Today Apple announced that U2’s new album will be downloadable for free. They called it “a big moment music history”.
In 1994, A Western Front’s Full Blown Dave became the first downloadable album in history. It was also FREE.
Today we are announcing that it is still FREE and will always be FREE! This may have been a small moment in music history but it was a giant moment for Internet history.
It’s been a little while since my last post. Honestly I don’t know if anyone sees this. But I feel I should at least say that I am planning on what to do next. Obviously the big thing would be to release The Sweet Life album. There will be only 500 available. They are special. The quality is high. I’m very happy with how it turned out. It will also be available on Bandcamp.
I want to make a new podcast episode. I am working on a Supertronic only episode, but that might take a while. I’m remixing/recreating the song “If 9 were 6”; updating it really. For those of you that don’t know, Supertronic was an experimental electro-acoustic collective that created some noise in the mid-ninties. They performed at an Apple WWDC rave, some Burning Man events, and two of the first Internet broadcasted concerts. Then that was it.
I’m also going to master Bab’s album Pourqoi, Liquoi, Sisz Boom Ba! at Sterling Sound in NYC. Then I’ll work on creating the packaging and vinyl pressing. After that I’m looking at creating and releasing singles from Bab’s mighty catalog. I think it would be interesting to try to make as many singles/7 inches as possible. My thinking is that the more that’s released, the better.
There’s more that’s coming up, but this is enough for now. The bottom line is that it’s about time to get this stuff really out there. The whole point of this is to get people to hear the music.