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Take My Money!

You know what’s infuriating? Trying and trying to buy music from a band and having them seemingly resist taking the money. I know there are lots of people that think there’s no way for a band to make money by selling music — but that seems to be spreading to bands themselves. I have Google Play Music’s…



How We Listen: On-the-Go

This will be part of a very short series of posts entitled “how we listen” that goes into the audio setup some of us use in various situations and the ups and downs. Starting off: on-the-go.

My commute is primarily by train (DC Metro) and occasionally the bus as well. I also am usually able to…



When Fans Were Offered a Choice of High-Quality Digital Formats, They Chose…

When we recently setup an online store for the band Arco’s Angel, the band wanted to offer fans a choice of higher quality digital formats – something beyond what iTunes and Amazon currently offer. We clearly indicated the types of format, the file sizes, and what free players could play the download files….



The “Pono” Player Will Change Nothing

When I first heard that Neil Young was trying to develop his own format for higher quality audio, I was pretty skeptical that anything noteworthy would come of it, simply because it’s not “needed” by consumers. Several variations of high quality digital music already exist, and they’re already not used, so why would yet another…



Album Stream: Downplay – ‘Radiocalypse’

Downplay’s new album ‘Radiocalypse’ just came out yesterday, and you can stream it in full below. If you like it, you can click the Buy link in the player and receive an immediate download in FLAC, 320 MP3, or a variety of other formats for only $8.99. If you have your own site or blog,…



Try Enqueue for a Mac OS X iTunes Replacement

If you’re using Mac OS X and seeking a full time audio player, look no further than Enqueue. I’ve been using it since October 2011, and it just recently left beta and landed in the App Store for $9.99. The price may seem to be a bit on the steep side,…