Thursday, May 31, 2012 by Tim Webb
I don't like to report on rumors, but it's a very slow day. I've also recently been brushing up on Libel & Slander laws in Illinois, so I'd like to explore those!
Two of the biggest iOS music sites have been iDesignSound and Palm Sounds, but are they really run by the same person? It was on January 2nd, 2012 that Ashley Elsdon announced Palm Sounds would shut down, but it has returned in a series of posts exploring contemporary mobile music making. On the same exact day "Alex" has stopped updating iDesignSound. Coincidence or cover-up?
What do we really know about the "alleged" men behind these sites? They both claim to be living in the UK, but where were they born? Neither have released their birth certificate, even after all of these years!
Let's look at the facts:
• iDesignSound's last post was the Arctic Keys update on May 25th.
• Palm Sounds celebrates its 6th Birthday with a post also on May 25th.
The only known
picture of Ashley
What is he hiding?
No Photo Available
Immediatly following the events of May 25th, iDesignSound stops regular updates, while Palm Sounds has seen a new post everyday!
• May 26th - Hold on, have we just replicated the desktop on mobile devices?
• May 27th - The journey from music consumption, to creation (and beyond)
• May 28th - Platforms, Subscriptions, Models
• May 29th - Mobile Music, Community and Social Media
Trust no one! Not even me! Everyone involved in iOS music making has been touched by these sites. Palm Sounds was the first site to regularly feature my Everyone Can Play Music videos. If something were to happen to "Alex", and iDesignSound was finished, discchord would become the leading iOS Music App site.
I contacted Ashley to get to the bottom of this! He adamantly denies everything, almost as if he had something to hide!
I do know Alex and we both live in the UK, but we're not the same person.
- Ashley via Twitter
I hope it is painfully obvious that this post is a joke. I just wanted to link over to Ashley's new stuff and couldn't think of a good way to frame it. His posting of my videos on his site was how I got started, so finally I can post something of his on mine! I also hope Alex is okay! The Internet would be a poorer place without iDesignSound.