In 2011, two weeks after Apple released the iPad 2, pop punk band The Ultramods released the first album recorded entirely using GarageBand on the device. This is band member Bunny Ultramod's manifesto on making music that is fast, cheap, and out of control in this new digital future. More
Included are the following essays:
Post-Scarcity Superstar: Creating music in a world where there is an infinite amount of free music.
Fast, Cheap and Out of Control: How to make your own goddamn music and why nobody can stop you
Two Weeks to An Album: How we did it, how you can do it too, why people will hate you for it, and why you should do it anyway
Be Terrible: Sometimes the best thing you can do is be the worst you can be
The iPad: The Ultimate Decadent Instrument: The dubious pleasures of making music on a device that is so unforgivably artificial
On Being a Superstar: Notes, and warnings, on the nature of fame, and how to enjoy it if it happens to you