McCartney e la industria musicale

12 06 2007

Ho leto a questo articolo in Slashdot che parla d’una interessante notizia: Paul McCartney finisce il suo contrato con EMI e il suo nuovo album sarà a disposizione per scaricare sul internet tramite la discografica “Starbucks’ Hear Music label”

Sono interessanti i comenti che fa:

‘I was bored with the old record company’s jaded view,’ McCartney says… ‘They’re very confused, and they will admit it themselves: that this is a new world, and they’re a little bit at a loss as to what to do. So they’ve got millions of dollars and X budget… for them to come up with boring ways — because they’ve been at it for so long — to what they call “market” it. And I find that all a bit disturbing.‘”

In prattica e dire che il mercato della musica è cambiato, ma le megaaziende come EMI solo utilitzano il suo badget alla defensiva, invece di creare forme innovative di publicare musica.

Secondo me, una brava decisione per parte di McCartney!


about music licenses

23 05 2007

I’ve tried to heard some music from Pandora, and I’m very surprised to see that because my IP comes from Italy, Pandora doesn’t let me to hear music due to license problems!

Pandora is closed

They say:

We are deeply, deeply sorry to say that due to licensing constraints, we can no longer allow access to Pandora for most listeners located outside of the U.S. We will continue to work diligently to realize the vision of a truly global Pandora, but for the time being we are required to restrict its use. We are very sad to have to do this, but there is no other alternative.

Why is happening?

I’ve checked that at least Musicovery is still working…