Tag Archives: Music

"Nightmare" Live

Back in late 1999-2001 I was in a band that went through several name changes.  The names were Refuge, Diadem 4, Diadem, and finally H.O. Easy.  We wrote probably around 8 songs and some of them even ended up with … Continue reading

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Trent Reznor, NiggyTardust, & the ISP Music Tax

Trent Reznor (of Nine Inch Nails) has released the stats from the NiggyTardust experiment. For this experiment, 3 versions of the the Niggy Tardust album were released in a digital format. One in 192kbps, one in 320kbps, and finally a FLAC (loseless) version. For limited time you were able to download the 192kbps for free and you could pay $5 and get any one of the 3 versions of your choice. A great test to see what kind of money could be made from such distribution. Continue reading

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Power of Information #64

This week on the Power of Information, Derek, Suzy, and I discuss Apple entering the movie rental business, Sony/BMG dropping DRM, Bill Gate’s new toy (the Microsoft Surface), and Warner Bros. going with Blu-Ray exclusively. Michael also talks about why today’s music might not sound as good as you think. All this and more on this week’s Power of Information. Continue reading

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The Final Nail in DRM’s Coffin

Today via a Business Week article, Sony announced plans to drop DRM and begin selling DRM-Free, Mp3 tracks in Amazon.com’s Mp3 Download store.  This is the signal in the true death of DRM (Digital Rights Management). Sony/BMG records was the … Continue reading

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The Final Nail in DRM's Coffin

Today via a Business Week article, Sony announced plans to drop DRM and begin selling DRM-Free, Mp3 tracks in Amazon.com’s Mp3 Download store.  This is the signal in the true death of DRM (Digital Rights Management). Sony/BMG records was the … Continue reading

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Jermaine Dupri is an Idiot

Somehow in my reading the Huffington Post, I missed a post by Jermain Dupri on the concept of albums, singles, and iTunes. After reading this article, I have come to conclusion that Jermaine Dupri is an idiot and should be … Continue reading

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