Friday, January 25, 2008
According to Paragon Media Strategies, "14-24 year olds are actively designing radio that's not on the radio. The average (median) young adult has 500 songs on their computer, 400 songs on their MP3 player, and 50 CDs. 14-18 year-olds have more than double the number of songs that 19-24s have on their computers and MP3 players." There's some good research available on the site and it seems to be free - if you sign up for an account.....
Monday, January 21, 2008
I haven’t seen much chatter about this new value-add feature of buying a physical disc, but I’ve been a proponent of this ‘something extra’ strategy for years with regards to the music industry…(I’m glad to see the movie industry learning from the music industry’s mistakes…)
“Buy select DVDs and you get something extra free: an iTunes Digital Copy. Just pop the DVD into your computer and the iTunes version transfers to your iTunes library, ready to watch or sync to your iPod, iPhone, or Apple TV. Look for “iTunes Digital Copy” on the DVDs you buy, starting with the DVD release of Family Guy: Blue Harvest Special Edition.”
Saturday, January 19, 2008
Coby Electronics and WoozyFly.com (an online music media company devoted to independent music) recently announced a strategic digital content alliance that will deliver Coby MP3 players, MP4 and Portable Media players bundled with original WoozyFly.com music video content to Coby customers globally…Beginning this month, select Coby players will feature WoozyFly’s original videos from the leading artists on the indie music scene…
Wednesday, January 16, 2008
“We are not here in this world to find elegant solutions, pregnant with initiative, or to serve the ways and modes of profitable progress. No, we are here to provide for all those who are weaker and hungrier, more battered and crippled than ourselves. That is our only certain good and great purpose on earth, and if you ask me about those insoluble economic problems that may arise if the top is deprived of their initiative, I
would answer, To hell with them. The top is greedy and mean and will always find a way to take care of themselves. They always do.”
- Michael Foot
So......in other words, it allows anyone and everyone to create and play music with no training or talent! Yamaha truly has created a new "visible music" interface, and if it catches any legs, get ready for even more user generated content online and perhaps even a new genre of music :-)
Also, here's a link to a 3 minute video on YouTube.