People are no longer paying for songs they never wanted in the first place.
On The Media is a great weekly public radio podcast on everything media. This week, they explore something close to the hearts of Glorious Noise readers – the digital age of music. From Napster to the Pirate Bay, Hank Shocklee to Girl Talk, they break down the past 10 years of the music industry and … Continue reading On The Media: Facing the (Free) Music
A couple of recent articles have made me wonder if the major labels are finally starting to retract their heads from their asses when it comes to dealing with the internet. Last week, the New York Times reported that music labels are now striking more favorable terms with Web companies, and now we learn that … Continue reading Are the Major Labels starting to…get it?
Session drummer Josh Freese ups the ante on “pay what you want.” Will rich kids from Florida become the new Medicis?
The digital download of the new Mountain Goats EP is now available. Pay whatever you think is fair.
You’ve gotta love internet time. September 7: At the MTV Video Music Awards, Kanye West performs his new song, “Love Lockdown.” September 10: Kanye posts a studio version of “Love Lockdown” on his blog. 17 pages of comments reveal that many fans preferred the live version. September 15: Kanye posts a teaser on his blog … Continue reading Kanye West – Love Lockdown (version 2)
John Darnielle has announced that The Mountain Goats will be independently releasing a new EP, produced by Scott Solter, entitled Satanic Messiah EP, as a double-7″ in a “hi-gloss UV gatefold sleeve […] in a limited edition of 666 copies,” and only available at shows. “But wait!” I hear some of you saying. “If I … Continue reading New Mountain Goats: Satanic Messiah EP
Internet music guru Ian Rogers challenges the hit-making aspirations of the traditional music industry in his latest post on FISTFULAYEN: Does The New Business Of Music Change The Way Music Sounds? I was on a panel at Bandwith Conference last week and the “Who is going to play The Staples Center in five years?” question … Continue reading Ian Rogers says: Fuck the Police
In a post called Aloha, Mr. Hands, former Beastie Boys/Nullsoft/Yahoo Music general manager Ian Rogers tells Guy Hands what he would do to change EMI’s new music business: With the disappearance of advantaged label competencies such as superior production, distribution, and marketing, reconfigure your labels to be based around affinities and focused narrowly enough to … Continue reading How to Make the Major Labels Relevant
Ian Rogers, who helped found Nullsoft, creators of Winamp, and moved on to Grand Royal, where he shepherded the Beastie Boys onto the internet, is now General Manager of Yahoo Music. He was invited to talk to the music industry at their big convention in Aspen in December, and now he’s got his presentation, Talking … Continue reading Ian Rogers Talks to the Music Biz