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Music Like Water revisited

Music may be like water — but it’s not water. Applying a tariff for all users of digital devices misunderstands consumers, music, the industry — and water. One of the debates I get dragged into quite regularly is the Music Like Water thing —...

Three conversations about music

In which I speak to three different (semi-fictional) characters to try and look at the problem of selling music online from several different angles. Steve Jobs hammers home the £1 per track dilemma ‘How do you make money from music?’ is an increasingly...

Okay… now stop coming to my website

See that big orange button up the top there? Go click it. Then don’t come back. My observation that my stats were down yesterday actually caused some people to apologise that they were just looking at the RSS feed, using Google Reader or similar. Let’s be...

Nimbit

When I talked to Gerd Leonhard from Sonific on this blog recently, I mentioned I’d be featuring another widget-based tool for online music distribution. Introducing Nimbit. I’ve been looking around at widgets that musicians and their fans can embed into...

Music for Code Monkeys

Want to go viral and have fan-made videos circulating the net? Talk to the code monkeys. It’s a surprisingly little-known fact that if you want to get a song on the radio, you should write a song that mentions or features radio stations and DJs. ‘We Built...

V2 on We7 4U

You’ve probably read about We7 — the advertising-supported free download music site. Some are calling it the way forward, others see it as grasping at straws. I thought I’d ask. Recently, one of the bigger independent record labels, V2 Music signed a...