Digital Music

Hulu To Add Music Videos Soon?

Apr 24th, 2009 | By | Category: Digital Music, Streaming Video, The New Media Update, Video

Business news source Bloomberg reports that, according to sources “with knowledge of the discussions,” streaming video powerhouse, is in talks with record labels to offer music videos on the site. Major music companies Universal Music Group, Warner Music Group, Sony Music Entertainment and EMI Group are rumored to be in discussion with the video […]

5,000 Free Podcast-Safe Songs

Apr 10th, 2009 | By | Category: Audio Podcasting, Digital Music, Podcast-Legal Music, Podcasting

The Free Music Archive is an interactive library of high-quality, legal audio downloadsm featuring over 5,000 free MP3s that are pre-cleared for you to use in a podcast. According to the FMA: Every mp3 you discover on The Free Music Archive is pre-cleared for certain types of uses that would otherwise be prohibited by outdated […]

Spiral Frog Spins Its Last

Mar 20th, 2009 | By | Category: Digital Music

Ad-supported online music service Spiral Frog suspended operations yesterday, nearly three years after its launch. SpiralFrog launched in Summer 2006 to much media fanfare, painting itself as a free alternative to .99/song iTunes, and as a legal alternative to illegal file-sharing sites. At that time, SpiralFrog CEO Robin Kent said, “Offering young consumers an easy-to-use […]

Like Show Tunes? Check Out The Rodgers & Hammerstein Podcast

Feb 20th, 2009 | By | Category: Digital Music, Podcast Quickies

The Rodgers & Hammerstein Organization is now home to a new podcast series. The Sweetest Sounds, hosted by R&H President Ted Chapin, and produced by NPR documentarian Jeff Lunden, will be an ongoing series of audio podcasts about Rodgers & Hammerstein and their music. The first series features five programs focusing on four great musicals […]

Association Of Music Podcasting Now On Twitter

Feb 4th, 2009 | By | Category: Digital Music, Microblogging, Podcast-Legal Music

The Association Of Music Podcasting – a group of music podcasters who want to promote music via podcasts – is now on Twitter. If you’re interested in using or listening to music in podcasts, check them out: AMP postings and news are now available via twitter. Go to to follow the latest information. Checkout […]

And Now For Something Completely Different: Monty Python And Making New Money With Old Stuff

Jan 24th, 2009 | By | Category: Commentary, Digital Music, Video

Yesterday’s article, about the newly-launched Vatican channel on YouTube, reminded us of a favorite Monty Python sketch, “The Pope and Michaelangelo,” which we embed here for your amusement. “Look – I’m the bloody Pope, I am! I may not know much about art, but I know what I like!” Priceless. It got me off on […]

Holiday Tunes on IODA Promonet Podcast

Dec 3rd, 2008 | By | Category: Audio Podcasting, Digital Music, Podcast Quickies, Podcast-Legal Music, Podcasting

IODA, the Independent Online Distribution Alliance, has a nice mix of new independent holiday music on the latest episode of its IODA Promonet Podcast. IODA is a digital distributor of independent music of every genre, from thousands of different record labels, and promotes that music to retailers, distributors, bloggers, and podcasters through its Promonet service. […]

Free Halloween Track From Bruce Springsteen

Oct 31st, 2008 | By | Category: Digital Music, General

The Boss has released a new video and a free download to celebrate Halloween. “If you grew up in central or south Jersey, you grew up with the “‘Jersey Devil’,” says Springsteen. “Here’s a little musical Halloween treat. Have fun!”

Apple Threatens To Kill iTunes Store Over Music Royalties

Sep 30th, 2008 | By | Category: Digital Music, iPods & Portable Media Players

Fortune reports that Apple is threatening to kill the iTunes Store over music royalties.  The Copyright Royalty Board in Washington, D.C. is expected to rule Thursday on a request by the National Music Publishers’ Association to raise royalty rates on songs purchased from online music stores, like iTunes, from 9 cents to 15 cents per […]

Sing Along Now: You’re No One If You’re Not On Twitter

Sep 8th, 2008 | By | Category: Digital Music, General

“Niche songwriter” Ben Walker has released his wry take on the state of the Internet, You’re no one if you’re not on Twitte: [display_podcast] It’s released with a Creative Commons license, so you can download it freely and share it or put it in your podcast. Here are the lyrics so you can sing along, […]