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[ Written by: | 5 Nov 2015 | 4 Comments | ]

Jeffrey Lewis finds himself confronted with the harsh reality of life under capitalism, the need to make a living. Even with genius and a fair amount of success and recognition, sometimes a band has to settle for the lesser glory of being a support act for the paycheck, however meager it may be. As in “Don’t Let the Record Label Take You Out to Lunch” Jeff gives us this realistic insider’s view of the life of a professional musician

 

 

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[ Written by: | 24 May 2009 | 2 Comments | ]
DEMF sets

The organisers of DEMF 08 are streaming some of the sets from last years event here: http://www.paxahau.com/sounds/mp3/2008_movement.html
Guillaume & The Coutu Dumonts is particularly worth a look in. As is DBX at DEMF08
You can download most of them from here if you feel the urge:  http://www.djscene.lt/forum/viewtopic.php?t=30503&sid=ede02cfcf727ea873492c809764b2df6

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[ Written by: | 28 Nov 2008 | 13 Comments | ]
Tickets… tickets and another bob rant time

You can’t get a good ticket.  Not unless you’re an insider or you’re willing
to pay a ton of dough on the aftermarket.  To what degree is this hurting
the music industry?
There’s a fascinating analysis on ESPN’s site that claims that the luxury
box, high-priced ticket stadiums in the NFL have eviscerated home field
advantage.  The true fans just can’t get close enough to the field to feel
part of the game.  Those who talk about the team, who live for the team, who
tailgate and keep sports talk radio alive have been if not completely …

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[ Written by: | 11 Oct 2008 | 2 Comments | ]
750,000 lost jobs? The dodgy digits behind the war on piracy

By Julian Sanchez | Published: October 07, 2008 – 11:30PM CT  from Ars Technica
A 20-year game of Telephone
If you pay any attention to the endless debates over intellectual property policy in the United States, you’ll hear two numbers invoked over and over again, like the stuttering chorus of some Philip Glass opera: 750,000 and $200 to $250 billion. The first is the number of U.S. jobs supposedly lost to intellectual property theft; the second is the annual dollar cost of IP infringement to the U.S. economy. These statistics are brandished …

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[ Written by: | 26 Jun 2008 | 4 Comments | ]
Enemies List

From my fave music industry commentator, (if you hadn’t guessed I’m the industry wanker at stink finger), Bob Lefsetz comes this amusing and accurate Enemies List. For those new to Bob, the other one, check the link below and join his email list – he’s a prolific and opinionated man, beware his music rants, he has to my ears shocking taste – do read them though as he has passion and thats what digging this music stuff is ALL about.
Enemies List
1. Doug Morris
Despite the aegis of caring about music and …

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[ Written by: | 13 Jun 2008 | No Comment | ]
Universal loses promo CD battle

Music giant Universal Music Group has lost a court battle to stop an eBay trader from reselling promotional CDs he had bought from second hand stores …
Dismissing the American case, US District Court Judge S James Otero said that Mr Augusto was protected by the “first sale” doctrine in copyright law.
This says that once a copyright owner gives away a copy of a CD, DVD or book, the recipient is entitled to sell it on.

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