New Town, Same Goal: Publish


I recently moved across the country with my family. This was a huge task and required a giant leap of faith. We jumped up and love it.

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Roaming Crazy Clothing Launched

This is crazy, this is awesome. We are so proud of the new

Roaming Crazy lifestyle brand.

Enjoy. Gear up. Just in time for christmas!



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Way Down Inside

Rick Beato with a great dissection of the Zep classic Whole Lotta Love:

I like when he picks up the guitar and plays along with the solo.

Pretty sick!


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It’s The Wrapping They Buy


Here’s a great interview clip with the shy and interesting Charlie Watts, drummer for the Rolling Stones, from back in the early days.

He reflects on life in a successful white rock ‘n roll band playing black R&B, how American … Read the rest

The (Algo)Rithm Is Gonna Get You

Apologies to Gloria…

Here’s an interesting article by the BBC getting into details behind Spotify’s music classification algorithms.

Lots of work to be done here, but sure enough, soon enough, the robots will be able to DJ properly too.

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Streaming Royalty Rates


Here’s some current streaming rates per service. Your rates might vary.

If you stream from…

  • Spotify – between $0.0005 and $0.007
  • Google Play – $0.0107
  • YouTube Music – between $0.0013 and $0.0105
  • Tidal – $0.0171
  • Apple Music iTunes Match (US)
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The Great Analog Archives

A 1940’s era professional tape deck


Since the early 20th century millions of talented people have recorded music. Record labels stored these archives whether the artist sold well or not.

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Fake Hi-End Audio

Apple and others continue to push the lie that lossy music is high quality.

They claim they will soon be shipping studio quality airpods and over-the-ear headphones.  Please.

Nothing lossy is studio quality.

Nothing wireless is studio quality*.


According

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Tom Petty Song Breakdown

Cool breakdown of a classic Tom Petty song, from the arrangement, the performances, and the mix.

Good stuff.

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Time’s Up

The master Will Calhoun holding down the drum chair for Living Colour:

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Mastering The Equalizer

The most important thing in recording and mixing – the equalizer.

Learn to master it. Your music and mixes will come to life.


Here’s 2 great videos giving you the basics of how to EQ:


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Rock & Roll!

Feeling a little spinal tap today…


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Creation Du Monde


This guy named Vangelis Papathanassiou is another amazing composer and artist I am just getting into. He records under his first name only, and has been making amazing pieces of music for well over 40 years now.

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Origin Story

Millions of years ago there was WFNK, or at least an idea for it.

I grew up in Cleveland listening to radio when it was a Real Big Deal. I was educated by media, public school, and public college. In … Read the rest

What is Rock & Roll?

I won’t unload all my thoughts on this vast topic, but I’ll take a quick stab at it.



What exactly is Rock & Roll?

Is it a musical arrangement style? No.

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The Masters: Playlist of Power by WFNK.com

No 1 hit wonders here!

The Masters convene in the Garden

Get On Up

Out fuckin standing. Mashup audio+video

with James Brown, Led Zep, Aerosmith, Run DMC, just straight up funky


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Never Underestimate Sound

Sound waves as visual art.

Standing waves are around us when we listen to music. Good sounding rooms minimize them.

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