Spotify Launches In The U.S. – Will It Help Or Hurt The Music Biz?

Music streaming service Spotify finally launches in the U.S. today after it’s introduction in Europe in 2008 and having 3 years of popularity in Europe.

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A Paper Record Player You Can Fit In An Envelope

Check out this paper record player designed for a wedding invitation – now that’s a creative way to get people to come to your event!

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Cry Baby: A Documentary On The Pedal That Rocks The World

Cry Baby: The Pedal That Rocks The World tells the story of the wah wah effect pedal, from its invention in 1966 to the present day. Musicians, engineers, and historians discuss the impact of the pedal on popular music and demonstrate the various ways it has been used, as well as how its evolution has improved the ability of artists to express themselves musically.

The hour long film by Guard House Pictures features interviews with Brad Plunkett, the inventor of the pedal, plus many other musical luminaries such as Ben Fong-Torres, Eddie Van Halen, Slash, Buddy Guy, Art Thompson, Eddie Kramer, Kirk Hammett, Dweezil Zappa, and Jim Dunlop. These professionals explain how a musical novelty transcended convention and has become timelessly woven into the fabric of modern pop-culture.

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