Jim Carroll

Music, Life and everything else

The Tuesday morning randomiser. Horse-free zone.

We wrote last week about the Analog Festival. Well, the niceness continues with news that Ninepoint Records are doing a night at the Analog Studio venue during the fest featuring Thread Pulls, Danish act Mit Nye Band and UK outfit …

Tue, Apr 22, 2008, 07:20

   

We wrote last week about the Analog Festival. Well, the niceness continues with news that Ninepoint Records are doing a night at the Analog Studio venue during the fest featuring Thread Pulls, Danish act Mit Nye Band and UK outfit Petit Mal. It happens on July 19th and tickets are a tenner.

According to some Universal Music Group legal eagle, throwing away promo CDs is a breach of copyright. Bang goes the frisbee Olympics I’d planned for next month using all those watermarked CDs lying in a corner of the office which no-one has bothered to listen to.

You get a better class of article in the FT. Where else would you find Charlie McCreevy, Guy Hands and The Beatles in the the one piece? Yes, it’s another couple of hundred words on copyright extensions.

The New York Times takes a close look at The Filter, the Peter Gabriel-backed music recommendation service.

I can’t wait to see this widely available for the Wii

Unfortunately, they don’t make record bosses like Walter Yetnikoff any more. Here’s Walter in full flow. If you have not read Howing At The Moon, the best book ever written about a former record label boss, make amends NOW. Note to self: must dig out interview with Yetnikoff from a few years ago.

If Stereogum or Idolator write about some act signed to Universal Music, beware. Social networking set-up Buzznet, which recently acquired both music blogs, got a big cash injection of their own from, yes, Universal Music Group. Here, any major labels wants to throw what is left of their cash at On The Record? Or are you all involved in the bidding war for Nialler9? Yeah, thought so. It’s the pink banner, isn’t it? Memo to designers: we need a new look.

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