Music from Rhythm Channel One
Drops, Dubs, Duff, Mixes and Mo'
Stay On The Music
Colors of Smooth
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 AND I CAN NEVER SHARE IT ALL: If I could buy my playlists today, I'd love to buy them all to ensure I could preserve the listening experience I enjoy. 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. Nothing short of inspiring and impressive to experience so many what I call Platinum Megahertz artistry streams. One artist's stream leads to another and it's mind-boggling to discover on a daily basis that so much great talent and music exists. Listening pleasure.
THE BUSINESS OF BEING AN ARTIST: Making music is wonderful. Making music that people like and will pay for to enjoy is another ball game. It's a privilege having natural talents and acumens for music. 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 bought then. Even record stores bought records in order to sell them, there were often returns, but it was under crazy-control in those days. Radio promotion tied seamlessly with television and print advertising plus on-the-road promotion sold records, generated audience appeal and packed concert venues and stars were made. These days one track on the right Web in the right clique can generate a small fortune of paid downloads to an independent producer with no label affiliation, straight artist to the market transactions. The more independent artists who define their presence, create revenue generating webs for themselves and engage their audiences in whatever ways they can, the better. Staying inspired and becoming better creators is most important as I believe it all starts with great artistry - the Web opened that door and that's it, bottom line, having the talent, and the good sense to handle your business. Companies and independents will work things out, record companies will always make stars, and every day a new star is born. The reason I believe the record business can rebound bigger and better than ever before is that I see how much great artistry there is. Artistry is well. When the dust settles years down the road, things will be different, deals will have to be different. New day, new way.
ARE MY PLAYLISTS GOING AWAY? Quite possibly they won't remain free, and may live under subscribtion service(s) in the future. 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. 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. As is usually the case people change when the environment changes, when access changes. 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. The free convert and download webs may go away, necessarily a needed change because the way copyrighted music is currently downloaded and shared across the Web is too free and porous. Proposed legislation will ask for added layers of compliance regarding "digital music files" sent across the Web, even via e-mail, as well as digital music files added and housed in public internet directories. A paper trail it is hoped, will discourage piracy. With new laws, regulation and oversight the percentages of paid suscribers will go up as avenues for and methods of pirate downloading become fewer and "uploading and housing music files" on the Internet becomes more problematic.
THE PUBLIC HAS A RIGHT to share music but planned protocols will likely call for a sharing of links and not files over public webspace unless you want a paper trail. Rather than sending the actual file to 20 people via email, the public will be incentivized to share a link to download or listen rather than the actual file because a record of digital file embeds and attachment transfers will be flagged and reported through e-mail filtering as a requirement of law. Just knowing the oversight is there will encourage a lot of people to share links and not files. These kinds of behavior distinctions are what is sought by creating new laws, following what I am sure will be a lengthy litigation period to sort out the facts and apply equitable reasoning, with a big part of the goal being finding ways to allow the public to continue enjoying and sharing music online.