CD / Studio vs. Live Recordings / Concerts

A lot could be said about the pros and cons of concerts or live recordings vs. listening to CDs / studio recordings. I remember endless discussions many years ago with friends, around the quality of audio reproduction, stereo equipment, etc. — and I remember one friend who would typically kill any such discussion with the argument “You know, for me, nothing beats a live concert experience!”, at which point it made no sense to carry the discussion any further. However,…


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A Look at Amazon Video Ads for Music

(…) Sometimes, such videos are excerpts from interviews and other collaterals (…). The first experience that I want to talk about here is about a recording of the Beethoven piano concertos with unnamed artists (…). I had certainly heard about all the artists, but I did not have any recordings with that pianist at all so far…


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From Local Music into the Cloud?

(…) Sure, the signs can be read off the wall everywhere: there is a trend towards computing and storage in the cloud — and frankly, it makes a lot of sense to me! Why should humanity store Exabytes (or have we already surpassed Zettabytes?) of information on thousands of millions of computers, including a zillion duplicates…


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