What went down at the Montreal Peer to Peer panel discussions? Is there a website where we can read about it? Will the findings be published?
This (along with a couple of recent events) also leads me to wonder about the Chilliwack back catalogue. This week, Radiohead has released an internet download-only album on their own website. Because they did it this way, 100% of the money goes to the band and none goes to a record company or an online service such as iTunes or Napster. It has also been announced this week that Led Zeppelin is making all of their recordings available for download, albeit through online services. Since this is catalogue material, most of the money does go to the record company, but there is some return for the artist. Still, this makes the recordings available without the cost of hard copy production and distribution so there is a better profit margin.
I realize that you may not own all the Chilliwack recordings, but are any of these avenues realistic for making your old recordings available to the public? I'd love to be able to hear Rockerbox again without all the pops and clicks on my old vinyl. As much as my software can clean up the old records, it's still far from perfect.
I truly believe that we have barely scraped the surface of what can be accomplished by combining music with the internet. It's an exciting time!
The secrets that keep us apart are revealed on the far side of the sun..