Belated but huge thank you to Alternative Teen Services for linking to our website a few days ago!
Apologies if the quality/frequency of our posts plummets toward the end of this week.
Jaina and I are practicing what we preach. She’s heading up the High Strung Rock & Roll library tour appearance in the Twin Cities. I’m, um, going to the show. And we’re finishing up our article for Beyond the Circulation Desk. We’ll give more details on the release of the book if the editor actually accepts our extended blithering.
Great ‘future of music’ article in Sound and Vision
“We are clearly shifting to a digital-delivery environment, but it will take a little while to get there,” says Thomas Hesse, president of Global Digital Business at Sony BMG Music Entertainment. “But it’s realistic to assume that in five years, we’ll be in the realm of 50% digital distribution.”
Ari Hest: “If you asked me a couple of years ago, I would have said it would take another decade, but I don’t think so anymore. It’s becoming more frequent for everybody I know to get their music from iTunes and avoid CDs altogether.”
What does this say for the future of library CD collections? Can we stay abreast of the music format waves?
Here’s a REMIX article that probably especially appeals to YA boys. (It involves studio construction and wall demolition.)
And lastly -- only because pressured -- a link to my Pandora station. Check out the list of bands to see how cool it’s SUPPOSED to be. It kept getting stuck on particular genres this morning – so if it gives you a morning full of fiddle music or beats-and-rhymes – know that a refresh will probably give you a completely different sound.