Music from Rhythm Channel One
Drops, Dubs, Duff, Mixes and Mo'
ALL THIS GREAT MUSIC ... Please visit the music channels of the elite music makers whose music is shared in my Soundcloud playlists. Settings on all playlists do not allow downloading of any tracks. I am an avid music listener since the late 60s ... my music trail is long and wide. At one time I was sharing 6700+ songs in my 35 music playlists ... being able to enjoy the music in my playlists is considered a gift. I have playlists on Rhythm Channel One Channel on You Tube, MySpace and Soundcloud. My playlists tend to be long, varietal and multi-genre. I encourage you to visit the music profiles of the artists to discover more and support.
I COULD NEVER BUY IT ALL but right now, if I could buy my playlists - to ensure I could preserve the listening experience - I would buy them. Speaking of buying music through social media, MySpace 1 had a feature allowing members to buy their playlists. I thought it was a terrific revenue generation vehicle but it went away. My long playlists are reflective of my never wanting the music to end. I like them to play all night, or all day sometimes. I have been on a remarkable music journey with You Tube, Soundcloud and MySpace. The music and artistry streams I am discovering are like bearing witness to a music making renaissance in effect ... there is so much great music on the Internet at the moment ... it's addicting to hear such good music, new music every day. It is inspiring and impressive to experience so many what I call platinum megahertz artistry streams. Great music ... nothing short of pure listening pleasure.
HAVING ACCESS TO THE MUSIC the way we do on the Internet today is a special privilege and we may not have it this time next year the way we have it today, things are changing and evolving. The free access we have to it could change, necessarily a needed change because the music industry as a whole needs the way music is shared on the Web is too free and porous. Proposed legislation will ask for added layers of compliance regarding "music files" sent via email and added to internet directories. It's got to happen to shut down at least some of the rampant piracy. My dad worked in music distribution for Chess Records and I grew up pretty close-up on some of the best singers, songwriters, and musicians from a young age. I also saw how the business side of music worked, music was money. That will never change. I have worked in entertainment and webmedia development since 1976, and within the legal industry close to entertainment law since 1987, I clearly appreciate both sides of music: the side of artistry, and the side of business. Growing up in Chicago we had crazy talent right on top of us, great solo voices, vocal groups, poets and messengers, bands with amazing rhythm sections, producers creating and innovating new "sounds" in pop, soul, and r&b music. In our house great musicianship and writing was put on a pedestal so I have that large, hefty, respect for great songwriting, production and music artistry. It has always been rewarding and invigorating for me to experience top composing and performance. The entire journey of my life the music has been with me. As I listen to the great music in my music playlists I am reminded daily how well music artistry is today. It's the business that's in need of urgent care. ARE MY PLAYLISTS GOING AWAY? Quite possibly they won't remain free, and may live under subscribtion service in the future if music executives, entertainment attorneys and accountants get their way. Business Intuition reported in May that legislation is being written and the conglomerates have intentions to vigorously and tirelessly litigate to have as much of it made into law as possible for a major rehaul of music sharing and streaming on the Internet. Kind of late in the game but better late than never. Some things have to change. The desired laws would change how music is shared and define stricter models for social media-based music sharing websites. These laws would require either subscription service with pay through to copyright organization or some other scenario. As for ISPs there would be layers of compliance for clients who are "uploading" digital music files to the Internet involving a process of stricter copyright ownership disclosure for music files being uploaded to client directories. If it becomes law the ISPs have to comply. A rehaul of the Internet may sound impossible but as we know so did electricity and spaceflight. It can happen. Regulating at the front door a paper trail behind digital music files through ISPs ... madness but in order for the landscape for the music business to improve overall a lot of major players in music sharing may have to go to paid subscription and of course - - the Internet audience has to change. As is usually the case people change when the environment changes, when access changes. Usually it is only then that human behavior conforms. The needed changes are pretty straight forward, downloading is up, paid downloading is down, streaming was down in 2013 for the first time in history. 60% of the polled public doesn't want to pay for music, 40% does. 40% is a workable starting point and over time and with regulation the percentages of paid suscribers goes up because avenues of free downloading are few and "uploading and housing music files" on the Internet becomes problematic if you don't own the music. THE PUBLIC HAS A RIGHT to share music but planned protocols will likely call for a sharing of links and not files through ISPs. Rather than sending the actual free downloaded .mp3 to 20 people via email, the public will be incentivized to share the link to download the song with 20 people because regardless of it being a free download it is a digital music file and a record of your sharing it will be flagged through filtering by the email prvider as a requirement of law. Just knowing the oversight is there will encourage a lot of people to share links and not files. If I knew uploading a music file would require a separate registry process, or attaching a music file to an email would make that email go through a Web filter that would identify or flag my email account for further investigation I would share links, not files. These kinds of behavior distinctions are what is sought by changing existing laws and creating new laws. The conglomerates are ready to pounce and the law may be on their side. I have to live on the side of the what is best for the music and there are many perspectives about that but I tend to believe a regrouped internet with specific business protocols required by law for music hosting, sharing and public utilization of digital music files together with compliance enforcement is a proper and foreseeable vista to protect the long term, big picture ability of the public to enjoy listening, supporting and freely sharing music.
MAKING MUSIC TO SHARE FREELY IS COOL: Many artists make music to share freely via download links and not to sell and that is wonderful but the majory of artists would or should want be paid. Free downloads can be good promotion. But are artists who upload music that the public likes and would want to buy but there is no download link, nor a "buy it here" link asking for a pirate download? If music sharing webs like Soundcloud and MySpace become paid access or subscription based sharing sites and separate out the producers who are sharing FREE from those sharing for pay, but as a paid subscriber I still have access to both and keep music from both in my playlists, I would gladly pay for the "access" to the caliber of music I currently enjoy on those webs, and for the ability to continue to enjoy my music playlist experience.
WEB-BASED ENTERTAINMENT PACKAGING: Whether produced by record companies, social media sharing websites, artist collectives, etc., I can see web-based entertainment delivery needing an infusion of the realization that music produced by the 12 year old producers around the world can be just as entertaining as the music of Eminem, Rihanna and One Republic, and packaging them together could be interesting. Designing interactive online events tailored to merge audiences by bringing the artists they like together in online audience interactivity and participation events. Getting to ask a question, see a performance, engage in cross chat between top artists and emerging artists. Similar to You Tube live events, just not free and with a few more bells and whistles. When I think of the online concert and music entertainment delivery business I can see myself paying for it but I want to see it featuring the new and emerging artists whose music is in my playlists as well as trending, popular and top charted artists. Today paid online interactive entertainment events can be produced and tailored to allow the Web to work even better as a vehicle for music and entertainment delivery that satisfies the public and creates a revenue stream for the industry. There are legions of independent, under the radar, up and coming sound creators, emerging artists, composers, arrangers and producers and Djs who are making amazing music who are deserving of this type of media marketing. I hope to see just what I am writing about happening - an integration of the top fresh with the top paid.