What’s the best way to add music to a recording artist’s fan page on Facebook that’s elegant, easy to navigate, quick to load, completely free and benefits you more than some third party service? I recently made some changes to the way our own pages display songs, and the simplicity of it is worth sharing.
SEATTLE, May 26, 2011 — Amazon.com today announced it will offer a repeat of Monday’s blockbuster Gold Box Deal of the Day: customers can purchase the Lady Gaga “Born This Way” MP3 album today for $0.99. Upon release, the album immediately shot to number one on Amazon’s bestselling MP3 albums list and has remained in the top spot since.
Brian Eno discusses the reasoning behind his 1977 album, which was decades ahead of its time and fostered ambient music as a viable genre.
“Ambient 1: Music for Airports” is now available on iTunes Plus.
So it’s no mystery now that we are putting the original catalog from Jocelyn Enriquez up on iTunes. While going through the songs, I ran across the old “Uncle Fred’s Orient Express” remix of Big Love, and remembered how much I really liked the mix. And hated it, too.
Uncle Fred was, of course, dance music industry pioneer Fred Held. Around Classified, we called him Uncle Fred because he was one of many mentors to us. One day, Fred told me that he had an idea for a remix involving trains and train sounds, then asked if I could do that. Who was I to say otherwise? Around the same time, I had also planned to do an Erasure styled remix. To those who know Erasure well, that put me in a “black box” of no samples, all synth generated sounds, and no chords. Any harmony had to be temporal, melodic, not static. This seemed like a good fit, besides the sampled train sounds, and the concept was born.
The first I heard of this was from someone who left a comment on my MySpace profile. Then I got a couple of text messages from some very excited friends. Apparently, Blender magazine set out to name the best 500 pop songs released since 1980. By their count, the original pool was almost three quarters of a million tunes. After eliminating 743,102 of them, the final results were in.