If We Can’t Innovate, Just Copy – The Musical

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myspace logoMyspace has launched its very own music service, while i do like supporting independent artists i think that Myspace is the wrong vehicle.

Whilst Myspace has a large user base this user base is mainly of the same demographic, so if I were an independent artist I wouldn’t just want to make my music available to one section of the world. This is were iTunes is a semi-solution whilst the pricing and money proportioning is absolute rubbish (at least there trying to their best with the greedy labels) but you can quite easily reach a wide set of people easily.

MySpace isn’t in it for the betterment of the music industry there in it for the money, you only have to look at its ad saturated interface.

I am going to go off on a bit of a tangent now but it is relevant.

Record Labels are suing the next generation of their consumers on a daily basis, my sister still finds it hard to grasp that just because you can get it for free doesn’t make it legal, but young people live online and consume most of there media online you only have to look at the explosion of P2P, Blogging, Podcasting etc. But the labels still insist the best way to tackle the problem get there money back.

I would much rather be able to download any music for free and then have to option to then pay the artist, I know people may abuse this but if the artist is really that good people like me would go and donate (or whatever you want to call it) to the artist.

It is no longer the labels that should make the profit it should be the artist who get the re-ward for there work.

I think this quote just highlights what is wrong (its from memory so may be slightly inaccurate) “We will sue anybody who downloads music associated with our label” Virgin Records

How Long Can Apple Keep this Up??

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Apple LogoI am a Mac user and as with any other mac user i swear by them and love every minute of using them (apart from when i break unix) but apple can no longer keep up the hype and rumor mongering that i read every day – it just simply isn’t possible.

What other company can you think of that people get all excited because there might be the off chance that a processor in a laptop may just change. As much as Apple is a market leader it cannot keep generating this much hype. On the one hand it is good at generating publicity but this publicity can be a double edged sword, Apple only has to release one bad product and it will be in trouble. Take the iPod for example if there were a new iPod to come out tomorrow and all the units didn’t work would you be put off buying another iPod for your collection??

I don’t like being negative like this and a really do hope apples success continues but at some point something has to change.

Update

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Just implemented a couple of tweaks to the site over the last two days, I have finally got round to updating the about me page. I aren’t really sure i like it but I can always change it.

Also I have resurected my Feedburner account and installed a great little plugin by Steve Smith so i dont have to mess with the inerds of wordpress to get it to redirect my feed, so if anybody is using my feed it will make no difference to you because the service is redirect all by itself (no isnt that clever)