Today’s links of interest:
- Appeals Court Explains To Apple That Bloggers Are Journalists Too
Seriously, that’s why they give us press passes. Of course we’ve only really ever used ours at the French Embassy, and they’ll accept just about anything there.
- AllofMP3 is illegal, says music industry
Of course they would say that. The surprising news here is that AllOfmp3 is second only to iTunes in the UK.
- Web retailer sells downloads for musicians
It’s like Air Guitar crossed with karaoke crossed with the modern world. Only works with Windows Media Player — someone else will have to test drive.
- Adam Webb on the importance of music PR and marketing
Believe the hype, don’t believe the hype. The web is the future, the idea of the web is the future. How can anyone know what to believe anymore?
- High Price of Comedy: Fox Just Says No
Can it be? Someone in Hollywood says "it costs too much?" Does anyone else find this to be a little bit suspicious?
- Small-town papers have big potential
It’s going to be all about local, kids. Trust us. We hardly ever steer you wrong.
- Smithsonian Hands Over TV Contract
It is it rare that we call for heads to roll, but entering into a 30-year agreement? That’s grounds for cruel and unusual punishment. Hello? Competition? More money? The American Way?
- FCC probing complaint on video news releases
How does the FCC find the time to do so much yet accomplish so little? And are there actual rules governing this issue?
- Yahoo, eBay join forces over ads, online payments / Experts say partnership stymies Google’s efforts
Who will be the rebels and who will be the Evil Empire? Hmm, so many choices, so little time.
- New wave music impresario Ian Copeland dead at 57
Rest in peace.
- NBC Shuffles "Studio 60"
Noted only because Jim keeps track of these things.
- David Byrne Journal: 5.14.06: Packaging and Music
A look at cover art and how digital media can expand the idea of a great album cover.
- Invisibility cloak ‘five years away’
But I need one NOW!
- NBC offers variety of news in iTunes
Seriously, who in their right mind would actually pay for television news?