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Grumble grumble grumble... You have been warned.
As if the streaming world wasn't enough of a ripoff for artists, here's the latest, should've-seen-it-coming development. Our reporter is Projekt's Sam Rosenthal:
"Even with the drop in income at Projekt, I was starting to lean towards an "Oh, why not?" attitude about tracks at streaming sites. If you can't beat them join them. But this week, I went ape $hit and freaked! Why? Tethered Streams! I realized "streaming" is a false term ... When people subscribe to Spotify, those streamed tracks can be downloaded to the listener's device, and carried with them when they are not online ("tethered," as long as they pay their subscription rates). I'm an idiot, I didn't realize that. This means streams are absolutely replacing the sales of "digital downloads," as they serve the same purpose. SORRY, I AM NOT GOING TO HAND PEOPLE THE KNIFE TO HOLD AGAINST PROJEKT ARTIST'S THROAT. I'm taking most of Projekt's music back down from streaming."
Source: Sam's email list. Sam described this as the teaser of a more complete post to be sent in his next email. I'm looking forward to it. Sam's observations are definitely a major public service.
I'm sure it's just as matter of time before the other major streamers follow Spotify's lead, completely nullifying the at-best-dicey argument about streaming leading to sales. It's not about sales for the artist. It never was. It was always - and only - about the stockholders.
Like sunlight through the windows of an old Gothic cathedral..
Illuminoid is a journey into the realm of spirit. A self guided meditation on the road to illumination.
Experience this album and let your light shine.
Available now from Relaxed Machinery:
I am honored to have the fifth installment in this series released on the weareallghosts label.
This excursion is much quieter than the previous 4, being created with the Tibetan bowl sound that I am so fond of. The subtitle "quiet passage" came to me as I was listening to the playback and since it is a more minimal drone, the title seems to fit the listening experience.
I'd like to thank Thomas for releasing this installation of the series and I hope you enjoy the journey as a result of listening to the track.
Here's the download link.
This is my 10th. and final release from the 1970's using guitar and the 2 reel to reel tape system...recorded live in Nth Caulfield 1977.
This album also features the Korg VCF FK1 guitar pedal and the Mini Korg 700...both fabbo lil critters.
The cover was created by my lifelong friend Peter Webb who has also designed many of my covers...many many many thanks "bow wow"!!!
Many thanks also to my friend Ricky who played the cover model...we both share a love of those old 60's Italian Sword and Sandal movies.
So here it is in all it's magnificent, loopy, guitary, synthy-70's spectacular ambientness.
"Epic Theater" by Disturbed Earth
Thought Radio Playlist for July 26, 2014.
In Phase 1, I continued the special on Sequences electronic music magazine and premiered a track from the new Aeromancy album. In Phase 3, the Artist of the Month is Spock's Beard. I played music by Kotebel who will play a concert at NJProghouse Progressive Music Series on August 26.
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Thought Radio, the Saturday edition of The AM/FM Show, is on at 6 am EDT/GMT-4. In Phase One, I will continue the special on Sequences Electronic Music Magazine's sampler CDs. In Phase 3, the Artist of the Month is Spock's Beard. I'll play music by a band to be playing at NJ Proghouse on August 26.
The show features electronic, ambient, and spacemusic at the beginning, an eclectic mix of genres in the middle, and winds up with Progressive Rock.
Tune in at 91.7 FM or on the internet at http://muhlenberg.edu/wmuh/stream.html
On tonight's program, I wrap up the feature artist of the month by playing a couple of my favorite tracks by Steve Roach.
I'll also be playing more selections from the Aural Films Shoemaker Levy Nine collection, including tracks by Lunar Navigational Systems, Playman54, Meho and a track by your host.
I hope you'll be able to tune into the program tonight at 11 PM central time on www.stillstream.com/
Thanks for listening.
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