I don't often comment on news stories but I loved the Media Guardian article about the fact that 90% of entertainment companies are failing to protect their products from illegal online use, and that only 50% of products have any protection.
Posts about "music"
Which prat decided Crystal Palace was a good place to host a Coldplay concert on a weekday evening? I ask as one of thousands of commuters whose journey home this evening was made a misery thanks to countless train disruption on the Southern Metro network, caused by hordes of gig-goers filling trains and stations whilst railway staff struggled to cope with the crowds.
Nearly three weeks since getting it, I've been rather haphazardly ripping CDs and uploading them onto my new MP3 player, getting so far 64 albums on it, with a total of 851 tracks and using 2.9Gb - only 16Gb to go.
When I worked at Bush House, it was a daily ritual. Just before going out, pick up a CD, bung it in my CD player and run out the door. One CD would generally last me door to door. But not any more.
I've been slowly digitising many of the singles I haven't heard for years. It's been quite a wonderful process - there's 600 odd singles I haven't listened to for goodness knows how long.
There is one song that I just can't get enough of since I first heard it on 6music last weekend. Ladyflash by The Go! Team.
Ever sat down and listened to a song and it was just so beautiful, so wonderful, so utterly amazing, that it made you want to cry? Just cry. For no apparant reason beyond the fact that it's just so... so... so utterly fantastic?
I've read a lot about myCokeMusic.com - yet another bandwagon jumping music download site - so I thought I'd try it out. And this being my blog, I'd better tell you how it went...
Unsurprising the token folk album didn't win the Mercury Music Prize this year...
Record company attempts to tide the stem of illegal downloading of MP3s, will do little more than increase it.