Peter Gabriel is one of the founding investors of a new music download service that offers tracks for free to users who are willing to listen to ads. The service, called We7 for some reason, offers MP3 versions of tracks with advertising attached to the beginning of songs. Four weeks after downloading the track, the user can then download a version without the ad. Artists get paid by the advertisers, music lovers get free tunes, and advertisers get to reach music lovers.
More and more teens across the country are using Salvia Divinorum (also known as Diviner's Sage and Magic Mint) which some say is a dangerous hallucinogenic drug. Although police said the drug is dangerous, they also said their hands are tied because as of now, the drug remains legal in the United States.
The iMultiMix 8 USB is a sturdy, compact all-in-one tabletop mixer and recorder that features 100 studio grade 28-bit digital effects, a built-in limiter to avoid distorted recordings and an integrated iPod dock with control wheel transport controls for fast, easy direct-to-iPod recording
Jamiroquai performed a full-on gig on a plane to Greece from the UK that reportedly broke several world records for a concert at 35,000 feet. A specially selected audience mostly comprised of competition-winning Jamiroquai fans witnessed the Gig In The Sky and the band performed half a dozen tracks with six musicians and three backing singers.
Damon Albarn has announced to the BBC that there will no longer be anymore studio albums recorded for the award-winning side project group, Gorillaz. The former lead singer of the group, Blur, would not comment on a question posed as to the reformation of his previous band.
Chemical Brothers return with their sixth long player, set for release on 18th June 2007. “We Are The Night” is The Chemical Brothers finest record yet, twelve tracks of psychedelic warehouse party acid music. This is their latest LP, following the fourth consecutive number 1 album "Push The Button".
Are psychedelic drugs medicinal? Can you picture yourself walking into the neighborhood pharmacy with prescriptions for ecstasy (MDMA) and psilocybin? If MAPS (Multidisciplinary Association of Psychedelic Studies) has its way, the days of prescription psychedelics may not be too far away.
Last year, digital singles outsold plastic CD’s for the first time. So far this year, sales of digital songs have risen 54 percent, to roughly 189 million units, according to data from Nielsen SoundScan. Digital album sales are rising at a slightly faster pace, but buyers of digital music are purchasing singles over albums by a margin of 19 to 1.
After reading the the City News article below, I came across interesting Blog Post, in which Michael J.W. Stickings "tend[s] to think that drugs such as ecstasy should be legalized."
Toronto Police have confirmed they've helped make one of the biggest Ecstasy busts in the city's history.
At least 140,000 Ecstasy pills and 214 kilograms of MMDA, worth an estimated $21.4 million on the streets were found in a house in the McCowan and Steeles area. They also found a cutting agent, which if applied, would of allowed the drug makers to turn out even more pills, an unbelievable $40 million worth
The drugs weren't the only thing that was found at the location, two children, an eight year old girl and a five year old boy were living inside the house. They have both been turned over to the Children's Aid Society and checked out in hospital as a precaution.
After months of delays, Israeli psytrance act Infected Mushroom finally release their sixth studio album.
Lucky and Flo, the two Labradors who are on loan for a month from the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA), helped sniff out nearly 1 million illegal discs last week within days of joining Malaysia's anti-piracy effort. Now they have been moved to a safe house after a source had tipped off officials about a bounty offered for killing the dogs.
Here are some images of Sasha "mixing" it up at Shine, for the WMC '07.
RoughlyDrafted Magazine: Various music industry trade groups claim that piracy is killing their industry, and are suing file traders and the sites they use. Are music sales, revenue, and profits down? Are MP3 downloads preventing music sales or do they instead help advertise new music? Are paid music downloads profitable or are they still insignificant?
Dance Dance Immolation is a lot like the classic arcade Dance Dance Revolution, except for a few minor differences, with DDI, when you do well, the computer shoots big propane blasts up into the air. When you do poorly, it shoots you in the face with flamethrowers.
"Authorities confiscated more than $200 million in U.S. currency from methamphetamine producers in one of this city's ritziest neighborhoods, they said Friday, calling it the largest drug cash seizure in history."
To celebrate a decade of success as producers and DJs, Berlin-based Schwarz brothers, aka Tiefschwarz, are releasing a double CD compilation on their own imprint, Souvenir Music, out late May.