Category: Music

Taylor Swift and Big Machine Records

This Twitter thread is an excellent summary of Taylor Swift’s history with Big Machine Records, the sale to Scooter Braun (against her wishes), and how much power she has to block sales or usage of the original songs.

If you haven’t been following along lately, she just released a remastered version of her 2008 album, Fearless. This time she owns the masters.

Radio Milwaukee AppleScript

I’ve been listening to Radio Milwaukee a lot lately. They play it at a lot of my favorite coffee shops in Milwaukee that I haven’t been able to visit for a while.

I like to listen to music in the Music app (previously iTunes) because I have AirPlay speakers in my office and around the house. This script opens the Radio Milwaukee stream and hides the Music app.

tell application "Music" open location "https://wyms.streamguys1.com/live?platform=88nine" play set visible of every window to false end tell
Code language: AppleScript (applescript)

Restless Dream

One of my New Years resolutions was to play more music. I decided it might also be fun to share some of it. I actually learned this song a couple years ago, but it’s one of my favorites. Naturally, a Jack’s Mannequin song — Restless Dream.