- Spotify really is a replacement for radio: it now offers payola. Sorry, “sponsored plays.” (After past success for this approach.) You’ll soon be able to opt out … if you’re on a paid tier. Probably beats the do it yourself approach.
- If you’re a happy customer of Apple Music, there’s now a cheaper annual option.
- Disney sends Google takedown notices … to remove from its search index takedown notices … which aren’t indexed or searchable.
- Music journalism: yep, still fucked. Though Jon Savage for one thinks the good old says sucked.
Apologies for the slow posting schedule; it’s part tinnitus, part That Fucking Book. (Please do argue with the Smart Contracts section, though. And no, Bitcoin isn’t taking over Venezuela.) Don’t blame it on the sunshine, don’t blame it on the moonlight, don’t blame it on good times, blame it on the blockchain.