Monday, November 05, 2007

The Money Shot: Indie Rock & Adult Swim, Download Dads & Never Paying for Music...

The latest headlines...

Indie bands dive into Cartoon Network's Adult Swim (Denver Post)
MS: "To me, Adult Swim is definitely more rock 'n' roll than anything else going on in TV," said Jason Reece, founding member of the rock band ... And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead. "It's more edgy, and it's also artistic and surreal and bizarre and just funny. It's nice to watch something that challenges you instead of the regular (expletive)."

Cheat the Music Industry: Never Pay for Music (Wired)
MS: Despite the continual legal pursuit of music file-sharing "criminals" by the "RIAA", the ability to find great music and create a significant music library at virtually no cost is still quite feasible. So we'll start by dividing this into categories and giving a few examples of what we know. But it's up to you to fill in the blanks.

Download dads lead the iPod generation (Guardian)
MS: So the generation driving the legitimate online music revolution is 'a lot older than you would think,' says Ben Drury, managing director of Most users fall into the 25-to-34 age bracket, then 35-to-44, with the under-24s in third place, he says. 'Younger people are much more likely to download illegally - they're cash-sensitive, price-sensitive, more technically able and maybe have more time to search the peer-to-peer services.'

Myers is more precise: 'Our average customer is a 34-year-old male. It's not the kids, as everyone thinks.'

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