Beats Music, On Your Phone Today

If you know me well you know that more than twenty years ago you would have found me sitting in a closet at Indiana University writing a NeXTSTEP app to allow you to search the card catalog and stream .au audio files across campus from an RS6000 server. This afternoon I’m sitting in an office [...]

Beats Music, Coming in January

If you’ve spent any time around me in the past six months you’ve surely seen me buried in my phone making playlists, poking, prodding, and testing our forthcoming service, Beats Music. Sincere thanks to those who have been testing the private Alpha-turned-Beta along with me. We’re nearly ready for liftoff. Thanks to your diligent testing [...]

Disconnect Your Music Service from Facebook Now

After too many comments on my Facebook for what Lucinda is listening to on Sonos via MOG, I’ve disconnected MOG from Facebook. This feature was always a bad idea. It’s as if Instagram uploaded every photo you take with your phone. It was, as Antony Bruno said, “Not a music discovery feature, it’s a music [...]

93 ’til Infinity… Still

I have a lot of memories around Souls Of Mischief’s 93 ’til Infinity… I remember Chris Smith telling me definitively this is an important album. Which is why I bought it. I remember a road trip — 5 states in less than 3 days — with Mark Thompson where Mark had a rule: we could [...]

“Rock n Roll Doctor, can I make a music recommendation for you?” Music Hack Day Fun

I’ve been answering my phone, “Rock n Roll Doctor, can I make a music recommendation for you?” all day, asking people what they’ve been listening to lately and attempting to steer them to something they may like but haven’t heard before. Why? This weekend was Music Hack Day in SF. I participated along with Team [...]