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.

Some archives were lost to fire or flood, and many … Read the rest

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.

This video forgets to mention that the vibrations around us are detected first by our hair follicles and joints before … Read the rest

The Modern Artist


I submit Bernie Worrell as the perfect model artist for this new age.

True, he came from the classic music world, at least the black side of it.

But before that he came from music conservatory and a strict granny. … Read the rest

Roaming Crazy on Youtube

A little late (ahem) but finally Roaming Crazy has their own youtube channel.

Enjoy the fruits of this prolific Flux-adel Rock unit here:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCtqsPk8gZsuRZZtfzn0RoJQ


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Giving In To The Streaming Monster

I am always pushing for higher sound quality and reminding people about the limitations of streaming.

I’m also a modern man in this streaming world – one who is online 24/7. I can’t resist the addictive power of youtube … Read the rest

Man Doing Machine

This track was originally composed with a drum machine on overdrive. Great programming.

Look at this bad mother rocking it out on drums. Stick around for the end!

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Dumb vs Smart


It seems in many ways dumb devices are better than smart devices:

Why? Security, privacy, and quality.

Anything with a network connection can be hacked: smart TV’s, cars, streaming boxes, appliances, routers and every other smart device, or IoT device, … Read the rest