New release from Pluto: IFP’s latest downloadable

Awaiting their window through the Van Allen Belts; Indian From Pluto is busy on the sound deck programming the central computer to release more downloadables for the folks back home. Engineering reports that HD audio and dekstop imaging is coming online in the following weeks, and you know what that means: Music and Graphics in one great downloadable.

Response to Five Lessons the Faltering Music Industry Could Learn From TV

“As record labels repeat tired formulas and watch their business model collapse, they should turn on the television to see how another outmoded industry came back from the brink. Of all the lies told to musicians, here’s the biggest lie of them all: you have to give your talent away for free.” by Ted Gioa @ The Daily Beast

The music industry is collapsing around us, and for the most part musicians would say good riddance. All artifacts of the industrial age are gradually being replaced by their information counterparts. Now we live in the music information age. Music is everywhere, and yet musicians struggle to make time in their busy work weeks to actually play music.

Portal Research is ever engaged in exploring new portals to music. At you can see one of our most recent efforts. For the third year in a row, we live webcast the music festival directly through the website. We have also posted all of the sets on YouTube

This work is free to watch and to share to build awareness about music and art and great shows. Help us reboot the music!

We are interested in knowing what subscription or download based delivery systems our listeners are interested in. Please comment on this post and let us know what you are digging on. Pandora? Spotify? Juno Download? Itunes? Where’s the heat at? Whether you are into Internet Radio, or you mourn the loss of MOG, we want to hear from you. How about the good old terrestrial radio? Any feelings on low power FM movements like Sacramento California’s Access Sacramento launching KUBU?

March 2nd, 2013 – Portal Research Party

Portal Research publishing, Lagunita’s Brewing Company and BMCYF proudly presents the first 211 Studio’s Live Webcast and Party. This event will benefit the Blue Mountain Coalition for Youth and Families.

Who: Live music by In the No, Element Brass Band, Brokin Jug Band

What: Live webcast event you can watch here online for FREE during the event. The party is invite only, email to get on our guest list.

When: 6-9pm PST Saturday March 2nd, 2013

Where: 211 Studio’s at 211 Lathrop Way, Sacramento, CA 95815