records

/Tag:records

Neil Young on living in the low-rez world

"We can't control the back end of the donkey." In this clip from the D: Dive Into Media conference, Neil Young begins by saying "My goal is to try to rescue the art form that I've been practicing for the past 50 years." He goes on to talk about  preserving the album format, how piracy is [...]

By | February 1st, 2012|music industry, Tech|

2011 Holiday gift guide for music & audio geeks (part 3)

Pink Floyd back catalogue immersion edition Pink Floyd - Back Catalogue Poster Print - $0.01 + 3.99 shipping When design studio Hipgnosis was commissioned to create a tv commercial for Pink Floyd's back catalogue, they came up with five ideas.  Although the "catalogue of backs" concept didn't make it to the commercial, EMI had Storm [...]

By | December 6th, 2011|Gig Bag|

Goldheart Assembly: MMT Featured Artist

Walking down 6th street in Austin, it was James Dale's  voice that called me up to the 512 Rooftop. Once there, it was all of Goldheart Assembly that won me over with strong melodies, tight harmonies, and well-crafted pop songs.  Their performance earned them the MMT Sammy Award for Best Debut (Foreign) at SXSW 2011. [...]

By | November 6th, 2011|MMT Featured Artists|

DC Local Music Day is here! You should be too!

Visit participating locations for a taste of local music and other good things Today - October 5, 2011, local businesses across the city will stream a playlist featuring the albums of eight local artists.  Visit a participating location to show your support for local music, then head to The Dunes for the launch party at [...]

By | October 5th, 2011|Gig Bag|

Why you should buy your music directly from the artist

A closer look at online earnings (and losses) per platform (originally published September 27, 2011) If there's a lesson to be gleaned from the recent kerfuffle over Spotify and artist payments, it is this: fans of indie music should buy directly from the artist whenever possible. The dust-up started when Uniform Motion posted earnings from [...]

By | October 4th, 2011|music industry, Tech|

The end of world as we know it: R.E.M. no more

I can't think of another band that maintained its integrity over three decades of playing.  Thanks for everything. A wise man once said-- "the skill in attending a party is knowing when it's time to leave." We built something extraordinary together. We did this thing. And now we're going to walk away from it. I [...]

By | September 21st, 2011|Gig Bag, music industry|

Hi-Fi 2.0: Let’s do the math!

Part 3 in a series: After decades of continual improvements in audio recording and playback technologies, the average 21st Century listener will hear most music at lower fidelity than before the millennium. How did this happen, and can anything be done about it? In Part 1, we reviewed some of the reasons for the general [...]

By | September 15th, 2011|Tech|

Hi-Fi 2.0: Analog vs. Digital – Everybody Wins! (Loses)

Part 2 in a series: After decades of continual improvements in audio recording and playback technologies, the average 21st Century listener will hear most music at lower fidelity than before the millennium. How did this happen, and can anything be done about it? In Part 1, we reviewed some of the reasons for the general [...]

By | September 1st, 2011|Tech|

OK Go – 180/365: hopes, dreams, and FREE Confetti

Confetti Cannons. Furry Guitars. Electric Jackets. Confetti Cannons. Hand Bells. Tubular Bells. Confetti Cannons. Streaming Video. 3D Movies. Confetti Cannons. Bleeping Thingamagoops. Scrolling Bass. Confetti Cannons. Unlike, say...Charlie Sheen, it's obvious that OK Go puts a lot of thought, effort and energy into their shows. And confetti cannons. LOTS of confetti cannons. After an endearing [...]

By | June 24th, 2011|Gig Bag|