That is the title of a talk done at this years SXSW that i was just listening to and for the first time i heard a GOOD way to monetize music and keep everyone happy.
The host of the talk suggests that a fine tuned, well organized, completely legal, high quality peer to peer network be built where everyone is able to download as much as they want. A monthly fee for the service would be tacked onto your internet bill and then that money would go into a pool. From that pool, artists/bands would get paid based on how much their songs were downloaded.
I personally think this is one of the most genius ideas i have ever heard in terms of the future of the music industry. I’m really interested in hearing the opinions of others, especially those of you in bands, on this idea.
I understand that it’s hard work to keep a web app up and running when you have a billion new users a day, but this has been going on for months now. A LOT of people i’ve talked to about it are getting sick of all the downtime Twitter has and are very close to jumping ship to one of their competitors.
Anyone else getting really discouraged by Twitter’s frequent downtime?
I’m not that surprised, especially after the announcement a few weeks ago about his new startup. I’m an avid reader of Engadget and really like the work Ryan Block has done with it, so hopefully Josh Topolsky can seemlessly fill his shoes.
This is a great overview of four of the best sites to get freelance writing jobs from. Freelance writing is something i’ve always wanted to get into, but never knew where to start. Hopefully this article will help motivate me.
“Five-year-old child: Is this our stop, mommy? Mother: No sweetie, this is the ghetto. Never get off here.
(two people sitting across give them dirty looks as they leave the train)”—Overheard in New York
As any cool kid will tell you, the most important palette you can wear is on your sneakers. Luckily, most of the shoe industry is right on track with the newly developing long-tail, Limited Edition, Artist Series, Custom Designed and DIY markets, which includes any color lover who has the perfect palette to show off on the streets.
Derek and I started a book blog, Necessary Objects. It’s sort of like writing a zine together, which we’re been talking about for years, but a lot easier (since we’re bums).
Basically, the idea is to document our attempts at getting through the massive collection of books we have (and keep adding to). Really though, it will just be a place to collect anything bookish that tickles our fancy.
All further book-related blogging will be done there. I already copy/pasted a few posts from this blog, to get a start on things.
Yup, it’s true. Get into it and follow our new blog (please?)