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The 64-bit iTunes vs. Last.FM Scrobbler problem has finally been solved!

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Last.FM Forum ComplaintsIf you don’t use the music website Last.FM (old blog post in German), you don’t need to read any further. The current good news only apply to those who use the Last.FM Scrobbler with iTunes for Windows. Since Apple updated the music player of our choice to a version that is fully 64-bit (12.1.0.71, Windows 7), the Scrobbler did not detect songs that were played by iTunes anymore. Last.FM members have been complaining about it in the website’s forum since January 30, 2015.

When I just opened the Last.FM Scrobbler to check my Spotify scrobbles I finally received the notice for an update that had been promised by Last.FM for a weeks. I installed the update, and this did solve the problem. My 64-bit iTunes (12.1.2.27, Windows 7) scrobbles its plays again (including songs played on my iPod). For whatever reason, Last.FM did not consider it necessary (yet) to announce this major ‘bug fix’ in its Twitter feed. Den Rest des Beitrags lesen »

Written by Peter Jebsen

22. April 2015 at 1:48

What The Music Industry Can Learn From The Beer Industry

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Von Freude @INTERNORGA: Stoppt Massenbierhaltung! (Photo: Peter Jebsen - all rights reserved)

Von Freude @INTERNORGA: Stoppt Massenbierhaltung! (Photo: Peter Jebsen – all rights reserved)

Interesting food (drink) for thought:

  • The dynamics of the beer industry bear remarkable similarity to the recorded music business and there are some lessons that can be learned.
  • Craft beer is like the music industry’s indie sector and vinyl sales rolled into one.
  • The beer aficionado and the music aficionado are more important to their respective industries now than they have ever been and this will only increase.

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Over the next few weeks I will be writing a series of posts that illustrate what lessons the music business can heed from other industries. This is the first of these posts. Beer sales have been in steady decline for many years with the big brewers coming to terms with changing consumption habits of consumers and the impact of disruptive new models. Sound familiar? The dynamics of the beer industry bear remarkable similarity to the recorded music business and there are some lessons that can be learned. Beer sales have been declining since 2008 with the core baby boomer consumer base changing consumption habits and drinking more hard liquor and wine. In the UK the amount of beer drunk has fallen by 20% over the last 10 years while US beer sales have been falling since 2008. The number of new breweries went into decline and after years of acquisitions…

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Written by Peter Jebsen

21. März 2015 at 1:38

Crowdfunkin': Best of Current Funk (Spotify Playlist)

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“Uptown Funk” by Mark Ronson (feat. Bruno Mars) is one of the best current funk releases I have heard in a long time:

After mentioning this on Facebook, my funky friends recommended many other great acts to me. I threw in some additional favorites of mine and started a Spotify playlist. Put it into shuffle mode … and enjoy!

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Written by Peter Jebsen

22. November 2014 at 18:58

Veröffentlicht in English, Funk, Musik, Musiktipps

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Schnapszahl vs. Repdigit – 111,111 Plays on Last.FM

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I can’t help myself, but I prefer the German term “Schnapszahl” (schnapps digit) to the mathematical “repdigit”. The latter would make more sense in my case if it were spelled “rapdigit”, because quite a few of the 111,111 plays I just hit at Last.FM have been rap and hip-hop songs.
111,111 Plays at Last.FM
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Written by Peter Jebsen

27. September 2010 at 0:38

Hey, Süddeutsche: Nichts dazugelernt?

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Vor geraumer Zeit ließ ich mich eher kritisch über die Suchfunktion der Website einer der überregionalen Tageszeitungen meines Vertrauens aus: “Sueddeutsche.de: Das mit der Suche üben wir noch mal!”

Das war im Januar 2009. Seitdem gab es leider keine nachvollziehbare Weiterentwicklung.
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Written by Peter Jebsen

28. Juli 2009 at 10:05

The Funky Farmer: George Clinton Home Story (1986)

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This is the English translation of a George Clinton home story which I did in 1986 when I was working as a music journalist (original German version):

One morning at 5 a.m. on the funky farm: sputter – sputter – zang – boom – crash. Strange sounds are emanating from the hall. A few minutes later George Clinton stands in the living room: “Damn, not even 4000 points! When I’m that bad, I know that it’s time to quit. Good night!” A last disappointed look at the Galaxian video game, and Clinton disappears into the bedroom. In the neighborhood the first cocks are crowing.
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Written by Peter Jebsen

27. Mai 2009 at 21:07

Vom Hundertsten ins Tausendste (Annäherung an James Hunter)

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Dies ist wahrscheinlich einer der langwierigsten, am ziellosesten formulierten Musiktipps aller Zeiten. Daher nehme ich das Fazit des folgenden Gelabers voraus: Wer auf 60er-Jahre-Soul mit saftigen Bläsern, knackigen Gitarren und unter die Haut gehendem Gesang steht, muss sich James Hunter anhören. Unbedingt! Und zwar zum Beispiel bei emusic (hier und hier).

So, und jetzt kommen wir zu dem, was Musik-Fans als „Extended Version“ kennen. In diesem Fall wird sie strafverschärfend und leseunfreundlich mit Web-1.0- und Web-2.0-Links zugepflastert sein.
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Written by Peter Jebsen

11. November 2008 at 0:30

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