Today’s Tabs include a new way to access music on your cell phone, another major political ruling, and advice from a recently fallen legend.
- We are saddened by the recent passing of musical legend Captain Beefheart. His creativity and innovation has been and will continue to be a great inspiration for many musicians. To celebrate Beefheart’s legacy, we share his ten commandments of guitar playing.
- Cricket Wireless is unveiling an unlimited music downloading service. Muve Music, featuring songs from the four major labels, will be included in their unlimited calling and data plan, which will cost $55 per month. It will be interesting to see how all of the royalty and licensing payments will work out, as well as how other wireless carriers will respond.
- Fans of your music are constantly on the go, often connecting to news and music through mobile devices. As an independent musician, it’s important to know how your fans tick and to stay connected with them. Music Think Tank has published a piece on why having an app is important and how to make it work for you.
- With all the news recently of laws and policies, including the Don’t Ask Don’t Tell repeal and the Local Community Radio Act, the FCC will make another impact with their ruling today on net neutrality. Projections suggest that the board will vote to support the policy, allowing all sites and services to be accessed equally.