Sorry for the delay in getting these show notes posted…been a hectic time for me. – BK
In this installment of the Technology and the Arts podcast, we share some interesting news, web sites and online resources we have come across recently, including Tunecore, a service that helps independent musicians get their songs on iTunes and other online music stores; and a recent conference on digital music analysis held at Drexel University in Philadelphia. Plus, we discuss a new digital media licensing agreement and the G-1 from T-Mobile, the first phone to use Google’s Android mobile operating system…and more! Hosts: Brian Kelley and John LeMasney. File size: 8 MB. Time: 16 min., 52 sec.
- FriendFeed.com/lemasney – John LeMasney’s FriendFeed profile.
- lemasney.com – John LeMasney’s Web site.
- FriendFeed.com/bktandem – Brian Kelley’s FriendFeed profile.
- Tandem With the Random – Brian Kelley’s blog
This was a solo podcast by Brian…here are some things he mentioned:
- Hair Apparent – Main Man Records’ tribute to 80s hair bands is available for pre-order at www.mainmanrecords.com. The CD features a bluegrass version of Twisted Sister’s “I Wanna Rock” recorded by Brian’s friend Christian Beach (Brian plays accordion on the track).
- Tunecore – This service allows anyone to put songs for sale on music download stores like iTunes, Amazon, eMusic and more for a rather low price. Read about Tunecore at Ars Technica, and about Tunecore’s movie service for independent filmmakers. (Ars Technica)
- The Digital Media Association (DiMA) has reached a licensing deal for certain models of digital music distribution with organizations representing songwriters and musicians. However, the deal does not affect the staggering royalty rates being faced by Internet radio services like Pandora and Live365. (Ars Technica)
- A recent conference on music information retrieval held at Drexel University in Philadelphia — and featuring former Technology and the Arts guest Ge Wang and the Princeton Laptop Orchestra — looked at ways to harness the power of computers to analyze and manage the world of sound. (Philadelphia Inquirer)
- Google and T-Mobile have introduced the G-1, the first phone to run on Google’s open-source Android mobile platform. Here is a first impression. (Yahoo! Tech)