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Discover music more easily and legally on YouTube.

If you want easier ways to discover music on YouTube, just start here. www.youtube.com/music. The revamped music page – part of a redesign showcases the most viewed music videos, special promotions, curated playlists, unsigned talent and gives you the ability to create on-the-fly mixes. For example, in the mood for electronic beats? Just scroll down to that genre and click “play” for an instant playlist.

Hip Hop, Beatbox, Loop Station & Keyboard Improvisation

Not the first time I’ve posted a Hip Hop video here, admittedly it’s rare but I cant resist a nice bit of improvised Beatboxing, keyboards & vocals. I just dropped in and caught the end of the session and it was just too good not to record and share. Enjoy. MixTape Improv Beatbox Keyboard & Loop Pedal from LATTY on Vimeo.

8 people, 5 instruments from 4 Continents, Jam Session 2.0

I’m not the biggest big fan of Hip Hop, it kinda died for me in the early nineties, but saying that this is probably one of the best Jam Sessions i’ve seen. Check it out. by Cain Mosni

Are Illegal Downloads 150x More Profitable Than Legal Sales?

Unlike most people might think, piracy is not necessarily a bad thing for copyright holders. In fact, German pirate-tracking outfit DigiRights Solutions shows that copyright holders can earn 150 times more money from illicit downloads than from iTunes and other legal stores.

TorrentFreak has reported before how pirates have been turned into cash cows by the copyright mafia. However, reliable statistics on how much money the entertainment industry and anti-piracy outfits make from illicit downloads have not yet been disclosed, until now.

ABLETON ANNOUNCES LIVE 8, SUITE 8 AND NEW INITIATIVES

My music composition software of choice is [[Ableton Live]] and soon to come [[Ableton Live 8]], very excited. Here’s a snippet of the press release from their website. To read the whole thing click here Software ships second Quarter 2009 Berlin, Germany (January 15, 2009) – Ableton is excited to announce the agenda for 2009: Ableton Live 8, Ableton Suite 8, new instruments and three completely new product initiatives. Live 8 and Suite 8 enhance the Ableton vision of creative, real-time digital music with a wealth of new techniques, effects and most-wanted workflow improvements. These include a new groove engine, revamped warping techniques, live

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