Beatport, the recognized leader in electronic music downloads, announced today the world widelaunch of Beatsource.com. Beatsource.com, an urban music download store modeled after Beatport’s success inthe electronic music market place, will provide access to high quality, legal music downloads, with a focus on premium urban and hip hop music content. The online store will utilize all of Beatport’s current technology includingDRM free downloads in multiple formats, instant download shopping, advanced search, language localization, and unique music browsing features. “Over the last four years Beatport has helped change how DJs and enthusiasts purchase electronic music aroundthe globe,” said Jonas Tempel, Beatport’s CEO. “Our goal with Beatsource is to provide users with the same easy to use shopping experience and an unprecedented music catalog of urban music and DJ tools.” The music catalog includes Beatsource digital exclusives with DJ Rectangle and Milkcrate Records, new releasesfrom Big Dada, KOCH, Nervous, Delicious Vinyl, Stones Throw, and over 800 of the world’s top urban labels. Inaddition, Beatsource will offer hard to find DJ classics from artists like Madlib, Dizzee Rascal, J DIlla, Jazzy Jeff,KRS-One and more, available for download today. Track prices range from $1.49 to $2.49 based on the music’sexclusivity, file format and release date. Beatsource is celebrating its launch by awarding over $10,000 in prizes through their ‘Great Launch Giveaway.’ Anynewly registered user who joins Beatsource before March 15, 2008, will be automatically entered into a giveawaywith the chance to win one of three great prize packages from Apple, Pioneer, Native Instruments andBeatsource.com.
Beatsource’s online music store features: – DRM free downloads in multiple file formats: 320kbps MP3s, 192kbps Mp4s, and WAV
– Supports: Traktor Scratch, Serato, Torq, iPod and all other DJ playback devices
– Song types: acappellas, instrumentals, clean, dirty, and other hard to find remixes– Instant download or shop by crate – Top 10 Charts from the industry’s leading artists and labels – Music from over 800 urban labels – Advanced search – Custom Artist/Label pages featuring top downloads – Multiple languages: English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, and Japanese About Beatsource/ Beatport: Beatsource is the first legal online digital retailer specializing in the global sound of urban music. As a member ofthe Beatport family, Beatsource is designed to service the evolution of digital music culture – redefining how DJsand enthusiasts acquire their music. Beatsource.com allows users to access the world of urban music throughsecure, legal, hi-speed, high quality downloads in MP3, MP4 and WAV formats on a pay per download basis
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Chuck Palahniuk im Interview, Sun Electric im Gespräch mit Frank Bretschneider, Anthony Waine über Kitsch und Kunst,
Musik aus Bristol,
Literatur vom Polar, Dirty Projectors, Jeff Wall, Jonathan Meese…
und allem, was man sonst so wissen sollte über Musik, Literatur, Film, Comic, Videospiel, Mode/Lifestyle, Kunst und Kulturtheorie
Hello everyone. I’ve waited a LONG time to be able to make the following announcement: as of right now Nine Inch Nails is a totally free agent, free of any recording contract with any label. I have been under recording contracts for 18 years and have watched the business radically mutate from one thing to something inherently very different and it gives me great pleasure to be able to finally have a direct relationship with the audience as I see fit and appropriate. Look for some announcements in the near future regarding 2008. Exciting times, indeed.
Well, that’s what Trent Reznor had to say today…via a posting on his NIN.com website. Exciting times, indeed if you’re an established player with 18 years of built-in audience, but where does that leave a band just breaking into the business?
Some feel the implosion of the major record labels, and some large independents, is going to be a great thing for the music business. John Storyk, the 61 year-old owner of the the Walters-Storyk Design Group, likens this period of time to the mid sixties just before the music world exploded. “I think a revolution is right around the corner.” Storyk should know, he got his start designing world-class recording studios by teaming with Jimi Hendrix to construct the famed Electric Ladyland in New York City.
Reznor’s declaration comes on the heels of Radiohead’s ambitious retailing of their new album, “In Rainbows.” Reznor and his feel NIN tribesmen will probably pull out all multimedia stops, next year on their next release…exciting times, indeed.
Radiohead Blazes New Retail Trail
Radiohead have unveiled one of the most ambitious music retail experiments to date. Dubbed “It’s Up To You”, the influential band will sell their new album “Rainbows” in the unprotected (Digital Rights Management Free) MP3 format for as little as one dollar starting October 10th.
Radiohead, who recently split from their longtime label, Capitol (EMI), after seven albums, has decided to initially unleash their album to the public digitally, and then a special box set in December followed by a general CD release in 2008. “In Rainbows” was produced by Nigel Godrich, who has been at the helm for the past ten years.
The special edition boxed set will cost $80 / £40 and include two vinyl albums, a CD version of the new album and a second CD with additional new songs, artwork and photographs of the band. The digital or boxed set could be pre-ordered from the group’s website InRainbows.com, and early reports suggest that the box set is outselling the digital downloads 2 to 1.
The lowest price you can score the digital release is a dollar, which the group claims will only “cover the credit card fee,” but that transaction fee seems high to us. With this approach, Radiohead has eliminated a label, a wholesaler and retail operations. In addition, Radiohead is now in complete control of “leaking” their own album, sinc no advance copies have been made available to the radio or media outlets.
?The ability of creators to parlay their expressive efforts with technology falls within a battleground that accountants, lawyers, and lawmakers dictate with barbed boundaries. That?s as impossible as owning the air itself, which Kembrew McLeod states and identifies clearly.?
?Chuck D, Public Enemy
?People, this is it?. A must-read for anyone who wants to actually change the way digital culture operates.?
?Paul D. Miller aka. Dj Spooky that Subliminal Kid
Freedom of Expression®
Freedom of Expression®: Overzealous Copyright Bozos and Other Enemies of Creativity (Doubleday/Random House, 2005)
***WINNER OF THE AMERICAN LIBRARY ASSOCIATION’S OBOLER AWARD FOR BEST SCHOLARSHIP IN THE AREA OF INTELLECTUAL FREEDOM***
Freedom of Expression®: Overzealous Copyright Bozos and Other Enemies of Creativity, published in 2005 by Random House/Doubleday.
Intellectual Property Versus Free Expression: Does Copyright Murder Freedom?, translated and published in Japan in 2006 (not my chosen title, but it’s awesome nonetheless!).
Freedom of Expression®: Resistance and Repression in the Age of Intellectual Property, forthcoming paperback edition to be published Spring 2007 by University of Minnesota Press — revised, and with a new afterword by the author and a forword by Stanford University Law Professor Lawrence Lessig.
Also coming in 2007: The Media Education Foundation’s documentary companion to the book, also titled Freedom of Expression®: Resistance and Repression in the Age of Intellectual PropertyAbout the Author
A journalist, activist, artist, and professor in the Department of Communication Studies at the University of Iowa, KEMBREW McLEOD is the author of Owning Culture: Authorship, Ownership, and Intellectual Property Law (Peter Lang, 2001) and has written music criticism for Rolling Stone, the Village Voice, Spin, and Mojo. He is also the coproducer of a 2001 documentary on the music industry, Money for Nothing: Behind the Business of Pop Music, and a documentary on intellectual property law, Copyright Criminals, which will be completed in 2005.
1) Kid Koala – Slew test – Ninja Tune
2) Kid Koala – Gimme a K – Ninja Tune
3) Cut Chemist – What’s the altitude – Warner
4) Rico Tubbs – Ghetto soul – Menu
5) Atomic Hooligan – You Are Here (ILS mix) – Botchit & Scarper
6) Freestylers ft Pendulum – Painkiller (Ed Solo mix) – Against the Grain
7) Nickodemus – Keep’n a Dance – Massive B
8) Mr Lif – Ultra Mega – Definitive Jux
9) Cut Chemist – Spoons – Warner
10) Pop Levi – Blue Honey – Counter
11) Ellen McIlwaine – Higher ground – Ko’Tai
12) Martin Brew – Galactico – Fat City
13) Daniele Baldelli – Cronos – Mediane
14) Kraftwerk – Trans Europe Express – EMI
15) Vikter Duplaix – I See The Sun – BBE
16) Gianfranco Reverberi – Nel Cimitero Di T – Unknown
17) Jackson – Utopia – Warp
BT – Embracing the Sunshine [Deeper Sunshine Mix]
Gideon and Rob H – It’s All within You
Gypsy – Funk de Fino
Dread Zone – No Justice No Peace [The Warning Remix]
Jondi & Spesh with Brian Stillwater – Big Air
Charasmatix – Society FX [DJ Cosmix Remix]
Heads of State – Collected
Magistus – Good Air [Big Head Remix]
Air Frog – Kalas
Super Stereo – Tea, Scones and Marmelade
Evil Surgery – Green Machine (I’m Working)
BT – Quark
Prototype – La Caldera [Nils Hess Remix]
Antranig & Pons – NY Gridlock
Sourmash – Force of Habit
Kraftwelt – Deranged [Interfaith Section 8 Mix]
Loknar & Polansky – Dark Mirror [Mirror Mix]
Gunhead – Exocite