The iTunes Music Store seems to getting slower and slower. 2MERICA’s distributor now features a three-month grace period on iTunes placement. They have it on their complaint form that we have to wait another 3 weeks to enter the complaint zone. Yowza. Merry xmas to you all and you shall see and hear the latest 2MERICA single “Keep Steady” on iTunes some day. It’s just about everywhere else online already. I know it took The Beatles 8 years, but it used to take the rest of us a few weeks to get onto the intertubes and that’s slowing down these days.
Good news post — the like us, they really like us! Jango Radio streams all kinds of music and the listener can vote on it. If the artist is independent, the listener is begged for a vote and can even join a mailing list or follow a link right from the player window. Very clever. It is both a good listen as you craft your own stations or tune into others, and the statistics and real-time market research they provide to indie artists is unavailable anywhere else. Win win so far.
And 2MERICA is winning lately. See, each indie artist is given a total score each week, based on the performance of all of their songs, their profile, and some other voodoo. 2MERICA’s score was high enough this week to be awarded free credits – the 3rd time this year we’ve passed the grade and gotten some kickback. Rock on Jango Jugglers.
Next up — last.fm, an older and similar concept based on ranking songs and compiling them into stations. 2MERICA has not been on last.fm yet but keep an eye out. If any readers here use that service, let us know how to play the game over there.
Hit me on my gopher server yo.
Get your Jango on and hit me with some Spotify (why no USA love yet?). Check out thesixtyone.com. Put that with some college radio and Pandora, then check what’s happening on the Youtubes and you have some really current events. It’s about time!
Channel: Panfunktual Bonoboz on Jango Radio
Been messing with this lately, pretty cool. It makes radio stations for you (like Pandora) except it includes independent artists and really pushes socializing and sharing playlists, etc..
Check out the 2MERICA profile and peep the service. I also hear they have an iphone client coming soon.