This announcement comes from Last.fm today: This is a big day for DIY artists as it marks the first time that musicians not affiliated with a label or royalty collection agency can collect revenue direct from a free streaming music platform. We're … [Read more...]
The Best Of Graham English 2007
It's time for my yearly reflections and celebrations. By far the most popular and most controversial post of 2007 was The Zen Of Attraction. I'm surprised at the attention it received because I wrote it as an aside. Some people loved it and some … [Read more...]
Graham English Talks Episode 4
In this episode I test recording on the iPod with my Belkin TuneTalk adapter on the way to the gym. Here I discuss my bad iPhone driving habits, my practice of automating the quality of your attention, weight loss, the TNT diet, escalating density … [Read more...]
Top 5 AppleScript Productivity Hacks for WordPress Bloggers and Podcasters
As bloggers, we tend to do the same repetitive tasks over and over again. We open the same URLs. We launch the same apps. We ftp, we search Technorati, we comment, we do this day in and day out. The 80/20 rule would tell us that creating content in … [Read more...]
Great News: Adam Curry plays Graham English on the Daily Source Code
I just got the email I had been waiting for: Daily Source Code has played your song On My Feet Again. Find out more about this PodShow at http://music.podshow.com/ That right. One of my songs was just played on Adam Curry's Daily Source Code! I … [Read more...]
Can Hit Songs Really Be Reduced To Science? I Mean, Really?
In the news right now: The Science of Hit Songs: People pick favorites largely on what others have deemed popular, a new study finds. The study itself may be new but the principle isn't. Robert Cialdini, Ph.D., in an academic setting, created … [Read more...]
What is RSS and Why Do I Care?
RSS (Really Simple Syndication) allows you to syndicate or subscribe to the feed of a website, blog or almost any media content online (not just articles, it can be music, video or almost any digital media). So instead of having to go visit each and … [Read more...]
Can You Really Get Your Music Published In Less Than A Week?
About this time last week (yeah, I know. Not much of a friday night. I had a cold) I uploaded my music to the Podshow Podcast Network. It took about me 10 minutes. By Monday, I was published on Grok Radio (Episode 9). Thanks Doug and Susan. … [Read more...]
Coolfer: Rolling Stone on 2005: “The Worst Year Ever”
Coolfer: Rolling Stone on 2005: "The Worst Year Ever": Album sales have dropped 21% since 2000 but sales of digital tracks rose to 353 million from 141 million in 2004, and sales of digital albums rose to 16.2 million from 5.5 million last … [Read more...]
No Mr. Ballmer, You Cannot Have the Web
RSS made it possible for everyone to participate in publishing on equal technological footing with NYT. Specifically for musicians, blogging and podcasting make it possible for musicians to participate in music publishing on better technological … [Read more...]