iTunes Drops DRM… Adds Tiered Pricing

It’s a good day for iTunes users. Apple has announced that by the end of this quarter, all 10 million songs will be DRM free and released at higher quality.

What’s also good is that they are changing their pricing structure and will now have a tiered pricing… tracks will sell for 69¢, 99¢ and $1.29 based on a demand-based pricing system.

Good move Apple…

Read more via Ars Technica >

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WTF?!?! The RIAA’s New Plan… Shut Down Internet Access for Suspected Music Sharers.

I almost spit coffee on my computer when I read this…

Then, I thought about the word “idiot” and how the RIAA must be made up exclusively of idiots.

So their new plan is this… with help from ISPs, the RIAA will shut off internet access for any suspected music sharers. Are you kidding me?

Everything I want to type right now would be offensive, so I will refrain. But go read about it yourself.

Read it on Tech Gossip

Read it on the Washington Post


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The Brighton Port Authority (aka Fatboy Slim) Remix Contest…

Remix the song “Toe Jam” by The Brighton Port Authority (aka Fatboy Slim) featuring David Byrne and Dizzee Rascal from the upcoming album “I Think We’re Gonna Need A Bigger Boat”. Enter your remix for a chance to win a pair of Technics RP-DH1200 Headphones, Fatboy Slim’s catalog on vinyl and the chance to have your remix released as a digital EP along with an official remix of “Toe Jam.”

Remix the song in any way you like, either by adding your own beats and instrumentation, or just remixing the original parts. Enter the contest here.

And you really need to check out the video for “Toe Jam”… this shit is HOT!!

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Maroon 5 Remix Contest

Grab your headphones and get ready to remix again…

Marron 5 is teaming up with IMEEN and making the stems from their hit single “If I Never See Your Face Again” available to the public and giving them full creative control to remix the song.

Maroon 5 is releasing their new CD December 9th 2008, “Call & Response: The Remix Album” – a concept album where their favorite artists remixed tracks from both of Maroon 5′s multiplatinum releases.  And now you have the same opportunity as artists like Pharrell Williams, ?uestlove, Cut Copy and Swizz Beatz.

The person with the winning remix will be flown to Miami to DJ at the Remix Hotel on the Beatport stage during the Winter Music Conference. But don’t be fooled; just because its the Winter Music Conference doesn’t mean its gonna be cold… Miami is always hot… and the ladies of Miami are too!!

Deadline to enter the Maroon5 remix contest is January 4, 2009.

Enter the contest now.

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Franz Ferdinand ‘Ulysses’ Remix Competition

Yeah, I know… it’s been awhile since I posted anything remix related. Sorry, blame my day job.

Anyway, here’s a cool remix competition, but you only have until Nov. 25 to get your remix entered. What’s cool about this remix contest is that Franz Ferdinand is not releasing their final version of “Ulysses” until January… so all you remixers out there can create something totally new and fresh without being influenced by their original work. I loved this idea, so I had to spread the word.

Contest Details;

Two remix parts are available to download for free, and there’s also a premium bundle for sale for $3.99 containing all the parts to ‘Ulysses’. Participants are free to remix the track into whatever genre they like, and the top remix will be released on Domino Records.

The submission phase of the ‘’Ulysses’ Remix Competition starts on November 11, 2008 12.01am MST and ends on November 25, 2008 at 11.59pm MST.

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