File Sharing Not Reducing CD Sales?

Summarized here, the study concludes that file sharing has a negligible negative impact on big selling CDs, and may even spur more sales. It does have a small negative impact on niche market CDs however. Keep in mind that other studies have drawn different conclusions and that more studies are probably needed. One must wonder that if the niche market CDs were more widely available or cheaper if they would sell better.

One Final Note Reviews

One Final Note has posted a set a reviews for recent jazz related releases:

29 March 2004
Gratkowski/Van Hove/Oxley GRATHOVOX (Nuscope)
by Scott Hreha

26 March 2004
William Gagliardi Nhlahla (CIMP)
by Jay Collins

25 March 2004
Lotz Of Music Pum’kin Diaries (Random Chance)
by Mwanji Ezana

24 March 2004
George Schuller Round’Bout Now (Playscape)
by John Chacona

23 March 2004
Mitchell/Buckner/Oshita Space : New Music For Woodwinds And Voice + An Interesting Breakfast Conversation (mutable)
by Walter Horn

22 March 2004
Tisziji Muñoz Divine Radiance (Dreyfus)
by Jay Collins

19 March 2004
Vijay Iyer Blood Sutra (Artists House)
by Michael Rosenstein

18 March 2004
Ernie Krivda Quintet Plays Ernie Krivda (CIMP)
by David Dupont

17 March 2004
Eric Dolphy Softly, As In A Morning Sunrise (Random Chance)
by James Beaudreau

New Oliver Lake Release

Oliver Lake has released a new CD from his Steel Quartet called ‘Dat Love’.

This is definitely the best recorded cd of the Oliver Lake Steel Quartet featuring, Oliver Lake – Alto & Soprano Sax Lynden Achee- Steel Pan Reggie Washington – eBass Damon Duewhite- Drums. “Imagine hearing the bagpipes and not thinking Scotland or hearing the sitar and not thinking India. The Oliver Lake Steel Quartet does something like that for the steel drums. Operating on a single large steel pan, Lyndon Achee stirs the traditionally tropical instrument into a kind of jazz frenzy. Coupled with sax man Oliver Lake’s reed work, the band smokes.”

New on Leo

Leo Records has announced the release of a few new albums:

Christy Doran, John Wolf Brennan, Patrick Heral – Triangulation
Peter A. Schmid, Vinny Golia – Birdology
Dietrich Eichmann, Jeff Arnal – Temperature Dropped Again
Who Trio ( Michel Wintsch, Gerry Hemingway, Banz Oester ) – The Current Underneath

New on MIO

MIO has announced the following new releases:

A chemist by training, Philippe Besombes was engaged in the French avant-garde music scene from the early 1970s. Abandoning his doctoral degree for his pioneering work with new electronics in a variety of musical contexts, he supported himself through the seventies creating and composing the sounds for theater and ballet…

FLAMEN DIALIS: Symptome-Dei [MIO-014]
…Elements of this recording call to mind Franco Battiato¹s Fetus and Pollution and the vocal exercises share similarities with the French group Magma, although Flamen Dialis are certainly unique for their impressionist cosmic music and a powerful dramatic intensity.

Shmulic Krause: A Criminal Record [MIO-007]
A slab of rock/psych/garage/improvisation, a lost MONSTER from 1970. A well-known singer in Israel, Kraus resided for several years in an asylum…