Friday, May 14, 2010

NPR on the Lala Shutdown

As many of you might know, the music streaming site Lala is shutting down at the end of the month. NPR did a piece on the effects that this will have on other music websites, and one of the people they interviewed was LPR's Justin Kantor.

"Because of the wide variety of music we have, it's really important that our website can clearly define each artist and what they're about," says Justin Kantor, one of the venue's founders. "Lala was a really great, easy way for us to be able to do that."

Le Poisson Rouge has play buttons in its online calendar listings, so people can listen ahead of time and see if they want to buy a ticket. Videos from YouTube and Vimeo will have to suffice until the venue sorts out other options — or if the industry does it for them.

Read the rest here.

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