Tech / Tunes links 7.27.07 – Don’t look back in anger
by Josh Kimball
*The Prince and the Paper II: More on the killed L.A. Times column that advocated distributing free CDs via newspaper (and intimated at the death of newspapers as we know them). Plenty of life for something that never saw print… [via]
*Via hypebot – The importance of internet radio to indies: Indie music makes up 56% of internet broadcaster Live365’s playlist. Indie makes up only up to approximately 15% of traditional broadcasters’ tunes.
*Sonific now lets you put the sound of a baby crying, a burp, or “body crush slow” on your blog.
*Musicubes: Your musical DNA expressed – through a black box from the BBC. (Pretty dumb compared to even the amatuer stuff in the Stats group at Last.fm.)
*Hip-hop filter (no, really): Global Grind offers home page filtering/aggregation for hip-hop fans. [via]
*Slate on hip-hop artist T-Pain’s success: He is a robot.
*Verizon touts the music heavily in its recent PR push for the latest version of the Chocolate phone. Text message alerts to new music releases from artists you designate. Music mode (no nasty interruptions from the phone side). Etc.