A few thoughts leading into the weekend…
IODA Promonet has recently been shut down and replaced by a different service. For the last several years, we had been getting the material for many of our podcasts from this site. Not only will there be no new podcasts from IODA, but all of the old ones no longer work. Thus, if you look back through older posts, those podcasts will no longer be available. If you know of a site that provides easy and free access to promo material for podcasts, drop me a line.
In more sad news, Google recently announced that it will shut down Google Reader in July. AMN makes heavy use of Google Reader, as I have subscribed to hundreds of sites, and cull the most relevant info from those sites for posting here. While there may be several new services that effectively take the place of Google Reader, it will be inconvenient to make a change, since Reader works so well. In the mean time, if you’re so willing, please sign an online petition to keep Google Reader up and running. There are several, and I have signed this one.
Reviews have become one of the most popular features of AMN. Our writers get their work read by several hundred, or more, avid fans of avant music. Also, musicians and labels are continuously sending us material for review. The demand is so high that we cannot possibly review everything we get, or even come close. However, adding more reviewers is always an option. If you’d like to join the ranks of AMN reviewers, email me (firstname.lastname@example.org) with (1) a writing sample, (2) an idea of the type of music you’d like to review, and (3) approximately how many reviews per month you think you’ll be able to write.
AMN turns 10 years old on April 29th. More on that later.