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Attack on the MY Rights

“BMI argues that the public performing right has long applied to on-demand, interactive streaming”

(Via Editorial: ‘Cloud’ Services and the Attack on the Performing Right | News | BMI.com.)

If they didn’t brand it as a music locker, maybe just a locker that COULD play music, would they even notice?

They have their head SO far up each others asses I don’t think they know the sky is blue. I can’t even come up with words to describe how idiotic they are on this issue. I’d like to come up with an insult but I’d be wating my time.

Do they know what evan a CD is? Have they used a computer?


He probably dictated this to his assistant who typed it out then mailed it to their nephew who is “good with computers.”

I doubt they even know the definition on “public performance.”


et over yourself and how bad your business model turned out to be when computers came along. There plenty of people with real talent making money without paying your “tax.” You’re over and redundant. Find a new way to make money just the same as the people you were screwing over did.


Day Against DRM 2011: That’s Today

“The Day Against DRM is an opportunity to unite a wide range of projects, public interest organizations, web sites and individuals in an effort to raise public awareness to the danger of technology that requires users to give-up control of their computers or that restricts access to digital data and media. This year, we’ll be helping individuals and groups work together to create local actions in their communities — actions will range from protesting an unfriendly hardware vendor to handing out informative fliers at local public libraries! “

(Via Group:DefectiveByDesign/Day Against DRM 2011 – LibrePlanet.)

Make some media, set it free.

Medium WAS The Monetization

The folks that have been in the book and music industry THINK they are in the business of selling a physical item. Be it a book, a record, or a CD. The problem they have to get over is that it’s not the medium it’s the content that has some value, it’s just been easier form them to come up with a way to sell the physical good. It’s understandable, due to path of least resistance but, they really have to get it through their system that in the digital age that physical book or disc is a bigger hindrance to their business. It’s so much easier and cost effective if they could only learn to get over it!Now if they extend that they could use a physical item to provide a value added bonus and make better profit margins from that but most people want the cheap and easy option available!

A Lesson from Weezer: Mostly Just a REALLY Cool Video

First everyone has to watch the video, it’s awesome..Weezer cover Radiohead’s Creep, live in Portland from Dave Allen on Vimeo..OK so now the lesson. This is one of the big reasons why Weezer is kicking so much ass in a world where other bands aren’t doing so good (at least the wine and complain that their not). Let me ask you, if you got to play with a band what are the chances you won’t pay for the album or go see them in concert? Virtually none! And you don’t have to do this exact thing. Give some music away or, like the Pork and Beans video Weezer did, contribute something really cool to a community and make it inclusive. I’ll own up, I downloaded the Red Album the week before it came out. I wanted it real bad, BUT do you know what I did just after the release? I went and bought a copy. I’m more then willing to pay for music, just make me want to!.On a side note, I really hope that someone from or reperesenting Radiohead doesn’t have this taken down or file a law suit!

A Country Music Video!

I was turned on to the music of Steve Richards a couple of days ago when I received an email directing me to a YouTube video. I’m hopefully going to get permission to play some of his music on a future Country Music Cast but in the meantime you can check out the video of his single “Faster, Faster” below or check out his website for more info and to hear other samples.