they in fact argued in court that are not doing anything that google isn't
perhaps the BPI is being even-handed?
perhaps I should have trained to be a music lawyer...
truth be told we got bored about halfway through and went to watch The Rockingbirds instead
"the ridiculous figure of a lone bacing guitarist, the ambition was always evident, but where should would take it was up in question."
in the future Metric gets to get a whole week of features on DiS because Patrick Wolf can't get his head around web 2.0. He.
it may have been a statement informed of (bad) experience
I'm sure it certainly helped her to be able to afford to make the Fever Ray record as a piece of art though so to criticize or cast aspersions at others might be seen as a little hypocritical
the relationship between art and commerce is the mother of all minefields though and they certainly didn't set out to write Heartbeats with the INTENT for it to be commercially exploited in such a way so yeah, I'll give her the benefit of the doubt
she has had her own label releasing her music since 98/99
the digital network model of information distribution and the old industry model of contracts of copyright ownership
If they bought his back catalogue when they signed him then they have the rights under law - though without knowing the particular case in question I really couldn't say that for sure. But either way a strongly worded letter from a major label legal department would usually be enough for a website to err on the side of caution.
last night I was at a friend's house and I said to him "Oh, check this track out" opened up hypem on his browser, went straight to a 320kbps mp3 and pressed play and sat back.
Within 45 seconds he'd gone to the label's page and ordered the 12" AND CD.
Instant joy and impulse shopping.
The music industry needs blogs.
The record industry however do not want. Why? Because THEY wish to control the market, the avenues of exposure and distribution.
I do agree with your point about web 2.0 though
the Madonna mp3s have trackers on the by the way that will send a signal to the CIA that Bin Laden is living in your gran's house which will subsequently be targeted with a missile strike
brave new world
is preparing to sweep aside all the genuine blogs and bloggers in order to replace them with Universal™ Blogbots who will pretend to have discovered the latest hip offering while actually pushing cuts from the next Madonna 'break-up' LP (featuring Robbie Williams, Kanye and Jonathan Woss)
It is surely no secret to anyone who has even the vaguest contact with a major label or one of their employ that veiled behind the clarion calls of 'PROTECTING THE ARTIST' is the real issue of 'CONTROLLING THE MARKET'
Nice article and I hope someone in a relevant position is paying attention
Legally, the reason for the introduction of copyright and patent acts was to enable (or at least 'not hinder') the further creation of later works - a fact that most corporate copyright holding entities appear to be ignorant of
Anyway, if the law is to be set dead against p2p and thus close down a legitimate avenue of distribution (because it is independent of the labels) then it should at least go hand-in-hand with a complete review of contract law with regards ownership of works not created by the company
who do I speak to at the BBC about helping compile all of this archive ?
ben is making good points about DiS
bigbadboy is making good points about the culture industries as a whole
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my comment was in response to bigbadboy NOT to moderaterock
It sounds FIERCE
the video REALLY REALLY spoils the whole song though - makes the lyrics sound all-over earnest and ridiculously preachy when in fact they're oddly introspective
and the crazy horns with all the fast cutting and explosions is horrid sensory overload
yeah - the video is pooh
they've made a few pooh videos to be honest
just listen to the tune without the video and it sounds 100000000 times better
there's a Body In The Thames remix of Dance Dance Dance knocking around here somewhere...
is ripped off an early 80s electro disco tune and it's driving me mad trying to remember the name of the track
when the first one is only half finished?
who's a genius?
she'll have a Paul Epworth produced LP in the shops
it's a slight gamble rather than a foolish one
though I fear that this venture is aimed at an entirely different 'demographic' than the one most DiSsers occupy
maybe all the adverts will be great and we'll start hailing jingle writers as the new musical messiahs as every band ever is dropped from every label ever based on the views of the We7 TasteMakers
Music is art and culture ffs!
Imagine going to the National Gallery and only being allowed to look at the Wilton Diptych after you've tried "One of these great new tasty bacon and cheese snacks!"
clearly this makes me angry
and I'm already put off by things such as:
"You'll even get the chance to review the best new music and the latest new bands for free as a We7 TasteMaker."
"We7 TasteMakers decide whether or not a band's music is good enough to be downloaded on our site - so you'll have a hand in judging what's going to be big and what's not in our free music download arena"
collecting demographic data to target market at people who want free stuff seems pretty bizarre anyway
let alone having a proxy street-team/focus group for further data gathering and marketing shenanigans
it would also seem to suggest that anything particularly underground doesn't have much of a chance getting onto the site as who will want to market to a 12 year old in the Isle of Skye who only downloads music from TV ads
actually - there's a thing - aren't companies who use a track for a TV ad going to protest at another company advertising on the download of that track?
there are so many holes in this business model that even a ten pound trout would slip through unhindered
anyone want to buy my patent for the We7 mp3 ad-blocker?
basically to improve drug arrest scores under the auspices of 'protecting the safety of the public'
Unfortunately they don't have flourescent uniforms
of a magazine cover is to stand out from all the other magazine covers on the magazine rack .... check
the whole point of the 'Beth Ditto as a positive role model' thing is that she is going some way to prove that being fat is not an excuse to be lazy or a reason to hide yourself away and that moreover people come in all shape and sizes and the important thing is to love yourself, accept yourself and do what it is that you love doing without any shame as to whether you fit into the archetype of that thing ... check
I really don't see what all the fuss is about
yes, The Verve - anyone who saw them play Camden Town Hall in 1992 knows it...
as for Oasis
they benefitted greatly from a whole host of indie bands immediately preceeding them who laid the groundwork for the UK to embrace(ahem) a popular champion to come through the ranks and provide singalong rock and roll for the radio and TV
so, for a lot of people those first two albums mark an important set of memories in their lives and rightly so - that's the power of popular music whether it's million selling stadium rock megastars or one hit wonders you always open a whole sack of associations when you hear THAT tune that was on the radio THAT summer and the good times come flooding back
For me personally, Noel's crowning moment in that sense was Chemical Brother's Setting Suns
Can't knock the lad - he's done well but I can't help thinking that a large proportion of the indie snobbery you get nowadays comes from the fact that Oasis went so big and invited a load of people to the party that were there for the love of beer and fags rather than for the tunes
any pre-arranged deal you had with the BPI
DiS helps recruit street teamers for Dntel under false pretenses
a competitive one
or like a teeny tiny indie x-factor or something
it's a free army of people promoting your upcoming release while chasing a pretty small carrot
it's clever marketing but it's rapidly becoming a nefarious industry standard
expect The Ark
with a song VERY similar to a popular 60s hit by a british beat combo
GLAM POP SPECTACULAR!
though it would have been much better in print than on the screen...
Velvet Underground - came within a hair's breadth of completely destroying their entire legacy with that comeback tour - just shockingly awful, beyond awful, painful, ugh
dream comeback? Prince and the Revolution - the Purple Rain line-up. Oh. Yes.