ARCHIVE: October 2005

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October 28, 2005

Anyone Want to Buy GarageSpin for $18,000?

Apparently, someone's calculator is broken... :) My blog is worth $18,629.82.How much is your blog worth?... Read More

October 26, 2005

Brit Band Hits No. 1 After Creating an Online Fan Base

Here's an interesting story about the Arctic Monkeys, a British band that built up a huge following of young fans well before signing with a label, by circulating Mp3 files and holding spontaneous gigs. When the single was finally released,... Read More

October 25, 2005

Call for Music Player Live! Photos and Stories

I wasn't able to attend Music Player Live! last weekend. If you were there and have any stories to tell or photos to share, please send them over! In the meantime, I thought I'd give a shout out to some... Read More

October 20, 2005

DiSfish, New Net-Label, Uses Donation Model

A new net-label, DiSfish, is using a donation model to generate revenue for music released under a Creative Commons license. Any artist can upload music and artwork to DiSfish on a non-exclusive basis, and registered users can download and distribute... Read More

October 19, 2005

AES 2005 Home Recording Hardware

Julian at wrote a nice AES wrap-up of some of the home recording equipment showcased. Acoustic treatments (the new Auralex AudioTile), mini recorders (the M-Audio MicroTrack, and the Edirol R-1 wave/mp3 recorder), monitors (the E-Mu PM5 Precision Monitors), microphone... Read More

October 17, 2005

New iPod to Record CD-Quality Audio

I just bought an iPod color two months ago. Bummer -- Music Thing pointed out these specifications from Apple's iPod specs: * Voice recording settings: > Low (22.05 KHz, mono) > High (44.1 KHz, stereo) Argh! ..At least I held... Read More

October 13, 2005

iRadio and Music Player Live

For anyone that's in New York on October 21-23, think about checking out the Music Player Live! summit in Times Square. Exhibitions, performances, gear demos, and seminars are all part of the gig. One announcement caught my attention. Motorola plans... Read More

October 12, 2005

Streampad Music Mashup: Google Maps, Amazon,

This is pretty cool. Streampad is a new web application that lets you: 1) stream your music collection to any internet-connected machine, 2) see where those machines are located (via a Google Maps), and 3) display the appropriate album cover... Read More

October 06, 2005

Interesting Musicians Who Blog

Brad pointed out a cool Metafilter thread where users are posting blogs run by 'interesting' musicians. Fun. (Worry not, I refrained from self-posting. :)... Read More

October 05, 2005

IAMA (International Acoustic Music Awards) KICKS OFF

I received the following announcement regarding a music awards event that's open to all independent and unsigned artists: the International Acoustic Music Awards (IAMA). Here's the scoop: IAMA (International Acoustic Music Awards) promotes excellence in Acoustic Music Performance and Artistry.... Read More

October 03, 2005

Project Studio: AES Workshop

If you happen to be in LA on November 19th, check out the Audio Engineering Society's (AES) one-day workshop entitled "Here Come The Hits! - Building A Project Studio." (Note, it's not free, but costs $30-50 depending on you membership... Read More