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Peter Gabriel shakes the tree, ad-supported MP3s fall out

5/3/2007 9:19:09 pm by CarlJ

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.

Alert Issued On Legal Hallucinogen Popular Among Teens

5/3/2007 7:22:49 pm by CarlJ

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.

Free MP3: "The Garden" by DJ Jazzy Jeff

5/2/2007 7:28:32 pm by CarlJ

DJ Jazzy Jeff has released for free, "The Garden" featuring Big Daddy Kane, from his upcoming album "Return Of The Magnificent" which is scheduled for release on May 8th.

Alesis Introduces a USB Mixer with iPod Recording

5/2/2007 7:03:24 pm by CarlJ

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 Rocks Out At 35,000 Feet

5/1/2007 8:04:34 am by CarlJ

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.

Gorillaz Face Extinction to Resurrect Blur?

4/25/2007 8:02:18 pm by CarlJ

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 new album

4/25/2007 8:54:24 am by CarlJ

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".

Prescription Ecstasy and Other Pipe Dreams

4/2/2007 8:00:40 am by CarlJ

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.

Albums are going Extinct

3/26/2007 5:11:05 pm by CarlJ

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.

Should Drugs be Legalized?

3/25/2007 10:19:58 am by CarlJ

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."

One Of The Biggest Drug Busts In Toronto History

3/25/2007 9:44:45 am by CarlJ

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.

Infected Mushroom release Vicious Delicious

3/25/2007 8:40:49 am by CarlJ

After months of delays, Israeli psytrance act Infected Mushroom finally release their sixth studio album.

Bounty Offered to Kill 2 MPAA Sniffer Dogs

3/24/2007 1:06:06 pm by CarlJ

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.

DJ Sasha Mixing it up @ WMC '07

3/22/2007 6:19:33 pm by CarlJ

Here are some images of Sasha "mixing" it up at Shine, for the WMC '07.

Is Piracy Really Killing the Music Industry?

3/18/2007 1:41:15 pm by CarlJ

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?

Web Portal To Build Biggest Digital Music Platform In China

3/17/2007 8:18:30 pm by CarlJ
Chinese Web portal company Sina.com has confirmed its intention to manage what could possibly be the biggest digital music platform in the country. The deal will be a partnership with five foreign record companies to provide online music, downloads and other wireless value-added services.

Dance Dance Immolation

3/17/2007 1:19:19 pm by CarlJ

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.

Mexico meth raid yields $205 million in U.S. cash

3/17/2007 9:36:02 am by CarlJ

"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."

The Scratchophone

3/17/2007 8:58:35 am by CarlJ
Is this innovative? Or totally useless? You decide.

Tiefschwarz celebrate success with "Black Musik"

3/16/2007 5:38:00 pm by CarlJ

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.

Pioneer and DJ Times Search for America's Best DJ

3/15/2007 6:27:04 am by CarlJ
According to this Press Release on Pioneer's website, Pioneer is in collaboration with DJ Times Magazine to find 'America’s Best DJ' through sponsored DJ events and online voting. The search process will kick-off in March at the Winter Music Conference in Miami, Florida and will conclude when the winner is announced this August in Ibiza, Spain.

Happy "Steak and BJ Day"

3/14/2007 4:21:51 pm by CarlJ
March 14th is now officially "Steak and Blowjob Day". Simple, effective and self explanatory, this holiday has been created so you ladies finally have a day to show your man how much you care for him.

Starbucks Starts Its Own Record Label

3/13/2007 3:31:26 pm by CarlJ
Starbucks have seemingly taken over the world's high streets with their coffee houses and now they want to take over your record collections too.

Ex-Orbital Paul Hartnoll releases The Ideal Condition

3/13/2007 6:34:18 am by CarlJ
Paul Hartnoll, one half of the pioneering duo Orbital, will release his debut solo album titled "The Ideal Condition" - his first major release since he and his brother disbanded their legendary group three years ago.

Professionalrockstars.com Interviews John Digweed

3/10/2007 10:37:46 am by CarlJ
The title pretty much sums it up.
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