Friday, November 04, 2005

The first time - It's sheer panic

We interviewed first-time DJ Squitchy when he showed up to play at a Playlist Club. This 6.3MB movie captures the panic and fear that went through hos mind - and the clip should download into iTunes and the new video iPod!

Friday, October 14, 2005

Numark iDJ reviewed (at last)

Playlist Club house DJ has spent four days working with Numark's must-have new mixing desk for iPod DJ's, the iDJ. Come and read the exclusive and extensive review here.
(Sorry this went up later than we expected).

Thursday, October 13, 2005

How to make your Euro-iPods louder

In Europe Apple's iPods have had their volumes capped, but this software gets rid of the nanny state's attempt to portect your ears - and lets you use your ears they way you want to, listening to loud music.
Thanks to GadgetSpy for the link.

Wednesday, October 12, 2005

Just one more thing...

The digital paradigm is complete. Apple tonight squared the circle. From an iMac for the front room, with remote control, to the iPod video, we are entering an age of opportunity, though the music business model needs to catch-up, it's an age of ostensibly random social networks. Just connect...

Monday, October 10, 2005

Playlist Club reviews Numark iPod DJ mixer

We have exclusively got hold of the Numark iDJ iPod dj mixer, and will be posting a full review for digital DJs on the Playlist Club website within days (sorry). Early evidence points to a robust product suitable for a live environment, though the knobs are a little flimsy. It delivers excellent sound quality, its gain, volume, bass and treble controls are immaculate - the device delivers the sound you need. It also has a built-in capacity to cue tracks, which makes for a much better live mixing experience. While a few features seem absent, overall we are very excited by the product. Playlist club's house DJ Lisa Rocket (the world's first professional female iPod DJ) is creating some wicked mixes right now. We'll keep you posted. The next UK Playlist takes place October 13, with the next US event scheduled for November 7. Check back soon for more.

Friday, October 07, 2005

I just received this email, which basically says that Apple will sell 8 million iPods in the just-gone quarter. Most analysts assume 10 million over Christmas. People - you have the technology, now us it, bring your music and your minds to the Playlist Club.

Shaw Wu, American Technology Research talks iPod nano: "In our checks with industry and channel sources, we believe distribution and retail have sourced and will continue to source significant channel fill of iPod nano in anticipation of strong holiday sales. While we are seeing this worldwide, it appears to be more pronounced in Japan and Europe where design and small form factors are more valued than capacity. In addition, it appears that white 4 GB iPod nano models have caught on partially due to customers realizing that scratches on the white models are less visible. As a result, we are raising our estimates. For the September quarter, we estimate about 1mm more iPod sell-in than we originally forecasted. We are now modeling 8 mm iPods, $3.9 billion in revenue, and $0.43 in EPS (versus our prior view of 7.1 mm iPods, $3.7 billion, and $0.39). For FY05, our new estimates are $14.2 billion and $1.51 (up from $14 billion and $1.46) and for FY06, $18.4 billion and $1.88 (up from $17.2 billion and $1.70). We are also raising our price target to $48 from $45. We reach $48 by applying a 20x multiple on our CY06 EPS of $1.93 and adding $9 in net cash."

Oh - and whether you are a file-sharer or a music business executive - don't steal music - we need the musicians. File sharers don't pay, execs try not to pay. Music is evolving and art is a state of mind.


Thursday, September 29, 2005

Playlist Southampton tonight - Sept 29

Q Magazine in its new Guide For Downloading (p.134) talks about Playlist Club, and says: "The MP3 has become a tool for social interaction, the natural extension of this is Playlist". Come and join the Playlist Comunity tonight (September 29, in Southampton UK) and on Monday (October 3, in Philadelphia USA). Read the regular monthly Philadelphia Weekly Playlist column!