IGN: Kevin Smith Says No to Kickstarter
Wired UK: BitTorrent study challenges videogame piracy misconceptions “However, the numbers in our investigation suggest that previously reported magnitudes in game piracy are too high.”
Paste: Jack White / Third Man Records to Reissue Sun Records Classics
RedditTV: Music Theory by Karen Ramirez (good stuff)
Forbes: Brian Zisk and SF MusicTech Summit “As the music world knows, and the rest of the world is finding, it’s time to throw caution to those winds and dance alongside Shiva.”
Happy Mother’s Day!
DJZ: The Internet Rules The Music Business
NBC Bay Area: SF MusicTech Seeks Innovators Startups and developers win prizes and exposure
Guardian UK: Brian Eno at Red Bull Music Academy (video)
Hypebot: BitTorrent Bundle Launches Awesome. “The BitTorrent Bundle is not an album, an MP3, or an MOV. It’s a multimedia format. It’s an early build of a new type of torrent file where fan interaction, like email collection or donation, happens inside the torrent.”
TechCrunch: MOX.tv 24/7 Dance Music Web TV Channel New addiction…
UnCrate: Bohemian Oil Can Guitars These things sound great, and they double as weapons… if need be.
Twenty-Four Bit Vault: Badalamenti Narrating over Laura Palmer’s Theme #creativeprocess Reminds me to go listen to more Joe Frank…
Tried SubPac at last SF MusicTech Summit, it is powerful. #lumbar-bass-party Best impulse purchase in a while… can’t wait for delivery.
Billboard/WSJ/Rumor: Live Nation Grabs 50% of Insomniac (wow!)
Ars Technica: Warner Bros Sued in NyanCourt
Digital Music News: Talking Points for Copyright Overhaul
Attention Startups & Developers! Want to show off your stuff at the 13th SF MusicTech Summit? Enter the SF MusicTech Summit XIII Start-Up Innovators Showcase
AllHipHop: Big Stars… New iPhone App… Streaming Live Shows #spacebar Couch tour technology is getting really good (you be the judge of the music)…
Reuters: DMCA Safe Harbor…boaters beware. #DMCA #hazard The court found that the DMCA’s “safe harbor” provision does not apply to recordings made prior to 1972, when Congress first recognized a federal copyright for sound recordings.
New Orleans Jazz Fest: streaming music on WWOZ
Happy Birthday, Brian! You make the world a brighter place!
NYT: Red Bull Music Academy Comes To New York
TwentyFourBit.Com: Patti Smith’s Advice to Young Artists
Digital Trends: Amazing Media Room “… uses an array of five MacBook Pros to do all of the necessary number crunching to make images work on an 18-foot wide screen.”
Musician’s Guide: How Are Musicians Using the iPad?
Gizmodo: How Inventor Paul Vo Created A Device That Sounds Like Magic
BandPage: “Experiences” with your favorite artists #rare “From interviewing your favorite musician to singing with them onstage, any experience is now possible.” - BandPage
A Prize Inside: “Beer Mode” App for New Belgium Brewery
Dropkick Murphys: Boston Marathon Benefit Shirt
Playbook Guide for Music on YouTube (pdf)
Smithsonian Folkways: iTunes U. programs for music education / tools for teaching
Variety: Artists Reclaiming Music Rights
Lowden / Bushmills: Whiskey Barrel Guitar
Hypebot/Sidewinder.FM: For Music Discovery, Definition Often Varies