Richard Urwin, Psonar’s CTO, is a regular at Glastonbury each year – whether it’s the music, the company, the lack of sleep or the Brothers Pear Cider, only Rich can say (and he’s promised to do so in his festival posts on the Psonar Blog).
Brothers Pear Cider
As we start to tell the world about the Psonar revolution – a service that lets people organise and live with their music as they want – Rich is our ambassador on the front line of the world’s greatest music festival. May he be spared the legendary Glastonbury mud and may his sleepless nights and surfit of music and pear cider refresh him for the final development effort as we get ready for launch in August.
If you think a service that lets you move your music to and from any device you own and also keeps a copy of your entire collection in the Psonar Cloud would be worth investigating please click here (you’ll be entered into our no-obligation draw to win an iPod Touch).
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Digital Britain Report
The UK Government published its Digital Britain report this week. Much anticipated, after months of consultation, it attempts to address key issues including the “digital divide” and illegal file sharing.
There’s no doubt that illegal file sharing is a significant problem that denies artists, publishers and labels payment for their creative and promotional efforts. It’s a relief for all music lovers, however, that the goverment isn’t looking to criminalise them in the way that US legislators seem to have been trying to do since the Digital Millenium Copyright Act. That said, I don’t share the Pirate Bay team’s view that everyone has an unlimited right to share. As we say in our Psonar Copyright Notice:
“Music is the work of other people – whose rights are protected in law. Some people may choose to share their creative work with other people without charging for it – see www.creativecommons.org, but others – for many of whom creating music is their livelihood – want to be paid for the enjoyment that they provide.”
We believe that Psonar reinforces the messages of Digital Britain – that the creative industries deserve a proper commercial return for the work they create but not in a way that criminalises fans. We want all our users to share each other’s passion for music, by listening to samples from each others’ collections, and then have the opportunity to buy the music that they want to own.
How do you launch a new service? Especially one that will be a revolution in that way that people live with music.
We’ve decided to start telling people about Psonar now, because it’s the festival time of year and music is in the air.
Psonar lets you put your music where you want – on any music player, phone or other device you own – all through a simple, intuitve web interface that’s accessible from PCs or phones. It’s free and stores your music on our intenet servers – in the Psonar Cloud. You’ll know your music is safe and accesssible anytime and from anywhere when you’re using Psonar.
While managing your music and putting it where you want is very useful – it could quickly become boring! So we’d like you to invite friends to join you in Psonar. Besides seeing all the music that everyone’s uploaded – no exceptions (anonimously if you want) – and being able to listen to 30 seconds of any track that’s in the Cloud, you can create playlists to share with your friends or show off your taste and sophistication (if that’s what floats your boat!)
We’re counting down the days to launch in August – pre-register now and we’ll send you an email when Psonar is ready to revolutionise the way you live with your music!
Talk to Us
We’re alway looking for great ideas to make Psonar better – and we’ve got a few ourselves (how about being able to sell music through Psonar that you’ve written or perfomed?) Do drop me a line (martin at psonar.com, martinprigby on skype or text me on +447889 412761).