Category Archives: Music

The CD Album Cover Game

Do all of this in 10 minutes:

“1. The first article title on the page is the name of your band.
2. The last four words of the very last quote is the title of your album.
3. The third picture, no matter what it is, will be your album cover.
4. Tag it on flickr “CD Cover Meme”

1 Bit Audio Player

“1 Bit Audio Player is a very simple and lightweight Adobe Flash MP3 player with automatic JavaScript insertion. Its main purpose is to act as a quick in-page preview for audio files you link to from your website or blog. The player can be easily installed as a WordPress plugin or used stand-alone in any website. Small audio players will than automatically appear next to any MP3s you link to.”

Music Vs Workflow

“First of all, my disclaimer. Music is quite a personal thing. Everyone has their own favorites, what music helps them get through their workload. This article aims to contribute to your choices to possibly improve productivity through your music choices.”

The 2007 RPM Challenge

“This is the challenge: record an album in 28 days, just because you can. That\'s 10 songs or 35 minutes of original material recorded during the month of February. Go ahead… put it to tape. It\'s a little like National Novel Writing Month, ( where writers challenge each other to write 1,700 words a day for 30 days…”


“Critical Metrics takes a common-sense approach to recommendations: Critical Metrics measures critical mass. How do we do that? By tracking every rave review we can find! Our launch application is music. Dozens of highly recommended singles appear every day—Critical Metrics makes it effortless to find them, try them, and to buy your favorites. Critical Metrics aims to be the most precise critical resource anywhere, and we think our results speak for themselves.” (Thanks Magnetbox!)

Jazz in 2500? iTunes versus Preservation

“Jazz has remained a very accessible art form partly because fans are educated by their own music collections. Albums employed text, photographs and graphic design to illustrate how a network of artists created a musical language together. Without the physical album, online music stores will play a much larger role in teaching new listeners about jazz. While institutions, educators and preservationists will soon face the same challenges, music stores will be the first to use digital interfaces to educate the listening public about jazz.”