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Category Archives: Slick Pitches

An $8,000 “Audiophile” Chair You’ll Never Afford

Posted by on December 14, 2009

Worth it (assuming we weren’t all broke-off-our-asses-metalheads)? From Gizmodo: The Ballerina Sweetspot is designed to be the ultimate music lover’s chair. It features a thin headrest to accommodate headphones and prevent the reflection of sound, memory foam to cushion the body, hollow armrests to neatly hold controls and an aluminum frame that supposedly reduces sonic […]

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iTunes Concoting New Strategy To Push Digital Albums Over Singles

Posted by on July 29, 2009

Apple is reportedly discussing a new strategy with the four major labels to boost digital album sales by bundling a new type of interactive booklet, liner notes and other interactive features, hoping to buck the overwhelming trend of iTunes consumers limiting purchases to singles. EMI, Sony Music, Warner Music and Universal Music Group are working […]

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Kazaa Relaunches As “Future Of Digital Music,” Not Hyperbolic At All

Posted by on July 21, 2009

Former P2P file-swapping app Kazaa is relaunching as a legit service, per this bombastic press release. All four major labels plus some independents have entered into content provider agreements. Here’s where the new service gets hairy. A $19.98 monthly fee gets you unlimited downloads. That are DRM-laden and limited to three PCs and no portable […]

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Rhino Introduces The “New” Digital 45 Sales Format

Posted by on July 16, 2009

Warner Music Group’s Rhino Entertainment division introduced a “new” digital sales format this week dubbed the Digital 45, in celebration of the 60-year anniversary of the 45-single. I say “new”, because sticking a catchy name on 2-song digital packs is not exactly revolutionary. From Billboard: Starting today (July 14) the company will release a series […]

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Fun With Wacky Zune Math

Posted by on May 27, 2009

On the heels of Microsoft’s Zune HD announcement (which we’ll discuss a little later on today), we came across this silly promotional video touting the supposed massive savings of Microsoft’s “Zune Pass” subscription service over outright purchasing your downloads. In the video, “Certified Financial Planner” Wes Moss fast-talks his way through some 30-second math, informing […]

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