Year half over.
The tables turn yet again.
Seems to be a common thing lately.
First there was Apple releasing software for Video Professionals.
Then there was Amazon deciding to drop California due to a new law in the state.
Now there’s companies looking to capitalize on these changes. Smart on them. Avid and Adobe are both offering big discounts on their software to disgruntled Final Cut Pro users. While there was a time when I dabbled in editing with Final Cut, I’m no longer interested in it. However if the direction of Final Cut X is any indication I’m a little concerned as to what will happen with Logic – the audio program I use. Apple seems to have cut off it’s nose to spite it’s face with Final Cut Pro X. There’s been a plethora of bad reviews about it. Good on Avid and Adobe. I’m sure they’ll get some switchers out of it.
With Amazon, I’ve already been contacted by a company looking to capitalize on all the Amazon Associates that were just dropped in California, i.e. all of us. Buy.com is looking to attract all the Californians that were dumped to start using their linking system to get revenue. Again, smart. Especially since Amazon probably dropped a large percentage of it’s base yesterday. If I’m not mistaken I recently heard that California represents 1/5 of the US economy or something. If it were it’s own country it would be about 8th in the world. That’s a pretty big chunk of money flow to dump.
Buy.com unfortunately scarred me for life a few years ago. So despite their offer I won’t be offering links to music from Single of the Day. As one of the pioneers of digital distribution they were selling unauthorized copies of my music when deals at that time had to be exclusive. Major boo boo in my book. Do I ever see sales from Buy.com now – no. I’m not sure if anyone actually uses them to purchase music.
Enough about that.
Turn Around is the song of choice today. Track by Collective Soul. A band that I never really thought of as being a favorite, yet so many times I find one of their songs and it’s super snappy. I’ve had the fortune of seeing them perform live and meeting them backstage. Pleasant blokes. Amazing live. Not so much for the entertainment but for the sheer musicality they have.
If you get a chance to see them play, I recommend it.