Interesting article over at downhillbattle.org (whose t-shirt I love and wear regularly) about iTunes and the accounting behind their “artist-friendly” business model. Before I got the Amoeba job I used to use iTunes to get some of my music. I don’t think I’d go back. DRM issues aside, my main gripe is the sound quality of the downloads. There’s too much high frequency. Too little of the earth-shaking rumble. It’s a fine music library tool, simple and effective, which combine to form “elegant” in my book, but I would never be satisfied with the piping nasality of their proprietary compression nightmare.
The article is here, and it gets into the specifics of money distribution to illustrate just how little each artists get from a sale. It’s not necessarily anti-iTunes, but it does try to make the point that Apple isn’t as kind to the artist as it once claimed to be. They do make the point that Apple’s improving a little, and that quality indie distribs like CD-Baby have a foot (or two) in the iTunes doorway.
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And as long as I’m poking around on the Internet and showing you shit, check out this nifty little exchange between Adam Carolla (of Love Lines and The Man Show fame) and Ann Coulter. She is very late calling his show. He is not exactly accomodating.
(is “nasality” a neologism?)