Archive for January, 2007

The Ipod Accessories Market is Maturing

Monday, January 22nd, 2007

The first thing I need to say is “I don’t have an Ipod.”

Now that I am looking at all the cool stuff that is available as add-ons, I am considering getting one.

Check out this thing that enables you to use your Ipod to record voices or live music or anything else.

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With the low quality setting, you can record 51 hours of sound on your 8GB nano.

Taking Care Of Business

Sunday, January 21st, 2007

Having a huge hit song and then letting countless companies pay to use the hook in their ads is the way to go.

Some people think it is wrong. For instance Frank Zappa successfully prevented advertisers from using his music years after he was dead. Tom Waits said no thanks to an advertiser who then hired a Tom Waits impersonator to act in the ad. Tom sued their butts.

Randy Bachman gets text messages from his agent telling him that an advertiser wants to use “Takin’ Care of Business” every day.

He hardly ever says no.

Here is an interesting article about music copyright and the RIAA.