Party! Eventbrite Presenting Root Music’s Launch Party
San Francisco based music startup Root Music gives thousands of artists and their teams all over the globe the means to create one-stop band pages in facebook just like this. The Root Music launch party, sponsored by Eventbrite, is tonight and features Del The Funky Homosapien (Gorillaz, Deltron 3030), A Plus and Opio (Heiroglyphics) and the Bay Area’s own OONA on stage. Admission is free, unless you want to pay a few bucks to skip the line.
Rdio Giving Away 1 Free Year Subscription Every Day Until His Birthday
Free cloud music for a year for one person every day until Christmas. Rdio is giving away a 1-year Unlimited subscription every day until Christmas. Winners get full unrestricted mobile and web access to millions of streaming tracks and a growing catalog for a full year. Enter to win here.SF Music Tech Summit
The seventh San Francisco Music Tech Summit is on December 6 at the Kabuki Hotel. SF Music Tech 7 promises another jam packed day of panels, coffee, and schmoozing. I have participated in five out of seven SF Music Tech Summits, each one more enlightening than the last. I believe it’s San Francisco’s most fertile Music Tech event, rich with opportunity for business development and adventurous learning moments without a Web 2.0 price tag.
The long, impressive list of speakers includes Rick Farman (Co-Founder, Superfly), Tamara Mendelsohn (Director of Marketing, Eventbrite), Del The Funky Homosapien (Hip Hop Artist), and Bryan Calhoun (Vice President New Media & External Affairs, SoundExchange). Register for the conference and when you go, stand up and ask questions. I’ll be there, taking your picture.
United States Government Shuts Down Web Sites For Piracy
As you probably already know, our Department of Homeland Security celebrated Thanksgiving by shutting down 82 domains for copyright violations. Most of the “seized” domains sell counterfeit goods. But a few of them deal in music sharing, most famously RapGodFathers.com, which resurrected itself post-seizure as RapGodFathers.info.
However, I personally am hesitant to engage in any clicks anywhere at the new RapGodfathers online home. Homeland Security, you’ve scared me away from using any music site while I am in the USA which could be considered infringement. Google Music, though delayed, may find some advantages from these domain seizures — it seems likely that any label dealing with a google music site would first ask about search results that lead to illegal p2p sites. If Homeland Security takes care of it first, Google won’t have to answer that question anymore.
Last week’s roundup featured Jelli.com’s new iPhone app. I mentioned that i could see the number of listeners to a station, but I was wrong. Jelli’s mobile app doesn’t show number of users, only number of votes.
Users can only vote once, unless a song they like is voted down. A user can continuously “vote up” a song when others vote it down. So if a song you like is voted down, you can keep voting it up. The number of votes is not indicative of the number of active listeners, only the number of votes in a particular moment. Passive listeners are not voting at all. Regardless, Jelli fuses terrestrial radio with mobile & online crowdsourcing technology – an interesting play in the evolving definition of airwaves and promotional value.
Don’t Go To Cincinnati Unless You’re Sure Of The Outcome
Normally this spot is for the Fake Bob Lefsetz tweet of the week. It seems Fake Bob Lefsetz took a break for a strategized Thanksgiving ski tour, so I dug up a video from the great Martin Atkins, author of Tour:Smart. See a quick lesson from Martin about the Five Pointed Star Crush Touring Strategy every band should know, above.