Wednesday, April 11, 2007

100 million iPods sold

There a .8 billion radios in the states thats a fact It's a thing we can't deny.

Apple has sold its 100 millionth iPod, five years and five months since the music players first went on sale in November 2001. By comparison, it took Sony 14 years to sell 100m iPods Walkmans, of course. The now ubiquitous players have a 74% share of the MP3 player market in the US, but sales are lower outside the country with just a 50% share in Japan and 60% in Australia. The iTunes store has sold 2.5bn songs to date - a curiously low 25 songs per iPod. (Wall Street Journal via Guardian Organ Grinder)

radio 4 moves to the movies

radio is staggering but at least its still moving. we read in the Guardian [free sub] that Radio 4 (BBC) is making a 90 minute movie to sit along side two 45 minute audio pieces. The film is to be made by director Conor Lennon.

Mr Lennon said the project aimed to invert the relationship between sound and vision and provide a "vision track" to the spoken material.

When it is broadcast, Radio 4 will have a red button service for digital TV transmission enabling viewers to see the visual material, the first time the station has shown a feature-style film to accompany spoken material.

"Radio is very excited about introducing visual material because of new technology," Mr Lennon said. "In Korea they are developing Eye River radio sets which can transmit images to accompany the sound and Radio 4 wants to be a part of this multiplatform revolution.

bhg says -- did they mean iRiver ? DRM will have images too! and DRM+ will have mobile TV "radio - i get the picture"

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Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Virgin Console Move

Virgin radio moves to the wii & ps3 more at [ahn] this follows BBC Radio 1 xtra which is in some playstation games.

bhg says - If Mohammed will not go to the mountain, the mountain must come to Mohammed - radio is on the move.

Wednesday, April 04, 2007

Nob Nation podcast from rté

added 30/03/2007 [xml]

my favourite Nob Nation - Dail Quiz Show

Tuesday, April 03, 2007

EMI DRM & Podcasting

[oops EMI got chipmunked]

I have been seeking the podcast angle in the EMI Apple DRM removal story.

there isn't one. unless you proclaim what is good for the goose is good for the gander. EMI made a podcast, put licenced music that they own in it and released it without DRM to the world. spot on dude's about time.

So what if others linked to this podcast sent audio comments with mash ups of the podcast and did real world not second life things to this web 2.0 piece of audio. Would that be ok with EMI. ? I have put the EMI podcast here.