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Sunday, 2 February 2020

The ?celestial jukebox" era is dead. What's next for music streaming? ? Water & Music

quote [ The ?celestial jukebox? of early streaming, while idyllic in theory, presents a similar conundrum: the more choices we face for what to listen to or watch as users of these platforms, the more paralyzed we become and the more we tend to flock towards what we already know. Or, the less we remember the vast swath of music we end up consuming.
In a world of chronic abundance, gatekeepers earn more power, not less. ]

Head in the clouds, eh?
[SFW] [music]
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Saturday, 1 February 2020

Inside YouTube?s calming ?Lofi Hip Hop Radio to Relax/Study to? community

quote [ The majority of stations play lo-fi hip hop, or ?chill hop?, a genre that runs introspective and jazzy old school hip hop beats through the crackly sounds of an old cassette or vinyl record. Wistful movie quotes frequently bookend the tracks on the playlists. ]

Beat Tapes! I prefer MP3s over Streaming because these mixes are so easy to come by. Then again, these chat boxes seem to be crucial.
[SFW] [music] [+6 Good]
[by Paracetamol@8:23pmGMT] [1 comment]

Thursday, 16 January 2020

Nate Scheible ? Fairfax

quote [ Visiting a north Virginia thrift shop, Scheible happened upon a cassette recording of a multi-part audio love letter recorded by an unnamed woman. Her voice is an emotional mix of sincerity, loneliness and age. ]

A very sad elder lovestory drowned in ambient.
[SFW] [music] [+1 Interesting]
[by Paracetamol@8:32pmGMT] [2 comments]

Tuesday, 14 January 2020

Jackie - Unfortunately

quote [ piece of early-Fame young-girl melodic pop from Jackie, whom Kent speculate may be the early Fame back-up singer Jackie Weaver who had even earlier enjoyed one teeny style 45 for Chess (#1797) way back in 1961. ]

Early Fame records bittersweet lisping triggered by the chat.
[SFW] [music] [+1 Good]
[by Paracetamol@6:50amGMT] [2 comments]

Monday, 13 January 2020

Moldy Oldie Marketing

quote [ How the music industry?s TV-driven direct marketing strategies revived vintage hits, salvaged floundering careers, and brought us Zamfir?s epic pan flute. ]

Dance around it naked with pagans, leggings, and pan-flutes
[SFW] [music] [+2]
[by ScoobySnacks@6:00amGMT] [0 comments]

Sunday, 12 January 2020

The Endless Potential Of The Pedal Steel Guitar, An Odd Duck By Any Measure

quote [ The pedal steel guitar is, for many, inextricable from its roots in country music ? but its well runs much deeper than providing some smooth twang. ]

Some music fans appreciate the pedal steel
[SFW] [music] [+3 Informative]
[by ScoobySnacks@6:02amGMT] [1 comment]

The Man Who?s Spending $1 Billion to Own Every Pop Song

quote [ Music mogul Merck Mercuriadis raised hundreds of millions of dollars to buy the rights to hits by Taylor Swift and Bruno Mars. Is he? ]

Welcome to current day Feudalism
[SFW] [music] [+4 Interesting]
[by satanspenis666@5:33amGMT] [3 comments]

Monday, 23 December 2019

Four Songs A-Listenin?

quote [ Celebrating weird, wonderful, and somewhat less heralded holiday music as we continue our yuletide celebration. Bring headphones with a built-in Santa hat. ]

How 'bout we sing some holiday songs?
[SFW] [music]
[by ScoobySnacks@6:02amGMT] [3 comments]

Sunday, 15 December 2019

MASHUP - Mariah Manson - All I Want For Christmas is the Beautiful People

quote [ I'm gonna have my 6th graders perform it just like this for the concert. ]

I mean cmon, Mariah makes like 1-3mil a year on residuals and I'm certainly tired of this song. Like since 2000.
[SFW] [music]
[by ooo[......7@2:23amGMT] [2 comments]

Thursday, 12 December 2019

Metadata is the biggest little problem plaguing the music industry

quote [ Although the idea of crafting centralized and standardized metadata is daunting, many say it?s not something to give up on. Aside from cleaning up record-keeping errors, it would help prevent other musicians from ?dripping pennies,? and connect them with the money they?re due. ]

Ha! The 4th comment or something is "use blockchain" ? luckily, knowledgeable readers commented on this.
[SFW] [music]
[by Paracetamol@8:51pmGMT] [6 comments]

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