Thursday, March 22, 2007

Indie Victory on iTunes!


Today is the day. I posted a few weeks ago about an effort to push an indie artist to the top of the charts on iTunes. You can find more info about this effort at Bum Rush The Charts. The band that is featured is Black Lab.

Sunday, March 18, 2007

Thursday, March 15, 2007

Music! I have been looking for this Internet radio station!


I have been looking for a cool Internet radio station form the middle east. Having spent a lot of time there in the past five years I miss the music! One of the highlights of my travels there was sitting and listening to an Egyptian group of about 15 musicians blasting through 4 hours of traditional music. I loved it so much I bought an Oud on a trip to Cairo and took lessons when I returned here to Los Angeles. (Who knew you could find and Oud teacher in L.A. let alone an Oud salesman in Cairo who went to the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor?!)
I have found a lot of talk radio from the region but with my severely limited Arabic it was not too interesting. Finding music has been difficult and spotty. This site from Beirut is awesome:
Radio Sawt.

Thursday, March 08, 2007

New Music Service - Major Acts, No DRM

Canadian Indie Powerhouse Nettwerk Records has recently teamed up to sell music downloads for their artists through the Amie Street service. Amie has an interesting sales model. Every track by every artist starts out as being available for free. As the song is download more and more times the price rises to coincide with the track's popularity. The maximum cost is 98 cents. Nettwerk is home to an impressive roster of talent from the Great White North including Sarah Maclachlan, Avril Lavigne and the Barenaked Ladies.

Monday, March 05, 2007

Live Music Recording on a Flash Drive??


Yep.

Aderra Audio Systems
The WHOLE concert. The WHOLE presentation. The WHOLE religious service.
Right there, on the spot, before the audience leaves the building.