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Posted by My
Personalized Webly |12.19.2000
Aimster has announced that it is opening up the
latest version of it's software, which allows users to share and download
music and other files using AOL Instant Messanger. The company says plug-ins
will be available for the new version which will make it compatible with
services offered by MSN and Yahoo.
The news means users of the rival messaging networks may be able to communicate
with AOL users for the first time using Aimster as an interface. Looks
like Aimster is going to be about a little more than just file sharing....
Aimster is taking e-mail addresses from people who would like to be notified
when the new version is available.
Posted by Done
election is over and George W. is officially headed for the White House.
But the bickering, it seems, is far from over. Making the rounds this
morning, a nasty, nasty little e-mail poking fun of our new head of state.
"In 1555, Nostradamus wrote: Come the millennium , month 12. In the
home of greatest power, The village idiot will come forth to be acclaimed
Perhaps this is why Al Gore was so gracious in his concession speech......For
the opposing viewpoint follow the link.
Get Paid to MP3
Posted by netwebly
It was only a matter of time before someone came
up with this one... Following
in the footsteps of companies like Alladvantage.com and everad.com, Los
Angeles-based Soundom.com says it will pay surfers whenever they listen
to music on their computers. You
ready for the unlimited income earning opportunity of a lifetime, kid?
the Celestial Jukebox,
enter the Global Refrigerator...
said she was Webly |12.18.2000
looks like MP3.com CEO Michael Robertson is giving Dan
Rather a run for his money in the random metaphor department.The latest
installment of the MP3.com CEO's semi-regular column introduces Robertson's
take on the my.mp3.com. service - the MP3.com feature which lets users
store their music online and access it using almost any Net enabled device.
"Nobody would tolerate having three refrigerators in their kitchen,
each with different foodstuffs in them. Similarly, gaining consumer acceptance
of the musical fridge means it must work with all music. At MP3.com, My.MP3.com
is our musical fridge..."
recent months, Robertson has compared the music industry to the power
grid, his own company to a utility company, and the CD to almost everything,
except of course, the refrigerator. We're ready for the global toaster
Embarrassed by management's unauthorized decision
to ask Napster to ban fans who have downloaded the group's songs, Rage
Against the Machine are trying to make up for the mistake by posting almost
a full album's worth of material on their web site for free download.
The downloads include both MP3 versions of unreleased songs and concert
footage from performances earlier this year.
Shockwave.com snags Atom Films
Posted by netwebly
Late last week Shockwave.com picked up popular Atom films in a straight
stock deal. The move aligns two of the most popular entertainment sites
on the web. Macromedia
president Rob Burgess will lead the new company. Macromedia stock was
up ten percent on the news.
Ogg Vorbis Development Continues
The makers of open source audio format Ogg Vorbis
vow to keep going, despite the untimely death of sponsor iCast. With the
future uncertain for MP3, Ogg Vorbis is seen as the most likely successor
to the popular file format. read article
will stream MP3s
a move clearly intended as a challenge to MP3.com, Emusic announces it
will offer both streams and downloads to members of its all-you-can-eat
download subscription service starting early next year. read
picks up Scour
has won the bidding to acquire the assets of bankrupt Scour.com, including
the Scour Exchange multimedia file sharing system. The company agreed
to pay $9 million for what's left of the Los Angeles based Scour, edging
out Liquid Audio and Listen.com. read
After efforts to secure further funding fail, the lights go out at another
troubled dot com. Riffage.com, which had looked like a real alternative
to sites like MP3.com and Farmclub.com, is no more.
Posted by Inevitiwebly
no longer willing to wait for the Napster controversy to die down,
MP3.com has established a pricing policy that asks users who stream
its music using the my.mp3.com service
to pay up. Will they? read article
Browser set Free
Posted by American
Webly | 12.4.2000
years of domination by Microsoft and Netscape, the browser market may
be getting interesting again. This weekend MSNBC reported that Opera software
is planning on making Opera version 5.0 for Windows available as a free
download starting Wednesday. read article.
Posted by My
Personalized Webly | 12.4.2000
In a move likely to provoke another unsightly round of violent desk-pounding
and furniture-smashing in Hollywood, Bertelsmann is considering making
an investment in another controversial Net start-up embroiled in a copyright
suit with the entertainment industry. The German media conglomerate, which
came to the rescue of Napster last month, is reportedly on the verge of
doing a deal with RecordTV.com,
a company which markets itself as the Internet-Age equivalent of the VCR.
raking it in online
Posted by Conventional Wisdom Webly
Who says indie musicians aren't scoring big online? Not us. Excite
News reports that at least one MP3.com musician is making the big
bucks - even by established industry standards. If what Houston based
electronica composer Mike Fair is telling the media is true - he's grossed
$160,000 over the last year.
MP3.com hits three quarters of a million songs
Posted by netwebly | 12.4 2000
announced today that it has added song number 750,000 to its massive catalog
of MP3s. The company says the milestone, "illustrates the phenomenal
growth of the digital music space." MP3.com estimates that 1,400
songs are added to its databases every day.
not necessarily raking it in online
say-it-ain't webly | 12.4.2000
mark online may be getting easier for musicians, but
making a successful transition to the majors is still a one hundred and
fifty five foot hurdle. So far, mainstream success has eluded the first
band to sign a major label deal.
demoralized-sounding Brad King reports for Wired News.
Music Piracy Headline
Posted by the walrus was webly
day thousands of illegal recordings change hands on this notorious and
wildly popular web site. Sound familar? Sure it does. This time, however,
the site in question is EBay.
2.0 gets webly.
the Grinch really stole Christmas
Posted by DeFacto Webly | 12.04.2000
People have been complaining about the commercialization of the holiday
season for years. Now, with only 21 shopping days left until Santa makes
another record shattering trip around the globe to deliver packages to
some 300 million rosy cheeked little boys and girls, there's further evidence
that they may be right.
A British e-commerce site, Santa-Claus.com
, has secured the rights to the name Santa Claus. Now, in addition to
owning the lucrative Santa-Claus.com domain name, site owner Steve Bottomley
controls the US trademark for the Santa Claus name itself. Meaning, theoretically
at least, the company can fire off nasty cease and desist letters to anybody
who uses the words Santa and Claus in the same sentence. Apparently unaware
of the possible public relations nightmare his deed may have created,
Bottomley told the London Daily Telegraph, "You would have thought someone
in the US would have done it first. They must be among the most valuable
Santa-Claus.com is a property of Bottomley's click
and tell media, an e-solutions company specializing in web design,
web site hosting, DHTML and - you guessed it - Santa Claus.
It's something people have been talking about for some time. Something the
Movie Industry has been obsessing over for the last five years. And something
that may just have arrived... The ATI
All-In-Wonder Radeon video card is capable of capturing near DVD quality
video reports indie musician/napster chronicles site tipster.weblogs.com.
The company also specializes in making small children cry and enslaving
elves for use in dot com tech support centers.
course, it may be a little early to start talking convergence. Video files
take up a huge amount of space, and video transfers take way too long
- even using a high speed connection. Not to mention the fact that the
inevitable legal battle with Hollywood is likely to make the Napster case
look like Little Johnny vs. Greater Podunk City Council.
netwebly | 11.29.2000
A former producer
for Jefferson Airplane - the seminal San Francisco psychedelic rock band
best known for hits like White Rabbit and Somebody to Love has filed a
suit against Napster and parent company Bertelsmann.
The suit raises
a question people have been tossing about since Bertelsmann made the deal
with Napster late last month. What sort of potential liability problems
has the German media giant opened itself up to by siding with the controversial
file sharing company? read
Posted by Pappa John Webly | 11.29.2000
If you're a Democrat and Hunter S. Thompson tells you you've lost the
Presidential election - well - let's face it - it's over. It's time to
concede. The fat lady has sung her sad Weird song and departed. In the
latest installment of his new column, which runs - of all the Weird and
Unlikely places it could run - on ESPN.com - the man many consider to
be the Greatest Living American Journalist declares George W. Bush the
winner of our disputed national election for reasons we're completely
incapable of paraphrasing. read article
Posted by Radio
Free Webly | 11.29.2000
The anti-buzz is building following the launch of SoundExchange,
the royalty collection agency created by the Recording Industry Association
of America (RIAA) to collect licensing fees from web sites that stream
digital music. Many webcasters and musicians rights advocates are angry
about the plan, saying the industry can't be trusted to act in their best
Noah Stone, the head of the LA based Artists Against Piracy, voiced the
concerns many independents are expressing in an interview with Wired News
"I think that if you believe as I do that in the next five to ten
years the majority of music will be performed (or streamed), then we are
looking at digital performances and this is going to be a substantial
portion of artists' revenues..."
Wired News had the story...
Cabdriver - The Sequel?
Posted by driving while webly
Lenny Kravitz doesn't think Miami police had racial motivations for stopping
him on Monday - but that isn't stopping him from having a little chat
with his lawyer about the incident. Kravitz was handcuffed and detained
for fifteen minutes on a street corner after police responding to a bank
robbery call mistook him for a suspect wearing similar clothing.
musician told reporters he was on his way from a local recording studio
to the gym with his trainer when the incident occurred.