Free Friday: Peter Gabriel Edition – Here Comes The Flood

Ok, so it's more like trade your email address for a free MP3 download Friday.  But you're probably already on Guitar Center's mailing list, and you should be on Peter's.  (You can unsubscribe at any time.)  Peter's performance from the unlisted (i.e., don't try to search for it) YouTube video below is available as an [...]

By | August 12th, 2010|free friday, Songs|

Why You Hate Your iPod

The Paradox of Choice and Learning to Savor Your Music I’ve had a nagging feeling that the thousands of songs spread among my multiple iThings and iTunes libraries are beginning to taunt me.  Since I’m old enough to have actually worked in a record store, I can remember the excitement when new releases arrived each [...]

By | August 5th, 2010|Gig Bag, iThing, music industry, Tech|

Free Friday: Arcade Fire Edition

Arcade Fire's next album The Suburbs will be released on the 2nd of August in the UK, and the 3rd in US and Canada. Brothers Will and Win Butler introduced two of the songs on NPR this morning: "Month of May" and the title track "The Suburbs." The album is available for pre-order from the Arcade Fire site in several flavors including digital, vinyl, and CD. All versions include premium digital tracks in 320 kbps MP3, FLAC or Apple Lossless. And pre-orders get an instant download of "Month of May" and "The Suburbs."

By | May 27th, 2010|free friday, Songs|

Free Friday: UK Edition w/Maybeshewill

It is hard to make a living as a musician.  It is hard to find to find bookings for bands playing original music.  Make that original instrumental music and you're off the charts.  Maybeshewill then kicks the degree of difficulty up a few notches by doing it all on their own. Maybeshewill don’t really like [...]

By | April 15th, 2010|free friday, Gig Bag, music industry, Songs|