We’re starting to get some leaks from the rumor mill about what the iPad3 will offer GoJu Nation. This is what we are hearing:
With Eminem winning his latest battle with Universal Music over royalties, it got me digging into what an artist actually makes with these downloads. Now we know the playing field was skewed over the past 60 plus years. And with the digital age being ushered in we now know those previous paradigms are crumbling. But the industry itself hasn’t been going down without a fight. Like a classic boxing match they have been taking punches but refuse to fall. Now there used to be 6 major distributors. That’s down to 3 and with the impending sale of EMI that will leave two. So the stakes are crucial as this continues to play out. Now Chuck D has also files a multi-million dollar lawsuit looking for back digital royalties. And as expected the labels are balking. But here’s the reality. With digital downloads there aren’t any CD cases. No track listing on paper. Just a file download. So those manufacturing costs go out the window. So the royalty rate for digital downloads at minimum needs to be adjusted. But have the labels cared enough to address this? Of course not. That is why major artist have multi-million dollar lawsuits. To get the distributors attention. Common sense dictates that the previous label shenanigans will continue to fall. But we’ll see.
As I am always looking to share the hotness I find with the people, thanks to CNET “Tap That App” I can now share a P.I.M.P.’s dream apps… whether you are a baller or on a budget. Since I have to stay fresh, the “Hotel Tonite” app is the sh#t. Perfect for those quick get-a-ways or “get that chica into town, wine and dine, then toss her back on a plane” kind of moments. It offers discounts boutique hotel, straight posh room stays… whaaat!!!! What you see is what you get, all listing are available.
“AirBnB” is a slightly more flexible option for the “You ain’t nothing but a high-class one-night stand.” type of movement. This app is a straight p2p rental kind of application, open for lodging listings … sort of like Craigslist but classed up. The company behind the app is top-notch and this app may be something you can check out if you don’t want to burn a hole in your bank account.
That’s it for my geeky tech movement, until my next music break… #SoSerious
~Mive Content – This tech game on every level is turning into an acquisition playing field. Companies build their product base, then build their consumer base and then sell off to the highest bidder. The only question seems to be which big dog will eat the little dog. Now this screams in the face of the current economic climate that jobs aren’t being created. We have companies that are making money again (in droves) they have acquisition money to burn (the bailouts have all been paid back FYI.com) but, they’re doing the status quo with less and building their profit margins in the process. Now this point is actually another blog but just letting Da Nation know what’s happening. So here’s the breakdown of EA purchasing PopCap Games.
It is time for you all to get the straight, clear information on iOS5. Thanks to one of my favorite site, Cnet, we provide to you the simple breakdown. Learn what iCloud really is. More importantly, this is for our music friends, how does iCloud help you? Well… it doesn’t. But it does help the label. Lastly, understand how powerful Android has become. This update is small, but you will notice many feature that are similar to Android, Gchat, etc.
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Larry Page is the new CEO of Google and what does that mean exactly?? Pundits speculate that he can have a Bill Gates/Steve Jobs effect on Google moving forward. Lofty expectations. And at $580 a share they better be. Will they diversify? Or stay in the search engine game.. By creating Android have they plateaued or their mobile aspirations? Or will they keep chasing the Apple behemoth. He’s a co-founder and been on the ground floor since 1997. That does mean he’s built for the task. Lets listen in to our friends over at CNBC and get their analysis on this major move of 2011.