Thursday, April 10, 2008

The Money Shot: Taxing Your Downloads, Spitzer's Ho Has Hit, & The End of Album Art Is A New Beginning?

More news headlines...

Digitization Of Album Art Is About New Possibilities, Not Smaller Graphics (Wired)
MS: In my opinion, digital album art and promotional materials should blow their physical counterparts out of the water. Conventional wisdom maintains that album art sits at the wrong end of a devolution, but that doesn't have to be the case. Vinyl has the size advantage, but televisions, cellphones, printers, media players and computer screens can do things a piece of cardboard cannot. It's time for designers to embrace the possibilities of digital album art rather than complaining of its diminishing importance.

Pimp my song (Boston Herald)
MS: Shortly after New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer’s sex scandal made headlines, the world learned that his 22-year-old call girl of choice, Ashley Alexandra Dupre (also known as Kristen), was a fledgling r & b singer.

Which turned out to be good news for, an up-and-coming independent music download Web site whose offerings included Dupre’s song “Move Ya Body.”

Plan would tax music downloads
(San Jose Mercury News)
MS: Don't get too used to those 99-cent downloads from iTunes.

A Los Angeles-area lawmaker trying to help raise money to delete the state government's $8 billion shortfall thinks consumers should pay sales tax when buying from online music stores.

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