covenant-spotify

So let’s give this Spotify thing a go.

I tried Last.fm around 2009 when I was applying for a job with them. The computer-generated personal radio station thing is amusing in its way. I can’t see myself wandering around with my phone using up my data plan on streaming music; it’ll be strictly a desktop, or rather laptop, thing.

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Today’s links.

“Happy Birthday” is finally acknowledged as being public domain. Probably. The history of the hidden track. Format-shifting music you’ve bought in the UK is

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Links.

A Swedish black metal band who studied Catholicism so intensely for more efficient blasphemy that they wound up converting to Catholicism. The pioneering women

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sad dad at one direction

Links, links, tra la la.

The Napster of the 1930s: bootleg lyric sheets. Dads at a One Direction concert. David Bowie, Brian Eno and Tony Visconti record “Warszawa.”

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Make my day.

Music services that aren’t iTunes need to be better to compete. Google is politely negotiating streaming. Amazon, on the other hand, has decided to

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The source of the disease.

Here we see punk rocker John Robb declare it necessary to reshape the Internet to save the music industry as it was in the

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The good parts.

iTunes beat into people’s heads that they could buy a single song instead of a CD of two good songs and lots of crappy

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Music is free. In China.

Google now gives away legal downloads in China. And thus the official market catches up with the kids with 500GB USB drive parties. Meanwhile,

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