Monday, February 6, 2012

Super Distortion have recently had some plays on the fab radio show, Round At Milligan's.

The show will surprise you. It's got all the witty banter, jingles and quick little features of a big mainstream radio show... but it's much better because it's not mainstream. You can find it on Monday, on Scrub Radio. Shows are archived here.
Utopia International is all finished and I've been making up some promos to send off to radio DJs. While I was making them I thought I'd do a quick review/demo of my Primera Signature Z1 printer. It's great for promos.


Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Not much Pointy Bird news lately? I'm working on a new Super Distortion album. It's at the mixing down and mastering stage at the moment. Mainly new tunes and a few revitalised never-properly-released old tunes from my Macro Zoom and Square Windows days.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Good news on the id3 tag front. I got in touch with CD Baby about this and it looks like they have sorted it out....

Hey Peter,

Thanks for writing!

We recently updated our system to deliver out singles/individual tracks with the artwork embedded, so any submisisons from here on out should be good to go! If you're still having issues with any of your albums/singles that are not including the artwork with the download, let me know and I'll get it taken care of for you right away.

Let me know if you have any other questions.


CD Baby Team

I don't think other digital distribution companies should underestimate the value of this to their customers. I will curb my enthusiasm very slightly as the proof will be in the pudding. Fingers crossed.

Monday, September 26, 2011

I've been looking at meta-tagging again recently. Specifically album art being embedded in mp3 files. Why is the whole thing so complicated? There are a number of databases that provide mp3 players with album art. Most known Rovi and AMG. These systems seem to favour well-known artists on major and larger indie labels so that little known artists don't get to have their artwork show up in the media player. This can be rectified by the user but ....pwfff!
There is a function to embed artwork into the mp3 file so that it doesn't even require an Internet connection so why don't the digital music aggregaters like CD Baby etc do that before they are sent off. I would be happy to do the work myself if it was an option. It could all be so simple. I think Bandcamp set your files up nicely but then they don't distribute to i-tunes etc. I'll let you know if I come up with anything new on this.