2/22/2004 9:58:22 am by CarlJ
Twelve months ago cheery record industry folk predicted that online music and the digital download phenomenon would kill off the music industry for good. ‘The
public won’t bother buying CD’s anymore!’ they cried, ‘the artists will give up
making and recording music altogether!’ they pleaded. Guess what, that never
happened and the industry boffins went back to their half empty pint glasses to
concentrate on other scary things killing their business (I’d personally start
with Michelle McManus). In reality, 2004 looks set to be a massive year for the
online music industry, and the good news is that the best sites are now 100%
1/6/2004 12:07:51 pm by CarlJ
According to this
over at Club
, DJ Maverick Teh collapsed 79 hours into his attempt to capture the
world’s record for longest DJ set. The attempt happened Monday, December 29th at
a club called The Rooftop in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, where ironically many areas
have banned dancing.
1/5/2004 5:44:13 pm by CarlJ
I just found this
over at BBC News
an audio plugin/ website that acts as your personal music adviser, which was set
up by a student at the University of Southampton. The software program that
monitors what you listen to, recommends new artists and puts you in touch with
other people who listen to similar tunes.
I just installed the
on my system, just before looking for some articles on this. The only
interruption you will have with it, is when you install the plugin, you have to
shut down winamp. After that it sits in the background, and only sends the song
info once during each song.
1/5/2004 2:41:52 pm by CarlJ
Forget the industry shills' spin - the numbers prove that, for Australia, CD-Rs and
MP3s are not hurting record sales in the slightest
- based on a recent
Australian Record Industry Association survey. It would be interesting to see
what the numbers are for Canada or the US.
1/5/2004 11:23:17 am by CarlJ
I just ran across this
in Queensland, Australia is now offering a college
degree in stripping. In order to receive
their B.S.A. Bachelor of Sexual Arts degree, students must pass a curriculum
including such courses as Lap Dancing, Pole Dancing, Bump-and-Grind, Marketing,
Finance & Investing, Consumer Relations, Costume Selection, Hair and Makeup and
1/4/2004 11:52:10 pm by CarlJ
recently caught up with
during his recent US tour. Here's what was said...
1/3/2004 7:38:11 pm by CarlJ
Richard Menta over at MP3newswire.net just posted his annual winners
list in digital music for last year. The big winner is Apple for dominating MP3
portable player sales and the dramatic success of its iTunes service. Napster
savior Roxio and the small independent record labels also made the winners list.
The losers list include SonicBlue and MP3.com.The 2001
winners list are worth a look too and each have links to that year's losers list.
12/11/2003 9:36:03 pm by CarlJ
"According to this
Toronto Star story, the Canadian Copyright Board
may approve a 20% levy on electronic media tomorrow, including MP3 players
and hard drives."
12/7/2003 9:51:13 pm by 3xk0
"Finally it has happened. Zeropaid is reporting that the Kazaalite K++ project has been shutdown by Sharman Networks.
11/24/2003 2:33:36 pm by Majestyk
In a sign of the growing importance of DVD sales to Hollywood, 20th Century Fox is considering a plan to resume production of Family Guy, a sometimes crude animated comedy that the Fox network took off the air more than 18 months ago.
11/1/2003 1:11:03 pm by CarlJ
"Professional DJs and House-Party Beat Masters alike, will certainly be
interested in a new product that the folks at Hercules Audio are bringing to
market shortly. Although you may remember Hercules for being one of the first in
PC Graphics, HotHardware
has a review
and showcase up that takes a look at the new Hercules
USB DJ Console
. This little deck comes with dual mixing pads, for blending
and scratching of your favorite MP3s etc. It also takes over as your main PC
sound system, with full Dolby 5.1 capabilities, when plugged into any PC via
10/28/2003 4:34:56 pm by CarlJ
Available Tuesday, Dell's 15 and 20GB
adds to the growing field of iPod wannabes.
or is it just another player that falls short of the iPod's
10/28/2003 4:33:51 pm by CarlJ
about how Japanese scientists have demonstrated a system that
detects the presence of
that are concealed within an envelope. Tests to date have
shown that the imaging system can successfully detect and identify a range of
substances including ecstasy (MDMA) and methamphetamine. The researchers are now
working with companies to develop a mail screening system that could suit use in
post offices and airports.
10/23/2003 2:42:12 pm by CarlJ
The Wall Street Journal
has just posted
of the three main legal music download services: Apple's iTunes
Music Store, MusicMatch and Napster v2. The review covers the pros and cons of
each of the services, and concludes with: "I'm sure all three services will
evolve and get better, and others will enter the fray. But, for now, iTunes is
the best choice on Windows."
10/23/2003 2:31:55 pm by CarlJ
An amber alert has been issued in regards to the young girl's disappearance from her residence.
The Toronto Police Service is requesting the assistance of the public and media in regards to locating a missing 9-year old girl
from the area of Don Mills Road and Finch Avenue East.
The missing girl has been identified as Dong-Yue (Cecilia) ZHANG a 9-year old grade 4 student at Seneca Hill Public School.
Her parents last saw the child when she went to bed on Sunday night (October 19th, 2003). Her disappearance was not noticed until
Monday morning shortly before 8:30 A.M. She is described as; female, Asian, 9 years of age, 4’11”, 70lbs, thin build, shoulder length
black hair with blond highlights, brown eyes, wearing unknown clothing.
Anyone with Information is asked to contact 33 Division at (416) 808-3300 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477)
10/16/2003 9:26:26 am by CarlJ
Check out this article
over at Stereophile.com
for a preview of the upcoming heavy weight battle between the iTunes
and the newly resurrected Napster
For those interested, we had an article
a while back about the return of Napster.
10/16/2003 12:36:21 am by CarlJ
I just ran across this article
over at Stereophile
regarding "ravers against the RIAA".
For more information on this, you can go here
, or click "more" to see the flyer.
10/16/2003 12:29:51 am by CarlJ
For those of you who are interested in buying your music online, but haven't
been able to because they all target Americans, you'll be happy to know that a
new service called PureTrack
is now available to Canadians, with singles going for $0.99 each, and albums at
$9.99 and up. Currently they offer about 175,000 tracks with content from all
five major record labels as well as most independent labels. 250,000 will be on
stream by next month and 300,000 by year-end.
For more information on this, you can either go to the CBC
or the Globe
9/18/2003 12:35:40 am by CarlJ
Well, here it is.
DJ Kamikaze has replied back to your questions, with a few lengthy answers.
To view the interview, just click below.
9/16/2003 5:42:16 pm by CarlJ
From Nick McKay @
"Tech Central Station
is carrying a story on how Canadians are legally allowed to copy music not only
in the home environment, but also on P2P networks such as Kazaa."
8/25/2003 5:52:33 pm by CarlJ
That's right, our 2nd of many interviews will be with none other than DJ Kamikaze, one of the craziest DJs on the decks, and a very popular DJ among the Sudbury and Toronto crowds.
For more information on how this is going to work, click on the "Read more" below.
8/22/2003 8:40:45 am by CarlJ
For any of you hardcore fans out there, you'll be happy to know that
has an interview
with DJ Sy.
DJ Sy has been one of the biggest contributors to the hardcore seen since it all
began. Over the years this DJ has mastered the scene and vowed to put his sole
100% into keeping the vibe alive.
7/13/2003 10:37:39 am by CarlJ
According to this article
over at CNN
, more than one
billion pirated CDs were sold for the first time ever last year. The total
pirate music market is worth an estimated $4.6 billion last year, up 7 percent
from 2001, it said, while global music sales tumbled 7.2 percent to $32.2
billion in 2002 despite big hits from Eminem, Norah Jones and Shakira. But two
of every five CDs sold are now pirated and the music market has never been
6/6/2003 6:26:40 pm by CarlJ
over at CNN
LONDON, England -- A High Court judge has admitted that when asked to examine
the lyrics of a rap song, he could not understand a word of it.
6/2/2003 6:22:15 pm by 3xk0
Wednesday President Bush signed the well-supported but highly controversial Amber Alert, a far-reaching child protection legislation carrying a number of contentious provisions.