Click farms target aspiring musicians and you

It’s happened to me and I’d bet it’s happened to you. You’re listening to the radio or to your favorite stream service and a top charted song plays. You may think this top song isn’t all that great, and it’s by an up and comer. You ask yourself how that song even got released much less moved quickly to the top of the charts. As with so much else in life, it starts with dreams. Then come schemes and streams. Is it acceptable? Should this be disclosed?  Continue reading “Click farms target aspiring musicians and you”

Will US music be affected by EU’s Article 13 targeting sites like YouTube?

Who doesn’t listen to music by surfing videos at YouTube? Many of us love to stroll through pages and pages of links in hopes of finding a song or artist whose message touches our minds and hearts. Of late there’s been a lot of media coverage, primarily in the European Union, about passage of Article 13. If you’re a working musician or a fan, it’d be a good idea to learn more about this because although the EU Parliament didn’t pass the copyright law, the battle isn’t over, and US media do a lousy job covering matters of importance related to government in our daily lives.  Continue reading “Will US music be affected by EU’s Article 13 targeting sites like YouTube?”

On music, LeBron James may be cheap, but freebies are irresistible

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Spotify, like Pandora, has both a freebie and a budget-friendly premium version. (Snip: spotify.com)

Going unnoticed among the news gossip cycle is an interview a sports network presenter did with LeBron James. The interview sparked some commentary on a popular music site, leading to the conclusion James is “too cheap” to pay for streaming music.

As the interview disclosed, James still has “Pandora with commercials.”

How cheap is James, really?  Continue reading “On music, LeBron James may be cheap, but freebies are irresistible”