Grooveshark.com – for all of your music needs

I just came across this great site, grooveshark.com. It seems too good to be true. A lot of these free streaming music sites, allow you to stream a song once and then you have to pay 9.95 a month. (Although imeem.com is free through and through) But this site seems legit, as you only have to deal with ads that run on the side. I’m actually going to use it to upload my own music, just to venture away from myspace for a change, change up the clientele so to say.

But this kind of site really makes me wonder about copyright and how these artists are actually getting paid? At 3 dollars a month to get rid of the ads and just what the ads pay in general, I suppose a certain percentage is paid to the bands record label each time a song gets a hit? I’m not that well versed in copyright, but this makes sense, especially as these sites pop up more frequently and the paradigm of terrestial radio gradually fades away.

So it comes down to you getting a phone with the net and then you’re all set, as your able to create playlists on the fly. Seems too easy, cheap, but it’s the state of music. I guess as I’m a child of the 80s when you had to pay for tapes/Cds with your allowance, menial jobs, it seems odd. Then you have kids born after ’98 let’s say who to them this is just expected, the media norm. I think a book needs to be written on comparing the varying modes of music consumption from decade to decade…well this is kind of what Chuck Klosterman does, in a broad sense? But it would be more of a psychological approach, maybe too dry?

But from what I’ve read it seems free with unlimited streaming. Check it out either wey.

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Megadeth frontman, soon to opine over the air

I talked to the Clear Channel people again last week and we are ready to go. We are going to do the first show from the Clear Channel station in San Diego, and I will hopefully be able to do an interview for the local San Diego Clear Channel Rock Channel. After that, I will determine what I need to make my studio ready to do the show.


I am going to play music I like, music that influenced me, and “zingers” – which are songs that you would never know that I liked (like The Beatles, or stuff like the Dead Kennedy’s).

I am going to collect all of your suggestions for some bands and songs, and we are going to start the show before I leave for New Zealand.

I am also going to interview people from the bands that I meet or am on tour with, and I will try to do things like interview other celebs from other walks of life that like metal.

I also will have a small part of the show feature a close friend and great radio personality from over the pond that came here and was rocking until his station got changed to a talk radio show or some crap like that and he ended up going back over seas. We talked about him sending a UK/Euro show over each week, or so, and we are good to go. It will take time, but we are getting ready to start.

I still have to come up with a name for the show, and I still haven’t chosen a name for my autobiography. Any ideas?

Lastly, just because I want 100,000 listeners, doesn’t mean that is a reality in the beginning. I will have the best show in metal, because I am going to listen to you.

On a personal note, I had a good day today, went to service, then to the beach, then did a 1 1/2 hour Yoga X program. I am getting ready for bed now, and will do some reading before I go to bed, and get ready for a busy week of trying to take care of all the things I need to tackle before we leave for down under.

More to come this week.

(Dave Mustaine)

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This should be good…I’ve always been interested in Mustaine’s take on metal or music in general. He’s controversial at times, just to be controversial, but overall he has a unique take on most things.