Amanda Palmer Ted Talk – The Art of Asking
Mar28

Amanda Palmer Ted Talk – The Art of Asking

A very powerful, intimate and enlightening talk from Amanda Palmer where she discusses connecting with fans and creating real world interactions from digital beginnings. It’ really worth the watch.

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Native Instruments Releases KOMPLETE 9 and KOMPLETE 9 ULTIMATE
Mar27

Native Instruments Releases KOMPLETE 9 and KOMPLETE 9 ULTIMATE

Native Instruments today announced the latest generation of its two industry-standard KOMPLETE software bundles. KOMPLETE 9 includes 33 instruments and effects with six new additions, including the brand-new MONARK monosynth, plus the completely re-designed BATTERY 4 drum sampler. KOMPLETE 9 ULTIMATE includes all 65 current KOMPLETE Instruments and Effects at the time of release and over 370 GB of content. Each bundle now also...

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Beatles Custom Vox Guitar Going Up for Auction
Mar21

Beatles Custom Vox Guitar Going Up for Auction

A custom-built VOX guitar played by not just one, but two Beatles around the time of Magical Mystery Tour will be up for auction this May, Reuters reports. Expected to sell between $200,000 and $300,000 at Julien’s Auctions, John Lennon and George Harrison both played the guitar: The latter used it to practice “I Am the Walrus” in 1967, while the former played it during a video taping for “Hello,...

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Do Major Labels Want Streaming to Kill Off Sales?
Mar19

Do Major Labels Want Streaming to Kill Off Sales?

In a very thought provoking article, Moses Avalon discusses why he thinks the major labels won’t mind if digital sales die in favor of payments from streaming services such as Rdio, Spotify Last.fm etc… Tortured album sales (which inched ahead since 2010 with the death of the two biggest illegal P2P services: Limewire and Kazaa) has inspired cost-cutting in the supply chain, thus reducing royalties and fees paid to music...

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Register Of Copyrights Expected To Call For Reduction In Copyright Term
Mar15

Register Of Copyrights Expected To Call For Reduction In Copyright Term

For a long time now, the idea of an overhaul of copyright law in the US has mostly been seen as a pipedream. However, it appears that the Register of Copyright, Maria Pallante, may actually be angling for a major bit of copyright reform. Coming up next Wednesday, she’s going to be testifying before the House Judiciary Committee on her supposed “Call for Updates to U.S. Copyright Law.” Apparently, on March 4th, she...

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