Posted by on Jul 7, 2011 in LISTS | 0 comments


So I think my SoundCloud experiment has failed. I wanted to share my playlists with you in a podcast-type format, so that you could listen to my fave songs for the month. But suddenly there’s a copyright issue when you bring in the heavy hitters of the moment like Nicki Minaj, The Black Eyed Peas, and Lady Gaga. I have to say I’m a bit perplexed. I know radio stations have to pay licensing fees, but I thought podcasting was the digital age’s answer to mixed tapes; a free-loving way to share and enjoy music. Apparently not. I respect copyright, but i think it’s lame that SoundCloud picks and chooses when to slap someone’s wrist. Apparently they don’t care as much about the Beastie Boys as they do the Black Eyed Peas… With the heavy hitters making as much money as they’ve already made, they should look at this type of stuff as another little bit of good publicity. Afterall, isn’t this how they got to be heavy hitters, people loving their music so much, they just had to share it with all their friends?

Anyway, I digress, here is what I was listening to in June:

1. Moment 4 Life by Nicki Minaj and Drake

2. Just Can’t Get Enough by the Black Eyed Peas

3. Heavy Metal Lover by Lady Gaga

4. Silver Screen Shower Scene by Felix Da Housecat

5. Euro Trash Girl by Chicks on Speed

6. You, My Baby, and I by Alex Gopher

7. When I’m Small by Phantogram

8. Wildfire by SBRTRKT

9. Summertime Rolls by Jane’s Addiction