Follow Up: Apple Digital Vampire

Here is a great follow up to yesterday’s post in which Pete Townshend called Apple’s iTunes a digital vampire.  Artists perspective versus the business perspective.  Special thanks to @kickshuffle for e-mailing me this link.  Follow that blog for more great music insight http://kickshuffle.com/  also on twitter @kickshuffle.

http://www.billboard.biz/bbbiz/industry/digital-and-mobile/business-matters-the-problem-with-pete-townshend-1005460892.story

Another counter argument to Mr. Townshend, from another good blog.

http://musicindustryblog.wordpress.com/2011/11/01/why-itunes-isnt-a-digital-vampire/

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iTunes: Digital Vampire

Pete Townshend of ‘The Who’ calls iTunes a digital vampire….Happy day after Halloween

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-15528101

Interesting stuff here.  Could Apple enter the talent management market for up and coming bands, providing insight on how best to manage the digital music market?  I don’t know about all that….

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Monday, Monday, Monday

Happy Monday everyone, while I am busy in classes all day check out the following:

Intersting interview with Red Light Management exec, a firm that manages tons of high-profile musical acts.

http://www.topspinmedia.com/2011/02/ecosystem-interview-taylor-bridgode-red-light-management

Also check out the video of the day….Gary Clark Jr. performs Bright Lights at the Crossroads Music Festival.  I recently saw him and his band perform at a small venue in downtown Charlottesville and the show blew me away.  Anyway enjoy this clip with some epic guitar soloing.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x_ZeDn-hHGE

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Phish, the music industry, and thinking like a start-up

Pretty interesting piece relating technology, developments in the music industry, and how Phish has acted like a start-up to mitigate challenges in the age of filesharing and digital music.

http://eitanhochster.wordpress.com/2011/10/28/phish-and-startups/

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The Wait is Over

Welcome to the Stilllwaiting blog. Here are a couple songs or links to songs to kickstart your Sunday and celebrate the release of Phish’s 1997 Hampton, VA run.

First up: Mike’s Song>I am Hydrogen> Weekapaug Groove (Hampton, VA 1997)

http://soundcloud.com/ragingmobofjoggers/mikes-song-i-am-hydrogen/s-FZswK

Second: AC/DC Bag>Slave to the Traffic Light (Hampton, VA 1997)

http://www.reverbnation.com/phish 

Makisupa Policeman>Night Nurse>Makisupa Policeman (Manchester, NH 2010)

http://www.reverbnation.com/phish

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