, legislative solutions to problems posed by technology are a bad idea. Social and economic solutions make more sense.

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position paper

21 April 2004, 6:50 pm
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your host isn’t as young as he once was, but he’s still pretty angry

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