[ ]   [ ]   [ ]                        [ ]      [ ]   [ ]

Business as Usual - R_P - Sep 29, 2020 - 1:25pm
 
Trump - KarmaKarma - Sep 29, 2020 - 1:25pm
 
RP Daily Trivia Challenge - ScottFromWyoming - Sep 29, 2020 - 1:16pm
 
Coffee - Steely_D - Sep 29, 2020 - 1:09pm
 
what the hell, miamizsun? - miamizsun - Sep 29, 2020 - 12:20pm
 
2020 Elections - R_P - Sep 29, 2020 - 12:15pm
 
Modern - ScottFromWyoming - Sep 29, 2020 - 11:02am
 
COVID-19 - R_P - Sep 29, 2020 - 10:34am
 
Breaking News - Steely_D - Sep 29, 2020 - 10:12am
 
It's the economy stupid. - rgio - Sep 29, 2020 - 9:18am
 
Name My Band - oldviolin - Sep 29, 2020 - 8:57am
 
Lyrics That Remind You of Someone - oldviolin - Sep 29, 2020 - 8:56am
 
What Did You Do Today? - helenofjoy - Sep 29, 2020 - 8:48am
 
RP App for Android - bevgerry - Sep 29, 2020 - 8:29am
 
Baseball, anyone? - ScottFromWyoming - Sep 29, 2020 - 8:22am
 
Radio Paradise NFL Pick'em Group - islander - Sep 29, 2020 - 8:17am
 
Race in America - cc_rider - Sep 29, 2020 - 8:16am
 
Counting with Pictures - Proclivities - Sep 29, 2020 - 7:46am
 
Radio Paradise Comments - helenofjoy - Sep 29, 2020 - 7:28am
 
Today in History - Red_Dragon - Sep 29, 2020 - 5:17am
 
Photography Forum - Your Own Photos - Alchemist - Sep 28, 2020 - 11:58pm
 
Fox Spews - R_P - Sep 28, 2020 - 6:44pm
 
Crazy conspiracy theories - ScottFromWyoming - Sep 28, 2020 - 6:38pm
 
Dial 1 for English - kcar - Sep 28, 2020 - 4:58pm
 
Supreme Court: Who's Next? - Steely_D - Sep 28, 2020 - 3:55pm
 
Things You Thought Today - ScottN - Sep 28, 2020 - 1:47pm
 
FLAC via TuneIn - Steely_D - Sep 28, 2020 - 11:35am
 
China - westslope - Sep 28, 2020 - 11:22am
 
Trump Lies - R_P - Sep 28, 2020 - 9:53am
 
Talk Behind Their Backs Forum - VV - Sep 28, 2020 - 3:06am
 
Climate Change - R_P - Sep 28, 2020 - 12:05am
 
Vinyl Only Spin List - kurtster - Sep 27, 2020 - 8:02pm
 
The American Dream - Red_Dragon - Sep 27, 2020 - 4:02pm
 
Live Music - R_P - Sep 27, 2020 - 2:50pm
 
Pernicious Pious Proclivities Particularized Prodigiously - haresfur - Sep 27, 2020 - 2:33pm
 
Classical Music - R_P - Sep 27, 2020 - 12:14pm
 
Twitter's finest moment - miamizsun - Sep 27, 2020 - 11:23am
 
KUDOS for BillG - miamizsun - Sep 27, 2020 - 9:04am
 
What are you reading now? - rhahl - Sep 27, 2020 - 7:48am
 
RightWingNutZ - Red_Dragon - Sep 26, 2020 - 4:27pm
 
Khruangbin - Red_Dragon - Sep 26, 2020 - 3:36pm
 
Strips, cartoons, illustrations - R_P - Sep 26, 2020 - 2:19pm
 
How's the weather? - westslope - Sep 26, 2020 - 7:20am
 
Looting & vandalism isn't protest - Red_Dragon - Sep 25, 2020 - 1:17pm
 
Integration of RP app with Apple Music playlists - BillG - Sep 25, 2020 - 12:14pm
 
Canada - westslope - Sep 25, 2020 - 12:03pm
 
• • • The Once-a-Day • • •  - oldviolin - Sep 25, 2020 - 10:58am
 
This is Odd, Gross and a good excuse to be late for work - miamizsun - Sep 25, 2020 - 10:08am
 
Amazing animals! - rhahl - Sep 25, 2020 - 8:11am
 
Drop the Puck! NHL Lockout Ends! - sunybuny - Sep 25, 2020 - 5:35am
 
Mixtape Culture Club - KurtfromLaQuinta - Sep 24, 2020 - 4:32pm
 
Animal Resistance - R_P - Sep 24, 2020 - 4:13pm
 
Bluesound Sound Dropouts - BillG - Sep 24, 2020 - 12:02pm
 
Language - Ohmsen - Sep 24, 2020 - 10:12am
 
• • • BRING OUT YOUR DEAD • • •  - miamizsun - Sep 24, 2020 - 5:59am
 
Film & Video Production - rgio - Sep 24, 2020 - 5:11am
 
Quotes: Your Favorite Comedians - Ohmsen - Sep 24, 2020 - 1:07am
 
Questions. - whatshisname - Sep 23, 2020 - 7:10pm
 
American Justice - Steely_D - Sep 23, 2020 - 6:09pm
 
Your favourite conspiracy theory? - R_P - Sep 23, 2020 - 4:56pm
 
*** PUNS *** ASTRONOMY - buddy - Sep 23, 2020 - 4:24pm
 
Bug Reports & Feature Requests - buddy - Sep 23, 2020 - 4:21pm
 
The Obituary Page - Ohmsen - Sep 23, 2020 - 10:56am
 
how do you feel right now? - Steely_D - Sep 23, 2020 - 10:27am
 
WikiLeaks - Ohmsen - Sep 23, 2020 - 7:58am
 
Favorite Quotes - Coaxial - Sep 23, 2020 - 7:39am
 
Australia has Disappeared - haresfur - Sep 22, 2020 - 9:16pm
 
Evolution! - R_P - Sep 22, 2020 - 8:50pm
 
Brazil - R_P - Sep 22, 2020 - 1:57pm
 
Things I'd LIKE to find at my house. - Antigone - Sep 21, 2020 - 5:31pm
 
Lyrics that strike a chord today... - Steely_D - Sep 21, 2020 - 5:13pm
 
RP Main Mix on TuneIn unavailable? - DianaLipka - Sep 21, 2020 - 9:56am
 
Best Song Comments. - NoEnzLefttoSplit - Sep 21, 2020 - 5:37am
 
Trolls at RP - Steely_D - Sep 20, 2020 - 4:41pm
 
Facebook Tips - Ohmsen - Sep 20, 2020 - 2:37pm
 
Index » Radio Paradise/General » About RP » iTunes Page: Previous  1, 2, 3, ... 13, 14, 15  Next
Post to this Topic
kaupmees

kaupmees Avatar

Location: tried to miss 'em but he didn't quite
Gender: Male


Posted: Apr 15, 2012 - 4:57pm

 JrzyTmata wrote:

did you try apple community support forum?
you can ask a question of the community or search the forums.

 
Thanks, Jrzy. I have looked through there before with no good luck, but that was a while ago. Will peruse again, and if I can frame my question well, will ask it.
michaelgmitchell

michaelgmitchell Avatar

Location: Blenheim, ON
Gender: Male


Posted: Apr 15, 2012 - 6:59am

 kurtster wrote:
That's kinda how I feel about it.
If I'm going to settle for an mp3 then there still other ways to get them. 
Plus I simply will not pay for anything that comes VBR.  {#Snooty}
 
Coming late to the party here, but as a point of information, in this seemingly progressive digital age, Amazon Canada STILL doesn't allow us to purchase mp3 downloads. Ridiculous. So ... it's iTunes or nothing. Or ripping it off on Torrentz or BeeMP3 or something. But seeing as my daughter's a fledgling artist, there isn't a chance in hell I won't pay for my music listening pleasures.
JrzyTmata

JrzyTmata Avatar



Posted: Apr 14, 2012 - 9:14pm

 kaupmees wrote:

But THANK YOU!

That's the kind of stuff I was hoping for.

 
did you try apple community support forum?
you can ask a question of the community or search the forums.
kaupmees

kaupmees Avatar

Location: tried to miss 'em but he didn't quite
Gender: Male


Posted: Apr 14, 2012 - 7:52pm

 swell_sailor wrote:

Have you looked here?

 
But THANK YOU!

That's the kind of stuff I was hoping for.


kaupmees

kaupmees Avatar

Location: tried to miss 'em but he didn't quite
Gender: Male


Posted: Apr 14, 2012 - 7:51pm

 swell_sailor wrote:

Have you looked here?

 
No. Will look closely. Unfortunately, I am mostly Windows-based. No AppleScript.


swell_sailor

swell_sailor Avatar

Location: The Gorge
Gender: Male


Posted: Apr 14, 2012 - 7:22pm

 kaupmees wrote:
That's what I was afraid of.

 
Have you looked here?
kaupmees

kaupmees Avatar

Location: tried to miss 'em but he didn't quite
Gender: Male


Posted: Apr 14, 2012 - 7:18pm

That's what I was afraid of.
kaupmees

kaupmees Avatar

Location: tried to miss 'em but he didn't quite
Gender: Male


Posted: Apr 14, 2012 - 2:52pm

Any guidelines on approaches to merging iTunes libraries from different versions and different computers? I would like to retain the most-recent-played date, the play counts, and the ratings, but I have old iTunes libraries from different incarnations of my existence. I've got a difficult solution planned out, but am hoping for a more straightforward one.
ScottFromWyoming

ScottFromWyoming Avatar

Location: Powell
Gender: Male


Posted: Nov 3, 2011 - 8:38am

 black321 wrote:
 ScottFromWyoming wrote:
My friend Howie takes on Pete's nonsense, with numbers. I wasn't aware of how much the artist keeps, thought it was 50/50.
  • If you are an artist that needs a label for every other function besides recording, you can try to get one, and the business will decide if someone will want to commit to you like that.  It is now your choice, not a requirement. 
 

Looking more like a hollow argument from Pete. Nowadays, an artist doesnt need the "resources" of a big studio, as they can record an album in their own bedroom with just a few thousand $ worth of equipment. So, bottom-line is the record companies were no better than apple - ha!
 
And in many many cases, worse. Howie Klein founded San Francisco's 415 Records and went on to head up Sire Records, then became president of Reprise (Warner Brothers) Records. We had this discussion when Hüsker Dü went from indie SST to major WB, they refused much of WB's financial support (which would all have been charged to the band to be deducted from sales receipts before they got anything)... tour support (hotels, transportation, roadies, printing & promotion costs, etc) all continued on a shoestring, but IIRC they still took a pretty big hit because of the costs to manufacture and distribute a major label LP. Other artists who take the full package from a label then have their album peak at #130 never recover the startup costs and if they don't have a touring act that can pay the bills, ... well it's bad.
black321

black321 Avatar

Location: An earth without maps
Gender: Male


Posted: Nov 3, 2011 - 7:05am

 ScottFromWyoming wrote:
My friend Howie takes on Pete's nonsense, with numbers. I wasn't aware of how much the artist keeps, thought it was 50/50.
  • If you are an artist that needs a label for every other function besides recording, you can try to get one, and the business will decide if someone will want to commit to you like that.  It is now your choice, not a requirement. 


 



Looking more like a hollow argument from Pete. Nowadays, an artist doesnt need the "resources" of a big studio, as they can record an album in their own bedroom with just a few thousand $ worth of equipment. So, bottom-line is the record companies were no better than apple - ha!
ScottFromWyoming

ScottFromWyoming Avatar

Location: Powell
Gender: Male


Posted: Nov 2, 2011 - 9:29pm

My friend Howie takes on Pete's nonsense, with numbers. I wasn't aware of how much the artist keeps, thought it was 50/50.
  • If you are an artist that needs a label for every other function besides recording, you can try to get one, and the business will decide if someone will want to commit to you like that.  It is now your choice, not a requirement. 

black321

black321 Avatar

Location: An earth without maps
Gender: Male


Posted: Nov 2, 2011 - 9:34am

 ScottFromWyoming wrote:

Some record companies have a slightly more notorious track record than you're allowing here. "Stealing" songwriter credits, "loaning" bands money for promotion, tours etc that they can never hope to recoup... all in the name of never actually having to cut a check to their artists...

 



Yes I agree. It seemed record companies in the past where "helpful" to the larger acts, or acts that eventually made it, but probably destroyed even more emerging acts that didnt make it. It seems to me that today's means of distribution might foster a more favorable environment for smaller acts to get their name out there, and allow them to recoup some profit through a better attended tour? It just seems like there are more small to mid-sized acts touring these days.
ScottFromWyoming

ScottFromWyoming Avatar

Location: Powell
Gender: Male


Posted: Nov 2, 2011 - 9:16am

 black321 wrote:
 Pearhead wrote:

Much as I admire Pete's talent, ingenuity, and contributions to the musical universe to date, on this subject he's pitifully dead nuts misdirected, clearly ignorant, and oddly confused.

For one who was never a stranger to beyond bleeding edge creativity and technology...sadly his "expert" commentary and arrow sling here is waned and laughable with black pot kettle contradictions.  A poor yet proper testament to his relatively aged soul and unfamiliar grip on the body of the new music business.  

Vampires?.....Apple?  Hmmm...Easy buzz word targets?  You admit possible wealth soured convenience— but  your uninformed generalized attack stinks of  long term (psst. label contract) memory failure.   

Shit Pete....c'mon, Who Are You?

For God's sake with your indie buddies beside you, Goog up a real backstreet dig. industry rag next time you're pressed at an event.  Nutin' much has changed since you put twang to tape (as far as greasy palms go) but at least you'll be a bit more informed on what goes where and lot less lazy on who to hate on so much.  {#Rolleyes}  
 

So you dont think there is any point to the fact that, despite their other failings, 30-40 years ago record companies did provide some support - marketing, production, engineering... - while apple simply acts as a wholesaler for a musician's music, at siginficant margins and that ultimately supports further growth of their own hardware?
 
Some record companies have a slightly more notorious track record than you're allowing here. "Stealing" songwriter credits, "loaning" bands money for promotion, tours etc that they can never hope to recoup... all in the name of never actually having to cut a check to their artists...
black321

black321 Avatar

Location: An earth without maps
Gender: Male


Posted: Nov 2, 2011 - 9:05am

 Pearhead wrote:

Much as I admire Pete's talent, ingenuity, and contributions to the musical universe to date, on this subject he's pitifully dead nuts misdirected, clearly ignorant, and oddly confused.

For one who was never a stranger to beyond bleeding edge creativity and technology...sadly his "expert" commentary and arrow sling here is waned and laughable with black pot kettle contradictions.  A poor yet proper testament to his relatively aged soul and unfamiliar grip on the body of the new music business.  

Vampires?.....Apple?  Hmmm...Easy buzz word targets?  You admit possible wealth soured convenience— but  your uninformed generalized attack stinks of  long term (psst. label contract) memory failure.   

Shit Pete....c'mon, Who Are You?

For God's sake with your indie buddies beside you, Goog up a real backstreet dig. industry rag next time you're pressed at an event.  Nutin' much has changed since you put twang to tape (as far as greasy palms go) but at least you'll be a bit more informed on what goes where and lot less lazy on who to hate on so much.  {#Rolleyes}  


 



So you dont think there is any point to the fact that, despite their other failings, 30-40 years ago record companies did provide some support - marketing, production, engineering... - while apple simply acts as a wholesaler for a musician's music, at siginficant margins and that ultimately supports further growth of their own hardware?
sirdroseph

sirdroseph Avatar

Location: Yes
Gender: Male


Posted: Nov 2, 2011 - 6:53am

 Pearhead wrote:

Much as I admire Pete's talent, ingenuity, and contributions to the musical universe to date, on this subject he's pitifully dead nuts misdirected, clearly ignorant, and oddly confused.

For one who was never a stranger to beyond bleeding edge creativity and technology...sadly his "expert" commentary and arrow sling here is waned and laughable with black pot kettle contradictions.  A poor yet proper testament to his relatively aged soul and unfamiliar grip on the body of the new music business.  

Vampires?.....Apple?  Hmmm...Easy buzz word targets?  You admit possible wealth soured convenience— but  your uninformed generalized attack stinks of  long term (psst. label contract) memory failure.   

Shit Pete....c'mon, Who Are You?

For God's sake with your indie buddies beside you, Goog up a real backstreet dig. industry rag next time you're pressed at an event.  Nutin' much has changed since you put twang to tape (as far as greasy palms go) but at least you'll be a bit more informed on what goes where and lot less lazy on who to hate on so much.  {#Rolleyes}  


 
Hey Pear, didn't realize you were a fellow Palmetto state Sandlapper!{#Wave}

hippiechick

hippiechick Avatar

Location: topsy turvy land
Gender: Female


Posted: Nov 2, 2011 - 6:51am

 Pearhead wrote:

Much as I admire Pete's talent, ingenuity, and contributions to the musical universe to date, on this subject he's pitifully dead nuts misdirected, clearly ignorant, and oddly confused.

For one who was never a stranger to beyond bleeding edge creativity and technology...sadly his "expert" commentary and arrow sling here is waned and laughable with black pot kettle contradictions.  A poor yet proper testament to his relatively aged soul and unfamiliar grip on the body of the new music business.  

Vampires?.....Apple?  Hmmm...Easy buzz word targets?  You admit possible wealth soured convenience— but  your uninformed generalized attack stinks of  long term (psst. label contract) memory failure.   

Shit Pete....c'mon, Who Are You?

For God's sake with your indie buddies beside you, Goog up a real backstreet dig. industry rag next time you're pressed at an event.  Nutin' much has changed since you put twang to tape (as far as greasy palms go) but at least you'll be a bit more informed on what goes where and lot less lazy on who to hate on so much.  {#Rolleyes}  


 
Pete has been bitchin amd moanin about his entire career, his life with The Who, etc. Doesn't sound like a happy guy.

Pearhead

Pearhead Avatar

Location: Tega Cay@SC
Gender: Male


Posted: Nov 2, 2011 - 1:25am

 black321 wrote:
Pete Townshend calls Apple 'a vampire' ........
 
Much as I admire Pete's talent, ingenuity, and contributions to the musical universe to date, on this subject he's pitifully dead nuts misdirected, clearly ignorant, and oddly confused.

For one who was never a stranger to beyond bleeding edge creativity and technology...sadly his "expert" commentary and arrow sling here is waned and laughable with black pot kettle contradictions.  A poor yet proper testament to his relatively aged soul and unfamiliar grip on the body of the new music business.  

Vampires?.....Apple?  Hmmm...Easy buzz word targets?  You admit possible wealth soured convenience— but  your uninformed generalized attack stinks of  long term (psst. label contract) memory failure.   

Shit Pete....c'mon, Who Are You?

For God's sake with your indie buddies beside you, Goog up a real backstreet dig. industry rag next time you're pressed at an event.  Nutin' much has changed since you put twang to tape (as far as greasy palms go) but at least you'll be a bit more informed on what goes where and lot less lazy on who to hate on so much.  {#Rolleyes}  



black321

black321 Avatar

Location: An earth without maps
Gender: Male


Posted: Nov 1, 2011 - 9:46am

Pete Townshend calls Apple 'a vampire'

Pete Townshend said "a creative person would prefer their music to be stolen and enjoyed than ignored"

The Who guitarist Pete Townshend has urged Apple's iTunes to use its power to help new bands instead of "bleeding" artists like a "digital vampire".

Townshend made the comments in BBC 6 Music's inaugural John Peel Lecture, named in honour of the legendary DJ.

He also argued against unauthorised file-sharing, saying the internet was "destroying copyright as we know it".

"The word 'sharing' surely means giving away something you have earned, or made, or paid for?" he said.

The rock legend listed eight services that record labels and music publishers have traditionally provided to artists, such as editorial guidance and "creative nurture".
Continue reading the main story
“Start Quote

"Is there really any good reason why, just because iTunes exists in the wild west internet land of Facebook and Twitter, it can't provide some aspect of these services to the artists whose work it bleeds like a digital vampire, like a digital Northern Rock, for its enormous commission?" he asked.

Apple should employ 20 talent scouts "from the dying record business" to give guidance to new acts and provide financial and marketing support to the best ones, he added.

ITunes accounts for more than 75% of all legal downloads. An Apple spokesman declined to comment on Townshend's remarks.

The guitarist also said that people who downloaded his music without paying for it "may as well come and steal my son's bike while they're at it".

If someone "pretends that something I have created should be available to them free... I wonder what has gone wrong with human morality and social justice", he said.

But he also told listeners: "It's tricky to argue for the innate value of copyright from a position of good fortune, as I do. I've done all right."
Creative dilemma

And he added: "A creative person would prefer their music to be stolen and enjoyed than ignored. This is the dilemma for every creative soul: he or she would prefer to starve and be heard than to eat well and be ignored."

The guitarist praised John Peel, who died in 2004, for his dedication to listening to the music he was sent by up-and-coming acts.

"Sometimes he played some records that no-one else would ever have played, and that would never be played on radio again," he said.

"But he listened, and he played a selection of records in the course of each week that his listeners knew - partly because the selection was sometimes so insane - proved he was genuinely engaged in his work as an almost unconditional conduit between creative musicians like me to the radio audience."

The talk, held as part of the Radio Festival, will become an annual event given by a different music figure every year.

Held at The Lowry theatre in Salford, it is intended to be the music industry's equivalent of the annual MacTaggart Lecture, which is given by a leading media executive at the Edinburgh International Television Festival every August.
ScottFromWyoming

ScottFromWyoming Avatar

Location: Powell
Gender: Male


Posted: Nov 1, 2011 - 9:09am

 sirdroseph wrote:


I pay .99 cents a song plug they periodically offer some cool tunes for free. Is itunes less than that? I only purchase music by the song.
 
iTunes went with a tiered pricing where the hot stuff like your Lady Gaga is a buck-twennynine. Also Florence + Machine, stuff like that. Normal catalog stuff is 99¢ and allegedly there's a lower price, like 69¢ but I don't see that often... for oldies I guess.
 
Come to think of it, I'm not sure I've ever seen that tier price. If Luke the Drifter doesn't qualify for a budget price, I don't know what does. 
 
edit: here's a list of indie crap that's 69¢ 
sirdroseph

sirdroseph Avatar

Location: Yes
Gender: Male


Posted: Nov 1, 2011 - 9:04am

 ScottFromWyoming wrote:

Circuital - My Morning Jacket $7.99 iTunes$7.99 Amazon 
 
 
Just the first example I thought of of something RPish that's not a current release etc.
 
Go ahead and let Amazon sell you some loss leaders as long as you can.  

 

I pay .99 cents a song plug they periodically offer some cool tunes for free. Is itunes less than that? I only purchase music by the song.


Page: Previous  1, 2, 3, ... 13, 14, 15  Next