Want your own Rock Star Librarian shirt? Sophie Brookover reveals how hers was crafted.
Mashable! email alerts notified me about NextCat, a “MySpace for . . . actors, musicians, producers and make-up artists (to) help them to grow their social circles.” Pete Cashmore sees a bright future for this niche social site, so your aspiring entertainment mogul patrons may be interested in this alternative to “MyCrack”, as the students like to call the beast.
“(The) service does have one feature that could make it useful to the target demographic: users can add their booking information and contact details, making it more like LinkedIn for (out of work?) actors and musicians.”
Music Ref Copyright News:
I heard about a new Gracenote service from Librarian in Black. (And a kind colleague – thanks Melissa!) The company is going to start offering legal transcripts of lyrics for a fee. We can assume that this will pave the way for lawsuits against all those “free” lyric websites. (Which are often spyware factories.)
It will also change the way we help those patrons looking for help finding lyrics. I’d love to hear some ideas about the impact in the comments.
Arstechnica has an article about it . . .
MySpace Musician Rights:
Apparently there’s been a reversal on the MySpace terms of agreement issue that Jaina had mentioned in a previous post.
“MySpace has revised its terms so that musicians who upload to the site retain control of their works, and MySpace/NewsCorp/Fox can't sell those songs without contracting with the musicians.”