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SURVEY: NET FILE-SHARING DOESN'T HURT MOST ARTISTS
Of course RIAA doesn't represent artists.
http://www.p2p-weblog.com
http://www.reuters.com
http://www.nytimes.com

MULTI-PLATINUM GRAMMY WINNER SANANDA MAITREYA IS FIRST ARTIST WITH HIS OWN P2P SOFTWARE
Artist formerly known as Terence Trent D'Arby encourages fans to try and share his music.
http://trustyfiles.com

MICHAEL MOORE INVITES P2P'ERS TO SHARE FAHRENHEIT 9/11
Take up his offer! Download TrustyFiles. Search Kazaa, Gnutella, and Gnutella2. Also try the Bit Torrent network. Find torrents through TopP2P. Use TrustyFiles to open the torrent and download the full file.
http://www.sundayherald.com

GRAMMY AWARD WINNER STEVE WINWOOD EMBRACES P2P
http://www.wired.com
http://reuters.com
http://hollywoodreporter.com
... ALBUM SALES QUADRUPLE AFTER P2P MARKETING MOVE
http://www.prweek.com

TECHNOLOGY MEETS MUSIC: AN INTERVIEW WITH COMPOSER-SINGER PAUL KORDA
"As organized religion must change with the times, so must the traditional record industry and its representative, the RIAA,"
http://www.technewsworld.com

RIAA DOES NOT REPRESENT ARTISTS
2,755 musicians and songwriters were surveyed. 35% say P2P file sharing has helped their careers, only 5% says it has hurt.
http://www.emarketer.com
http://www.pewinternet.org

DAVID BOWIE INVITES FANS TO BOOTLEG AND ENCOURAGES MASH-UPS
http://australianit.news.com.au

SINGER GEORGE MICHAEL SUPPORTS FREE DOWNLOADING
"I've been very well remunerated for my talents over the years so I really don't need the public's money," Michael told the BBC, adding, "[I'd] really like to have something on the Internet with charitable donation optional, where anyone can download my music for free."
http://uk.news.yahoo.com

LINDOWS USES P2P TO DISTRIBUTE SOFTWARE
Passes lower cost to customer through discounted price.
http://www.mi2n.com

METALLICA ALLOWS MP3 CONCERT DOWNLOAD SALES
Previously had fought digital distribution.
http://www.livemetallica.com

COMPOSER-SINGER PAUL KORDA SAYS RIAA MUST ADAPT TO SOCIAL CHANGES
"As organized religion must change with the times, so must the traditional record industry and its representative, the RIAA."
http://www.linuxinsider.com

DON HENLEY: THE PROBLEM IS THE MUSIC INDUSTRY ITSELF
It's "controlled by just a handful of unregulated, multinational corporations".
http://www.dallasnews.com

REPRISE RECORDS GETS IT WITH SECRET MACHINES ALBUM
Releases digital 3 months before CD to drive CD sales. Bundles digital sample with purchase. Web site buyers also get free CD to burn music to that include band artwork.
http://www.mi2n.com

EMI TO OFFER THEIR SONGS ON WIPPIT SUBSCRIPTION P2P SERVICE
http://www.siliconvalley.com

MANY ARTISTS AND SONG OWNERS STILL RESIST ONLINE MUSIC SALES
Even as their files are freely available via file sharing
http://www.washingtonpost.com

MICHAEL MOORE ENDORSES FILE-SHARING OF HIS MOVIES
"I don't have a problem with people downloading the movie and sharing it, as long as they're not trying to make a profit off my labor."
http://www.flirble.org

SOARING SONGWRITER REJECTS MAJOR RECORD LABEL CONTRACT
Insists on artistic integrity and chooses instead to distribute via CD Baby.
http://www.cnn.com

LOCA RECORDS ENCOURAGES PEOPLE TO DOWNLOAD AND REMIX THEIR SONGS
Uses Creative Commons license.
http://www.wired.com

MUSIC EXEC TOUTS FLAT USAGE FEES FOR P2P
From Jim Griffin, ex-Geffen Records, now head of Cherry Lane Digital
http://www.theregister.co.uk

GO-KART RECORDS ANNOUNCES FREE ALBUM DOWNLOADS
http://www.gokartrecords.com

POWER TO THE PEOPLE: RAPPERS PRO (CHUCK D) AND CON (LL COOL J) ON P2P
Chuck D of Public Enemy: "Technology giveth and it taketh away. ... I think this expands artistry and it's about adjustment ... I never felt that my copyrights were protected anyway. I've been spending most of my career ducking lawyers, accountants and business executives who have basically been more blasphemous than file sharers and P2P. I trust the consumer more than I trust the people who have been at the helm of these companies. The record industry is hypocritical and the domination has to be shared. P2P to me means 'power to the people.'"
http://www.wired.com

UPSTART LABELS SEE FILE SHARING AS ALLY, NOT FOE
http://www.nytimes.com

P2P ARTIST SUCCESSES
File sharing makes them popular and increases overall income, especially heavy touring acts.

WILCO PROSPERS BY GIVING ITS ALBUM ONLINE
'Music Is Not a Loaf of Bread'.
http://www.wired.com

MULTI-PLATINUM GRAMMY WINNER SANANDA MAITREYA IS FIRST ARTIST WITH HIS OWN P2P SOFTWARE
Artist formerly known as Terence Trent D'Arby encourages fans to try and share his music.
http://trustyfiles.com

HEART GOES CRAZY ON P2P
... FIRST MAJOR ARTIST TO RELEASE NEW CD TO FILE SHARERS.
http://www.trustyfiles.com
... P2P OUTSELLS ITUNES
http://www.mi2n.com

... SHARE THIS: TUNES BY BEASTIE BOYS, DAVID BYRNE, & OTHERS
"Rip. Sample. Mash. Share." Wired magazine to distribute 750,000 copies of compilation CDs.
http://story.news.yahoo.com
... ARTIST G-MAN USES P2P TO LAUNCH HIS CAREER
DiaRIAA article
... 15 MICHIGAN AND OHIO BANDS PLAY TO SAVE FILE SHARING
http://www.mlive.com
... TEN MILE TIDE CREDITS P2P FOR ALLOWING THEM TO BE FULL-TIME MUSICIANS
http://www.southbendtribune.com
... KILLSWITCH ENGAGE.
http://www.digitalmusicnews.com
... GRAMMY AWARD WINNER STEVE WINWOOD ALBUM SALES QUADRUPLE AFTER P2P MARKETING MOVE
http://www.prweek.com
... VANS WARPED TOUR, ALKALINE TRIO
http://www.mercurynews.com
... JIM'S BIG EGO
http://www.boston.com
... WILCO, MOE, THE CLARKS, THE ROSENBERGS, DONNA THE BUFFALO
http://www.usatoday.com
... THE HONEY PALACE
http://mi2n.com
... OHM: "FILE-SHARING IS NOT A THREAT, BUT THE BEST CHANCE ... TO SURVIVE."
Mark Bjornsgaard of Ohm writes "The real reason why labels are so exposed to the file-sharing storm is the culture of manufacturing music, as opposed to artist development. ... It's hard to make the band a brand."
http://diariaa.com/essay-Bjornsgaard.htm
... SCI-FI AUTHOR CORY DOCTOROW'S NOVEL
http://www.wired.com
... COMPUTER BOOKS - "BRUCE PERENS' OPEN SOURCE SERIES"
http://www.nytimes.com

ARTISTS BLAST RECORD COMPANIES OVER LAWSUITS AGAINST DOWNLOADERS
With little dissent artists say the suits protect not them but corporate profits and the bloated industry must learn to adapt to new technology.
* Chuck D of Public Enemy - "Those scare tactics are pure Gestapo."
* David Draiman of Disturbed – "[The lawsuits are] For the artists, my ass. I didn't ask them to protect me, and I don't want their protection."
* Grateful Dead's Bob Weir – "They're protecting an archaic industry."
* DJ Moby - "It's like horse-and-buggy operators suing Henry Ford."

http://sfgate.com
http://www.ajc.com

METALLICA AND PEARL JAM FIGHT P2P WITH "FREE" BOOTLEGS
Buy a CD and get access to MetallicaVault.com and PearlJamBootlegs.com. But who uses file sharing for low quality bootlegs?
http://www.econtentmag.com

NATIONAL GALLERY IN LONDON SAYS COME AND GET IT
Digitizing 2,300 paintings with HP to sell high-end prints without protection. Accepts p2p file sharing as part of biz.
http://www.newscientist.com

PHISH DOWNLOAD SITE EARNS $1 MILLION IN FIRST FOUR MONTHS
LivePhish.com sells MP3 and high-quality downloads of the group's live performances.
http://makeashorterlink.com

PERFORMER MICHAEL JACKSON OPPOSES PROPOSED ANTI-P2P LEGISLATION
"I am speechless about the idea of putting music fans in jail for downloading music. It is wrong to illegally download, but the answer cannot be jail," Jackson said in a statement. "Here in America we create new opportunities out of adversity, not punitive laws and we should look to new technologies, like Apple's new Music Store for solutions. This way innovation continues to be the hallmark of America. It is the fans that drive the success of the music business; I wish this would not be forgotten."
http://australianit.news.com.au
http://musicdish.com

ARTISTS MAKING MONEY: BANDS TO FIT THE BRAND
http://sfgate.com

PEARL JAM DUMPS RECORD LABEL: MORE CHANGE FOR MUSIC INDUSTRY
http://www.themacobserver.com

INNOVATOR AND ARTIST PETER GABRIEL
Pushes for online paid music downloads, while fighting free file sharing.
http://media.guardian.co.uk

SONGWRITER JANIS IAN CHAMPIONS FREE DIGITAL MUSIC DOWNLOADS.
http://www.janisian.com 1
http://www.janisian.com 2

ICE-T RELEASES ALBUM AS PAID DOWNLOAD ON ALTNET FILE-SHARING NETWORK
http://www.mcicet.com

MADONNA SELLS $1.49 UNRESTRICTED MP3 DOWNLOAD OF NEW ANTI-WAR SINGLE
She had previously refused to release music even in secure digital formats.
http://www.madonna.com/downloadsingle
http://news.com.com

SMITHSONIAN FOLKWAYS RECORDINGS MAKES MONEY THE NEW-FASHIONED WAY
http://nytimes.com

PHISH MAKES DIGITAL MUSIC WORK
http://www.business2.com

THE ARTIST PRINCE CALLS FILE SHARERS A NATION OF THIEVES
http://www.npgmusicclub.com

RICH MUSICIANS PLAY LACKEY IN ANTI-PIRACY MEDIA CAMPAIGN
http://news.com.com

STUDIO USES P2P TO PROMOTE FLICK
Lion's Gate uses Kazaa/Altnet to distribute trailer.
http://www.latimes.com

COURTNEY LOVE DOES THE MATH
Piracy is major label recording contracts, not Napster-type software.
http://dir.salon.com

CH-CH-CH-CH-CHANGES: BOWIE LOVES MP3
http://archive.salon.com

ALANIS MORISSETTE SAYS THANK U, MP3
http://www.rollingstone.com

 

 


 

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