Monday, May 16, 2005

The EP is up

The EP is up for download at Feel free to check it out and email me at if you like it enough to purchase a physical copy of the CD.

Tuesday, May 10, 2005

Music: Greg Matter : Weblog

Greg Matter : Weblog: "What's the answer? It's neither the perfection of DRM, nor the absolution of digital property rights. I am sure that there IS aneconomic system that solves the problem. I don't know what it is, but I can speculate about its properties."

Greg (I forget his last name, but he works at sun) has a great post that resonates a lot with the things I've been thinking about here.

The parts that don't work are pretty obvious. How is the subscription rate set for a person? Is it a government role? What if I choose to live my life digital-free: should I have to pay taxes at all? Finally, how do I possibly compare the consumption of a bit of software versus a bit of music or a bit of video? (It turns out that time spent consuming the content is an interesting measure.)

It's fun to find out I'm not the only person coming up with ideas like this... I think we're at a point in history where this idea is just sort of manifesting itself. The rating system that I envision for the music distribution system is the same as one that Greg talks about in this post. I've sort of glossed over some of the problems by setting a price and making it an opt in service (instead of a tax). My hope is that by making a system that is compelling and easy to use, people will want to subscribe. Basically, we move music and music consumption to a service model.

Tuesday, May 03, 2005

Blogging the EP: Mastering

Hmmm, seems I haven't had enough time to blog the EP much lately. We just passed a big milestone though. We now have the final master in hand. We got the CD mastered by Barry Corliss at Master Works.

The CD release party will be Friday the 13th at 7:30 at our house. It's an invite only type of event (since our house is not big enough to handle a huge party) but if you read my blog then you're automatically invited! Email me for directions if you don't know where we live.