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Archive for September 6th, 2002

Friday, 6 September 2002

Here’s one for ‘The End of Free’ folks

Pollstar is going to start charging for its services. If Pollstar is unfamiliar to you, it’s a music site that provides industry news, but its name-brand feature is the notification system for artists and venues (you can just sign up to get an e-mail whenever your favorite artists or venues add new tour dates). It’s one of the most useful tools on the Web today, and it was all free. But soon they’re going to create a paid subscription level, and free accounts will have a 5 artist/venue limit on notifications. Well actually, that’s not too bad — at least they’re not nixing the whole free concept, and you can still look up (manually) the tour dates and concerts on the site at no charge. But being the music addict that I am, there are 30 people/places on my "notify" list, so I’ll need to figure out which 25 will be removed (you can bet that Richard Buckner or McCabe’s will not be one of them!).

Posted at 3:36 pm | Filed under Music |