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How JamLegend could rock the world of music gaming.

jamlegendFirst there were Guitar Hero and Rock Band, two music games for almost every game console available. It was mostly a matter of time before these kind of games would make their way to the PC and Mac. It’s here now, but in an almost geeky way: with the use of a keyboard.

The game is called JamLegend and the best part is: it’s free to play and open for musicians. With the philosophies of both Jeff Jarvis in mind, this sounds like the music platform of the future. He believes that companies should make a platform for their users and then just back off. Make it work and let them have it, he says. By giving more power to the people, you’ll get more and more trust from the people. That sounds interesting, but in what way can bands and JamLegend benefit from the developed platform and what extensions can be made? Continue reading


Smashing Pumpkins to release new music for free

Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan has stated on the band’s website they’ll be releasing new music soon. Not a few songs, but 11 EP’s of 4 songs each, making a total of 44 new songs. This truckload of new material will be given away for free by the band one song at a time. The title of the work will be Teargarden by Kaleidyscope.

The story of the album is based on ‘The Fool’s Journey’, as signified in the progress of the Tarot. It is my intention to approach this by breaking down the journey of our life here into four phases as made by these different characters; the Child, the Fool, the Skeptic, and the Mystic.

The music of ‘Teargarden by Kaleidyscope‘ harkens back to the original psychedelic roots of The Smashing Pumpkins: atmospheric, melodic, heavy, and pretty.

Myself I am not a huge Smashing Pumpkins fan. But I like the road their taking in terms of releasing music. In the spirit of, amongst others, Nine Inch Nails and Radiohead they’re trying to find new ways to put their music out there.

Via Smashing Pumpkins