Introduction to New Media - Music en The Pirate Bay <p>I am not sure if the person who did the presentation on copyrights and downloading the other week mentioned this. To tell the truth, they could have talked about puff the magic dragon and I would not remember at this point. My brain is too fried - curse you finals week!</p> <p>Anyhoo, <a target="_new" href="">a prosecutor in Sweden has vowed to file charges against The Pirate Bay </a>on the grounds of breaches of copyright law. Apparently this group of people are BitTorrent's foremost trackers and were raided about a year ago, when police confiscated servers and other computer equipment.</p> <p><a href="">read more</a></p> Bittorent copyright Music Mon, 07 May 2007 18:24:06 +0000 clarityandlight 272 at Blogs as Promotional Tools <p>This entry doesn't relate specifically to any of the readings or discussions, but I still thought it might be interesting to discuss within the context of our class. I'm wondering what people thik about blogs/new media being used to promote old(er) media... it seems like there's been sort of a mixed track record. For every <a href="">Snakes on a Plane</a> failure in blog-to-reality translation of profits, there's also something like <a href="">Cassie</a>, who was a big success based on her relentless myspace promotion.</p> <p><a href="">read more</a></p> advertising blogging film Music Fri, 02 Feb 2007 09:24:58 +0000 allnighter 46 at I've no Idea Mates... But it's got to do with MUZAC! <p>I am not much of a blogger, even if I have over 100 blogs posted on myspace. I have no idea why I just mentioned that, but oh well. I don't read blogs, so I had to search for one that would be amusing for this one blog that I am currently typing out. I don't recall what this blog- which I am currently going to start describing- was really about, but it has some music content. I do recall that-the blog whose link I will be posting soon- has writing pieces about interesting musicians of whom I have never heard, and it also includes bands like Kasabian and artists like Prince. The writers seem to take music seriously and manage to create posts not to the level of a music journalist, but as close as possible in the most colloquial manner. The critical analysis of the music is interesting because of its content of references to well known artists. The blog also manages to have videos or links to actual songs. I tried a link to a song, but it didn't work within ten seconds so I decided to keep on reading the blog instead and closed the page where the song was to appear. So, here is the link to an interesting <a href=""> music blog </a>.</p> <p><a href="">read more</a></p> blog Music Mon, 22 Jan 2007 07:17:15 +0000 Classic Kid 16 at