Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Apple trying create a service like Spotify?

It seems that after Spotify's latest succes in North America that Apple is going to create a something to stop their swedish concurent succes.

This week Apple hired Elliott Peters, a senior vice president and head of digital legal affairs at Warner Music Group to overseeing iTunes and MobileMe services in Europe. The intressting part comes when Apple annoucning that they; "continues to work toward a cloud-based iTunes, allowing users the ability to store their iTunes libraries on Apple's servers and stream them to a variety of Internet-connected devices." - very intressting indeed for all Spotify user's all around the world. 

However the old licensing agreements (contract between apple & record labels) does not have any permitts for such use of the label's music. I guess that's where Elliott Peters comes into the picture!

Since Spotify already had their service and intentions stated in their contracts when they did the liscence's it more or less likely that Apple has to change ALL their deals & permitt's with the labels... a lot of work to do indeed ?!?!


Tuesday, November 2, 2010

RIP Technics SL1200 :(

Sadly i have to do this post, the era of the legend is over. Panasonic has decided to discontinue technic's analog turntables. Iv got one myself and i will for sure get myself another one in the next couple of week's. You see, playing with turntable's is something that you cant replace with anything else. First of all, you got the warm sound, secondly the physical way you mix and need to use your skills, pffff, impossible to replace.

“Panasonic decided to end production mainly due to a decline in demand for these analog products and also the growing difficulty of procuring key analog components necessary to sustain production,” the company said in statement issued to The Tokyo Reporter. "

The SL-1200 series turntable, which enjoys a massive following in the DJ community, have been in continuous production since 1972. Since then 3.5 million units have been produced, making the brand’s purple and gray logo (“Technics” written twice) an icon in clubs and for DJs all around the world. Im pretty sure we all have been playing on one once in our lifetime. RIP, you will be missed!