Right on cue following our discussion of the format wars on the podcast, Amazon launches their own streaming music service. A brief report on The Daily Beast says Amazon Music Unlimited will run $3.99 per month for customers who have the Amazon Echo speaker, $7.99 for Amazon Prime subscribers who want to use a different […]
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In the late 1970s and early 1980s there was a war raging. It had nothing to do with the Russians, but did affect our culture for decades to come. It was The Format Wars between two competing media technologies: VHS vs. Betamax. We dig into what gave VHS the competitive edge in the format wars […]
Wow, where to begin? Um, this is a music video thanking Facebook, for…um…being Facebook? Dedicated on the day of the social network’s IPO, this song and video have to be heard and seen to be believed. “We Are the World” it ain’t. Learn more on their dedicated Facebook page, natch.
Two brothers lay down some crazy-ass choreography in this short dub step clip. Regardless of whether you like dub step as a musical genre, this is worth watching.
Recently, Tom and I had a discussion about mono vs. stereo sound and why some records might sound better in the former mix than in the latter, more modern composition. After all, stereo sound is all about spatial modeling of sound that puts the listener “in” the mix. It’s the exploitation of an aural trick […]
Everyone’s talking about Kickstarter, the online micro-funding service that last week announced that it was on track to disburse more than $150 million to artists this year—that’s at least $4 million more than the National Endowment for the Arts annual budget! It brings me back to a discussion the Glorious Noise crew had at the […]
There’s an interesting conversation going on over at one of my favorite music communities and both the topic and the related location are near and dear to my heart. A couple of years ago I helped develop the digital and content strategies for an online community called GRAMMY365 that would serve the members of the […]