October 31, 2007 • 5:23 pm 0
This experimental underground music video shows Lolly Jane Blue on her way down the earth layers; a journey leading to a climactic underwater ballet…
In a time where all is designed to be controlled, the elementary force of our very existence brings an undeniable fusion for a magic moment. This short film is simply about the power that brings us all to life.
Modern and classical merge in a sky-blue scenery at the first peep of dawn.
May 26, 2007 • 11:22 am 1
( via mediateletipos )
The Future of Music: Manifesto for the Digital Music Revolution
Berklee Press Publications, Oxford (2005)
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Table of Contents
1. Music Like Water
2. Our Top-10 Truths of the Music Business
3. Futurizing some Popular Music Industry Myths
4. The Future of Music Marketing and Promotion
5. The Future of Music Distribution and Acquisition
6. The Digital Kids and the Changing Marketplace
7. A New Music Economy
8. How Technology Will Rewire the Music Business
9. Megatrends that Will Impact the Future of Music
10. Onto the Future
The record industry as we know it is dying. But the music industry is healthier and more vibrant than ever with limitless possibilities for change and growth due to the Internet and the digitization of music. The Future of Music will show you cool new ways to find music and connect with your favorite artists. Discover the top-10 truths about the music business of the future and how you can benefit from the explosion in digital music, today and tomorrow.
From free music and mp3 music downloads on Kazaa to legal music downloads from iTunes, Napster and Rhapsody to other forms of free music online, The Future of Music charts a music industry destined to embrace digital music, or so it seems. What will become of the music business, the music store, the independent and major record label, artists, writers, publishers, managers and others in the age of free music downloads and the ubiquitous mp3 file? Is there a better way for the industry to proceed?
The Future of Music punches gaping holes through the foundation of a record industry that refuses to adapt. If you love music, have discovered digital music and download or rip MP3 files on your computer, or download ring tones to your cell phone – then this book is for you.
This is a book about music and the music business in the twenty-first century. Imagine a world where music flows all around us, like water, or like electricity, and where access to music becomes a kind of “utility.” Not for free, per se, but certainly for what feels like free.
In this world, we share, contribute, collaborate, and trade music amid a constant flow of new songs that suit our tastes and preferences, without any palpable constraints or limitations. Music is ubiquitous and served up in easy, friendly formats. Like water, it is simply present just about everywhere, anytime.
Artists, writers, composers, and producers all prosper, both creatively and financially. The music industry is redefined from A to Z, as fairer, bigger, and better. Fans, artists, and all kinds of music communities drive the business, rather than being driven by corporate powers.
Ever since the invention of electricity, music and technology have worked hand-in-hand, and technology continues to catapult music to unprecedented heights. Today, because of the Internet and other digital networks, and despite all the legal wrangling, music is bigger than ever before. Within ten to fifteen years, the “Music Like Water” business model that we will outline in this book will make the industry two or three times larger than it is today.
Right now, the music industry is viewed as being in great turmoil. Technology has brought powerful and disruptive changes to the ruling incumbents. The best-selling CD in the U.S. is a blank, recordable one. Profits at the big record labels have dwindled and the markets for recorded music have virtually collapsed in many other parts of the world.
Will record companies go the way of horse-drawn carts? How will music companies make money in the future? Who will buy that is, pay for music, for how much, and on what terms? How do music fans feel about these developments, and how will the artists deal with this? How is it all going to shake out? Is the music industry just the first of the so-called “creative industries” to be sold out for free via the digital networks, or will everyone be better off in a world of ubiquitous media? Whose views will prove to be more correct: the recording industry’s legal sharks or burn-crazy downloading teenagers?
This book will examine the issues important to the future of music. We will uncover opportunities, plunge into challenges, serve up wildcards, and revel in utopia. We will move from mere facts through dazzling stories to far-out visions and fantasies. Our views, along with those of other artists, writers, and industry insiders, attempt to give some insight into what is really happening, and what it will mean for the people who love music and for the people who make music.
We see ourselves not as predicting the future by any scientific means, but as providing inspiration, in order to jumpstart your imagination and get you juiced up about the future of music. A brave new world is waiting for those who can handle it– a world that very likely holds fantastic business opportunities for creative thinkers. Enjoy!
May 25, 2007 • 2:08 pm 0
( via yanko design )
Bronze prize winner of the Chinese design competition Soundbox held by speaker manufacturer 3Nod, designer Eric Zheng created the Music Vortex. A speaker system that produces vehement vibration of water via resonance. It works by having a built-in metronome, which enlarges music rhythm to stable vibration and producing pretty ripples through the vibrating perch in the middle. Volume is adjusted by turning the 3nod switch located in the middle as well.
Designer: Eric Zheng
May 24, 2007 • 6:25 am 0
Pacific Design, a company known for colorful, functional iPod® cases and cutting edge laptop bags and the VH1 Save The Music Foundation have announced the VH1 Save The Music Case Collection Design Contest.
Beginning April 20, 2007 and running through June 20, 2007, contestants of all ages can enter by submitting their designs along with a brief biography and a few sentences about what VH1 Save The Music means to them. Designs must be 300 dpi in a jpeg or tiff format and scanned drawings will also be accepted.
Pacific Design will select five finalists and feature their designs on their website from July 1st – July 31st. During this time, customers and other visitors will vote on their favorite designs. Pacific Design will then tally the results and announce the winner.
Pacific Design will apply the winning design to six Pacific Design products to create the VH1 Save The Music Case Collection which will include the following products: Action II Messenger, Action Pro Backpack, Horizontal Universal Cell Phone Case, iPhone Case, iPod Nano Flip Case, and iPod Video Flip Case. The person with the winning design will also receive an Apple iPhone, Apple iPod nano, and a VH1 Gift Basket.
I know readers of this blog are quite the creative bunch so what are you waiting for? It’s a chance to exercise your design chops and support a great organization.
May 24, 2007 • 5:34 am 0
STEIM (the studio for electro-instrumental music) is the only independent live electronic music centre in the world that is exclusively dedicated to the performing arts. The foundation’s artistic and technical departments supports an international community of performers and musicians, and a growing group of visual artists, to develop unique instruments for their work. STEIM invites these people for residencies and provides them with an artistic and technical environment in which concepts can be given concrete form. It catalyzes their ideas by providing critical feedback grounded in professional experience. These new creations are then exposed to a receptive responsive niche public at STEIM before being groomed for a larger audience.
May 21, 2007 • 4:20 am 0
Enough fooling about with iPod DJ systems, the to-be-released Pacemaker packs a 120gb hard drive and all the right connections out of the box in a pocket sized system. Including line out crossfader, equaliser, bend & pitch control and battery that’ll last you 5 hours of chopping and mixing. The interface to your music is provided through dual touch screen dials.
Release planned for Autumn ‘07.