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In hanging around Cambridge and Harvard this week I spoke to a lot of people. Here are some of the links I remember referring to:

  • Kevin Kelly’s Better Than Free article. A great, great article breaking down what artists can still charge for when the art itself is given away for free.
  • Scott Adams’ How To Become A Cartoonist. I read this years and years ago and the idea of the “copy test” was hugely influential — though I applied it to music.
  • thesixtyone – community voted music site.
  • Magnatune – “We’re not evil”, creative-commons based record label. Doing variable pricing long before Radiohead’s In Rainbows.
  • RCRDLBL – Advertising supported record label.
  • Eminem sues Apple for using song – when talking about what would happen if Apple used one of my songs in their ads without permission. (I believe I said it would be “hilarious” and great for me.)
  • The Superficial. When talking about the escalating trend of dismantling celebrities who “artificially” elevate themselves.
  • Daft Punk’s Live Show – I described their (awesome) masked, pyramided largely pre-recorded performances as blurring the lines of what people expect or want from live shows and what people will pay for.
  • – Creative commons based remix site.


I’ll add more if I can remember any.

Posted on - February 14, 2008 [at] 5:50 pm by Brad
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5 Comments on this post

Gordon on Brad’s social linkdump
February 15, 2008 at 6:29 am

Heh, maybe I’ll eventually get them to put me on the Gimme Some Candy group.

Dan-o on Brad’s social linkdump
February 15, 2008 at 6:50 pm

The Daft Punk Alive 2007 cd is so awesome. I wish i could see them live some time.

jamie on Brad’s social linkdump
February 18, 2008 at 4:59 pm

that’s cool, i’ve been reading The Superficial for years now…. check out the sister sites too, Geekologie and I Watch Stuff, and for more celebrity trash, as well..

ahh guilty pleasures.

Pierre M on Brad’s social linkdump
April 30, 2008 at 9:34 am

Since you liked Kevin Kelly’s Better Than Free article, have you been reading his “1000 True Fans” series of articles published lately? If not, I think you would like it.

Regarding his last article “The Case Against 1000 True Fans” I was wondering if you are the kind of musicians they are looking for: “a musician with no ties to old media models, now making 100% of their living in the open media environment”?

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