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Really looking forward to this record!
As a performing artist are venues including house concerts exempt from paying royalties if I only use non copyrighted and unlicensed songs?
I never receive royalties from BMI ... Why should I do any action to help them?
So discouraging that this new, creative, hipster version of corporate domination and greed looks just like every other dickish and dictatorial corporate manifestation of power-hungry facelessness. Behind that colorful and friendly facade are squads of young MBA hitmen acting just like their grandfathers' generation. Robber barons in fedoras and Hawaiian shirts are still robber barons, just more insidious.
Wow...this article is an excellent write up that beautifully weaves together a David-v-Goliath tale that is chock full of stuff like business details, talented luminaries, possible corporate heavy handedness, introgue, and a desire to share art via an emerging platform and how that might possibly be quashed. Really fun read!
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Thanks for the update on my nephew.. I didn't know!
The black guy didn't die first.
This article is v on-point.
Critical Bay Area Music in 2014 = Madalyn Merkey - Valley Girl
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the gap is getting wider and wider, isnt it?
So glad Anna found us, and wrote this. It's hard to describe how good it feels to be part of supportive music community such as Balanced Breakfast. You should really come and experience it. Hope to see you soon!
Great insight! Please be sure to check my review from the Oakland Music Festival as well! http://www.myamelody.com/oaklandmusicfestival/
"this collaboration stings most because it repurposes something Radiohead proved to be a liberating asset of the internet — free distribution — as a service of corporate marketing"
Gosh, what a surprise. Corporations appropriating the culture for their own benefit. What's next, profit-taking?!
It's how the system works. We create, they profit.
I would still be pissed even if a band that i didn't absolutely despise suddenly appeared in my library. bach would be the exception, maybe. or p.j. harvey! ...but that would be even creepier because they'd know what i love deep down. the lesson here? it's hard to forget when you've found a maggot in your Apple.
I don't think Radiohead has repeated that business model so it probably didn't work out for them well. I think whatever is on the album (good or bad)--and what made the Apple deal happen--all comes from insecurity/anxiety. Band, label, Apple--all of it.
Here's my full album review http://t.co/5owI4Di2Pk and breakdown of the deal http://t.co/JtqsD3N45W if interested in full rationale. I'm happy to read any perspective others may have, whether you agree or disagree.
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