After years of wondering what the fuss was about, I have finally signed up to Twitter.
What's Twitter? It's basically a mini blog where you post very short messages up to 140 characters. It's great for letting people know what you are doing, asking questions and getting feedback. The beauty of it is the 140 character limit - this ensures posts are quick and to the point. Perfect for the modern age!
It'd be nice to have a little post production community where people can help each other out or just get to know each other. From a business perspective, it's also a great way of getting feedback on our products in order to improve them.
So if you want to follow me on Twitter, my Twitter URL is:http://twitter.com/digitalreb
Posted by Jon Chappell on Saturday January 31 2009 4:23 AM to DR News, Useful sites, Off-Topic
Moby is offering
royalty-free film music to "independent and non-profit filmmakers, film students, and anyone in need of free music for their independent, non-profit film, video, or short."
If you are using it for commercial use, you can apply for an "easy" license with all proceeds being given to the Humane Society
This represents the third example this year (that I can think of, let me know if I missed anything) of a major artist bypassing a record label. The first was Prince, who released his album Planet Earth
for free in a UK newspaper, then Radiohead released
their album In Rainbows
on the internet for whatever price downloaders were willing to pay.
Life is getting harder for the record labels because the viral nature of the internet means that some established artists are questioning the need for a middleman.
Posted by Jon Chappell on Thursday November 8 2007 9:00 PM to Industry, Useful sites, Indie