FreePlayVL 2010 in review

freeplayvl blogometer 2010

Blog-Health-o-Meter™ for FreePlayVL Online Music Journal.


. FreePlayVL was viewed 2,400 times in 2010, for an average of 200 views per month.
. There were 16 new posts and 27 new pictures, for an average of 1 post and 2 pictures per month. Read the rest of this entry »


If you can’t beat ‘em, join ‘em – Myspace snuggles up with Facebook

myspace facebook mashup image

Will this new connection be a Myspace saver?

Interesting announcement from MySpace: “The new Myspace and Facebook are friends.” The premise is that you link your two accounts and Myspace will display your likes on Facebook into “real content” on Myspace.

It’s true Myspace still has the edge for musicians and presentation of audio content. But it’s been losing ground to Facebook. Will this new connection, promoted as a musical mash up, be a Myspace saver? Are the execs at Myspace banding together with the execs at Facebook in the face (get it?) of Google shutting off data feeds to Facebook? Read the rest of this entry »

Is One Life Enough


I have some cool new music to listen to while I keep busy.

I’m helping judge entries for the Dublin Virtually Live song contest.  It’s a pretty cool idea, and I am impressed with the happenings and offerings in Dublin Virtually Live.  The contest title has me thinking though.   “Is One Life Enough?”

This time of year–for me–the answer is NO!  It always seems to me after Halloween, we begin the slide into the holidays.  The year seems to move faster and faster as we move to the “finish line”, and I try to cram everything in.

Wouldn’t it be nice if we could just spread some of this great holiday cheer throughout the year?  I simply don’t have as many invites to be with family and friends the rest of the year.  Instead we try to cram it all into a brief five weeks or so.  The good news is we take time to make it happen at least once a year, but the bad news is this special blessing creates stress. Read the rest of this entry »

Editorial: The death of MySpace?

myspace rip The answer is clear: use more than one.

MySpace is in imminent demise, according to Webware CNET News (News Corp. to MySpace: Time is running out).

For years, MySpace has been the de facto, free, online, playable-music-files web service of choice for musicians to share their work with fans. Even artists with their own personal and professional websites maintained a MySpace page to direct listeners to their links. But since its acquisition in 2005 by News Corp., MySpace, even with 100 million worldwide users, has lost ground to Facebook (five times as many users) and Twitter (twice as many).

So what’s an artist to do? Read the rest of this entry »