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Igneous Flame commented on John K-N's blog post Digital sales for the major music industry is plummeting.
"As I said, this article is all about the major labels, the paragraph at the end is more interesting: Moreover, indie stores also performed better than the industry and were only down 2.3 percent with total scans of 13.14 million units. Their share…"
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Steve Roberts commented on John K-N's blog post Digital sales for the major music industry is plummeting.
"Cloudwalk I suppose that would really start to limit your audience given the music area we focus on. I'd love to do live performances but bands just doing blues covers can't get gigs here."
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"Yeah that is the catch Brian, most streaming is to mobile devices. I think that Streaming will become more common but whether people will pay for it is another matter. I put on DroneZone while I work but considering that I can't properly listen…"
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Brian Bourassa commented on James Shain's blog post New album out soon entitled Balance
"...and sticking to your guns for four long years - and getting the music out there is a feat in itself. I would not been able to do that. I lose carbonation much too fast being exposed for that long!! "
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Brian Bourassa commented on James Shain's blog post New album out soon entitled Balance
"James, I have enjoyed a wide variety of music over the years and considered myself a diverse listener, but when looking at the whole scope of styles/genres I may have to admit there are a decent size list that I really do not get too thrilled…"
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Brian Bourassa commented on John K-N's blog post Digital sales for the major music industry is plummeting.
"...and overwhelming majority of streaming media is being sent to mobile devices, I'm sure. I personally have no purpose for most streaming media, especially music, aside from sampling prior to purchase. In general Streaming media quality…"
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Steve Roberts commented on John K-N's blog post Digital sales for the major music industry is plummeting.
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"So which record company owns Pandora? Or is it owned by Google? Pretty interesting trend. I see streaming media becoming paid services if this trend continues. "
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Steve Roberts commented on John K-N's blog post Digital sales for the major music industry is plummeting.
"So we need to focus on the art and not the money. If we want to make lots of money, ambient is not the way. Sad I know."
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New album out soon entitled Balance

I finally have something to share after 4 years of hard work on my followup to the first album I ever started work on, A Chance of Weather. This is the first IDM and Ambient release by DeepWarmth. Taking about 4 years to complete, and is inspired by…See More
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A Double Release!!! "Woodland Meditation" is the new Disturbed Earth release October 21 2014

Posted by Disturbed Earth on October 21, 2014 at 4:30am 0 Comments

https://disturbedearth.bandcamp.com/album/woodland-meditation

"Woodland Meditation" is the fifth in a 7 album series using my new technique of all "one take" live playing through 2 Vox Pathfinder 10 Watt amps, lots of pedals and recorded with Core-Sound binaural mics.

A Double Release!!! "Cool Formation" is the new Disturbed Earth release October 21 2014

Posted by Disturbed Earth on October 21, 2014 at 4:30am 0 Comments

https://disturbedearth.bandcamp.com/album/cool-formation-2

"Cool Formation" is the sixth in a 7 album series using my new technique of all "one take" live playing through 2 Vox Pathfinder 10 Watt amps, lots of pedals and recorded with Core-Sound binaural mics.

New album out soon entitled Balance

Posted by James Shain on October 20, 2014 at 2:30pm 2 Comments

I finally have something to share after 4 years of hard work on my followup to the first album I ever started work on, A Chance of Weather. This is the first IDM and Ambient release by DeepWarmth. Taking about 4 years to complete, and is inspired by Rei Harakami who sadly passed away during the making of this album. This becomes an album in memory of such a great Japanese Electronic Music artist as much as an album that reflects the various stages of life during the making of the album. There is a very special remix not included on the preview from Coppice Halifax that will serve as the 11th and final track. Being released on Omchaki November 14th, 2014.

Tracklist:

1. Crafting a Stream

2. Square World

3. Night Warmth

4. Tokyo Lights

5. Slow Movement

6. Valley Echo

7. Shades of Evening Coldness

8. Balance

9. There Was Something Once

10. Ending (Theme For Lost Memories)

11. Crafting a Stream [Coppice Halifax Reshape]

Digital sales for the major music industry is plummeting.

Posted by John K-N on October 20, 2014 at 11:49am 9 Comments

Digital sales for the major music industry is plummeting. Reference: Billboard article. There are about 50 more articles out there as this blew up this month. If digital sales go too much lower - it'll hit the same decline rate as CD sales.

Streaming and music not being a "collectible" thing - and frankly - not even as important of a thing to younger people these days with entertainment options being so vast. Granted there are still collectors out there - but fewer and further between.

It does affect the teeny tiny artists like myself... it means there are less people into music so much that they eventually start looking for non-major releases and finding artists in the lower range ... below the Indie Labels. Less people in the ocean of listeners for all of us artists trying to connect with.

Note - the article also mentions: "Within album sales, there was one bright spot: vinyl is up a whopping 47.5 percent to 6.074 million units from 4.12 million units last year."

Lost Songs from the Endless River

Posted by Roy Mattson on October 20, 2014 at 11:28am 0 Comments

This album consists of songs that did not make the final cut of my full-length album entitled "Endless River". I wanted to let these songs out to the world and decided to combine them into a continuous piece that flows forth from the same place as "Endless River". The end product is a 32 minute journey available as "name your own price". It can be downloaded for free, or pay what you like. Thank you for listening and thanks for your support.

Ello? ello? ello!

Posted by John K-N on October 19, 2014 at 7:03pm 1 Comment

I'm loving ello.  I know others aren't liking it as much as I am.  Here's an about hello if you haven't heard of it yet:  https://ello.co/wtf/post/about-ello

If you've been wanting an invite to the social network... just send me a message with your email address.  

Several different views make ello easy to use.  split screen, grid, full screen.  Also popped a pic of my notification stream.…

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Galactic Travels Playlist #915 for October 16, 2014.

Posted by Bill Fox on October 19, 2014 at 3:35pm 0 Comments

Galactic Travels Playlist #915 for October 16, 2014.
http://soundscapes.us/gt/playlists/2014/141016.html
http://billfox.blogspot.com/2014/10/galactic-travels-playlist-915-for.html

RECAP:
On this show, I continued the month-long focus on Craig Padilla. The Featured CD at Midnight was "The Heart of the Soul" on Spotted Peccary Records.

Thought Radio Playlist for October 18, 2014.

Posted by Bill Fox on October 19, 2014 at 3:02pm 0 Comments

Thought Radio Playlist for October 18, 2014.
http://soundscapes.us/thoughtradio/playlists/2014/141018.html
http://billfox.blogspot.com/2014/10/thought-radio-playlist-for-october-18.html

RECAP:
In Phase 1, I continued the special on Sequences electronic music magazine. In Phase 3, the Artist of the Month is Pallas (PALLAS OFFICIAL). I played music from "Arrive Alive" on InsideOut.

Little Help Pease!

Posted by Brian Bourassa on October 19, 2014 at 1:39pm 1 Comment

Ahhh! I hate it when that happens. I can't find my audio recorder, the Zoom H4n. Jeez, too much materialism, need to throw some of it out.

Arg...

My review of "Evolution" CD by Shane Morris & Mystified

Posted by Richard Gürtler on October 19, 2014 at 5:00am 0 Comments

After "Epoch" (April 2012) and "Emergence" (June 2013), here comes the culmination of "Inspired Evolution" trilogy, entitled "Evolution" and released on Spotted Peccary Music during August 2014 in catchy 4-panel disc eco wallet featuring original photography, layout and design by SPM/Lotuspike visual stalwarts Jourdan Laik and Daniel Pipitone. First there was the Epoch of reptiles, then followed the Emergence of mammals, while this final installment focuses of the Evolution of early humans. So another adventurously transporting journey reveals...



"Fire Gathering" instantly calls back the memories of mesmerizingly mindscaping percussions and mysteriously dissonant rumblings explored on "Emergence", the transition into a new era has just begun. Intriguingly wrapped by tensely nuanced atmospheres, which brilliantly display peculiar insignias of both soundcarvers. With your headphones on, a powerfully immersing listening experience awaits!!! "Growing Into New Territory" quickly shifts into warmly relieving zones, quite panoramic, reinforced with subtly pulsing synthetic sounds, while additional piercing fragments slowly emanate and alternate with array of organic flutters. Delicious tribal-like rhythm inconspicuously sneaks in and meticulously amalgamates with hypnotic pulsation. Stunningly spellbinding transmutation continues, bravo, gentlemen!!! "Waiting For The Storm To Pass", the longest piece on the album with 13 and half minutes, merges undulating expansive drifts, continuous flow of strongly mesmerizing repetitive helixes and occasional spasmodic outbursts. Tranquilly high-tech, trance-infused shamanic performance with ear-splitting climaxes thrown in!!! The next cut, "Hunting In The Hills", moves into shadowy drone terrains, rather unfathomably monochromatic on the back,…

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