September 25

DRM-Free Music

DRM-Free Music Sources
Today Amazon announced their online music download store that features DRM-free (unprotected) MP3 files for sale. The Amazon MP3 Download Store joins Apple’s iTunes Music Store, eMusic, Beatport, and others in providing ‘unprotected’ digital music that anyone can play in whatever device they choose.

I predict that they will quickly come up to the number 2 spot behind the iTunes Music Store in online music sales, and that this is the turning point in the music industry in general for ditching DRM.

Of course, digital music sales still has a long way to go to catch up to illegal music downloads, but this is a start.

Content wants to be free!

UPDATE: Here’s a good bit of commentary comparing the iTunes store and Amazon’s new store:

“‘If you have a choice of paying $0.89 on Amazon for a higher-quality track with no DRM, or $0.99 for a lower-quality track with portability restrictions, where will you turn?’”

Link to more info

April 27

BabyGrandMaster - for the classy DJ

Baby Grand Master

This thing is nuts. Maybe if I was wealthy and lived in an ostentatious house and pretended to be classy I could pull this thing off. Otherwise I can just admire it from afar — you know, the kind of afar meaning only in pictures.

Baby Grand Master

April 23

WTF…MTV Redesign?

Right when I was getting used to their old flash site, they up a redesign back to HTML… I don’t like it.

I don’t not like it because I prefer flash over HTML, It’s because they took a good thing and made it worse… The main focus of the redesign is something they’re calling “hats” - basically everytime you reload you get a totally different background. In my opinion they wasted a ton of money paying all these artists to create their own versions of the MTV logo, and not enough time working on the usability of the actual content…

Haha! It seems I’m not the only one hating on the site… check out what other people are saying about the site here: MTV LABS