(I normally – and even at this very moment – find blogging about the local execrable. Apologies. For my feelings. Not my blogging. But also for my blogging. In general. Not on this specific issue.)
A few days ago I mentioned that Tim Westergren was going to be yapping at some music geeks in Minneapolis this week. This dude attended the talk given by the Pandora founder at the Cedar Cultural Center. Notes and review included. (Kinda a Pandora 101, though I guess I didn’t know it was originally going to be a product for Best Buy.)
In related news, the recommendation people are coming to town in October! If nothing else, conference attendees have great fodder for forced jocularity with their bartenders – Could you recommend something?
My abhorrence of the local is well documented (well, a couple mentions over the past couple months). But here you go, Minneapolites:
Learn about the Music Genome Project. Tell your own personal story about that one time when you created an Akon radio station on Pandora and played it really loud after everyone else had left the office. The event will most likely be akin to a Music 2.0 interpretation of AA.
Unless free cocktails or other enticements are somehow pledged, though, I will be firmly ensconced in a bubble of window unit-cooled air in my attic, drinking Miller High Life in my boxer-briefs. GOODBYE.
eMusic (my hated frenemy) is hooking up its music library with 10 internet radio services. The offerings will sync streams of internet radio stations with the eMusic catalog, and let fans download as they listen.
Who gets a piece of the eMusic pie? KEXP, Pandora, WOXY, and Bootliquor, among others. Here’s the Pandora/eMusic mashup.
eMusic is also donating money to KEXP, SomaFM and others. [via]
UPDATE: Rusty from SomaFM clarifies the relationship in the comments. (eMusic’s thing was apparently a demo, not a real deal relationship. YOU SUCK, Mashable. OK, you don’t totally suck, but still.)