January 31, 2010
The Library of Congress
Powerhouse Museum Collection
Bibliothèque de Toulouse
George Eastman House
Biblioteca de Arte-Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian
National Media Museum
National Maritime Museum
State Library of New South Wales collection
The Library of Virginia
Musée McCord Museum
Australian War Memorial collection
Imperial War Museum Collections
National Library NZ on The Commons
New York Public Library
National Galleries of Scotland Commons
State Library of Queensland, Australia
State Library and Archives of Florida
Oregon State University Archives
Swedish National Heritage Board
DC Public Library Commons
The Field Museum Library
LlGC ~ NLW
Getty Research Institute
Galt Museum & Archives on The Commons
Bergen Public Library
January 30, 2010
January 29, 2010
January 28, 2010
Variantele erau The Knife, Fever Ray, Goldfrapp sau, dubios, Christina Aguillera.
Goldfrapp a picat, fiindcă tocmai a scos asta (update: chestie care a picat şi ea pe motiv de copyright):
Aguilera? Ar fi trist. O fi The Knife? Tommorow, I A Year e numele albumului pe care îl scot cu Mt. Sims şi Planingtorock. O operă rock bazată pe On the Origin of Species al lui Darwin care s-ar potrivi cu imaginea. Păreri?
Update: o chestie mai documentată despre acelaşi subiect pe Dazed Digital >>>
Update 2: unii au băgat matematica la înaintare şi le-a ieşit Aguilera >>>
January 27, 2010
However, there is another solution: stop worrying and learn to embrace the business models that are already helping musicians make plenty of money and use file sharing to their advantage, even in the absence of licensing or copyright enforcement.
In simplest terms, the model can be defined as:
Connect with Fans (CwF) + Reason to Buy (RtB) = The Business Model
Sound simple? It is, if you understand the basics -- and it can be incredibly lucrative. The problem, of course, is that very few seem to fully understand how this model works. However, let's go through some examples.
Josh Freese is a session drummer based in Los Angeles, who appears on well over 100 albums and performs with many different bands. He's played with (among others), Nine Inch Nails, Guns 'N Roses, Sting, Devo, The Vandals, the Offspring. Yet, outside of certain musical circles, he doesn't have a huge individual reputation with fans. So, when he released his first solo album, called Since 1972, in March of 2009, he decided to set up a system similar to Reznor's Ghosts I-IV experiment, but made it more fitting to his own personality -- which meant making the options extreme and hilarious.
There were cheap options to get the music and CDs, but at $50, you would also get a personal 5 minute "thank you" phone call, where he said you could ask anything you wanted (his suggestion: "Which one of Sting's mansions has the comfiest beds.") There was a limited $250 option to get lunch with Freese at a PF Changs or a $500 chance to get dinner with him at Sizzler. The lunches sold out in about a week.
Then Freese took the model to a different level altogether. At $2,500 (limit of 5 available), he would provide a drum lesson, where you'd get to keep one of Freese's snare drums. You'd also visit the Hollywood Wax Museum with Josh and one of a rotating list of his rockstar friends (depending on who was available). Finally, you'd get to take and keep any three items from Josh's closet.
At $10,000, you'd get dinner with Josh and a rockstar friend, before hanging out at Disneyland (where Josh's father worked for many years, and where Josh got his start as a professional drummer) with Josh. And at the end of the day, you would get to keep Josh's Volvo station wagon -- after dropping him off at home. Obviously, there was only one of those available.
There were also $20,000 and $75,000 options available, including many more offers, like having Josh join your band or be your personal assistant for a few weeks. You'd also get to go on tour with Josh. He would also write and record a five-song EP about you. A teenager in Florida actually purchased the $20,000 option, and spent a week with Josh, including a night on the Queen Mary cruise ship, a pizza party at Mark Mothersbaugh (of Devo)'s house and a game of mini-golf with the singer from Tool.
#read'em all >>>