Archive Uses Pandemic to Justify Looting
Newhoff (Illusion of More) -- Looting is the one word that comes to mind
in response to last week’s move by the Internet Archive to launch what they
call the National Emergency Library.
Believing the coronavirus pandemic provides both a moral and legal foundation
for its decision, IA suddenly made over one million published works, including
contemporary books in print, available to “borrow” worldwide. And not even on a
one-reader-at-a-time basis like a library. They just opened the
Questions For Boston Public Library President On “National Emergency
By Dr. David
C Lowery (The Trichordist) -- David Leonard is the President of Boston Public
Library. He and his library have endorsed the Internet Archive’s creation
of a so-called “National Emergency
Library.” … My take on this is it’s an opportunist attempt by
anti-copyright ideologues backed by Silicon Valley firms to exploit the
COVID-19 crisis. It honestly makes me sick to my stomach that Americans
would treat their fellow countrymen this way in a crisis. … Here are my
questions for David Leonard …
Can’t Allow This Crisis To Bring Down The Future Of Talented People Who Chose A
Ingham (Music Business Worldwide) -- In order to get through this interview
without making it an entirely depressing exercise, Hartwig Masuch, BMG’s CEO
since it re-emerged as an independent entity in 2008, agrees we’re going to
have to cast our mind back a few weeks, and pretend we’re still there.
Podcast Listeners Are Coming From Radio, Not Music
Rosenblatt (Forbes) -- If the music industry is worried about podcasts eating
into music’s share of the American audio diet, new survey data suggests that
such worries are unfounded: Podcasts’ share increased at the expense of music a
couple of years ago but has held steady ever since. Instead, the rising number
of podcast listeners are coming from AM/FM radio. [Not so sure this is good
news for songwriters.DK]
Pledges $100 Million to Film and Television Crew Members, Indirectly Benefiting
Smith (Digital Music News)
Musicians Use Fashion Style As A Tool
Bowman (Music Think Tank) -- Music and fashion have always gone hand-in-hand.
You can’t think about Michael Jackson without picturing his famous sequined
white glove or Madonna without her cone bra. No one can imagine KISS without
their signature face paint and black and silver jumpsuits. The fashion choices
of musicians can quickly become a part of their permanent look and their
brand. Some of them have become tools to tell audiences exactly who that
musician is, the kind of music they play, and what they can come to
Are Discovering 8D Music for The First Time And It's Blowing Their Minds
Perrie (ladbible) -- Now that a lot of people are in self-isolation, you're
probably missing going out to a bar, a club or listening to live music. Having
music blast over the speakers in every direction or sit quietly in the
background while you finish a couple of pints seems like a world away now. But
there is a type of music that can pretty much replicate this sensation. There is a song doing the rounds on social
media that you have to listen to with headphones otherwise it doesn't 'work'.
Life Moves Online, an Older Generation Faces A Digital Divide
Conger and Erin Griffith (The New York Times)
[One of the
greatest voices in pop music.]
Garfunkel Feared Voice Was Too 'Feminine'
-- The 78-year-old singer may have entered his sixth decade in the music
business but he has always been concerned that his vocals are "too damn
sensitive" and not particularly "manly".
Owned Labels You Should Know About
Zimmerman (Symphonic Blog) -- In an industry with plenty of gender issues, it’s
good to take a moment and recognize a few of the badass women who’re running
some of the best independent labels out there.
to a nicely done presentation, sans glitter, overwrought staging and auto
tuning. And, Sir Elton was the perfect interlocutor.]
Room Concert’ Offers Unique Glimpse Into Stars' Homes, Lives During
Flood (Fox News) -- Elton John and some of his most famous friends are stuck at
home, just like the rest of America during the coronavirus
pandemic – which allowed the “Fox Presents the iHeart Living Room
Concert for America” to provide some entertainment and raise money
for first responders on Sunday night, while offering a unique glimpse into
the lives of celebrities.
of the Best Music Videos of All Time
Scarrott (What Hi Fi) -- Not the longest, not the most expensive... the best.
Talented 12-Year-Old Italian Twins Play Coldplay Violin Duet In Quarantine
Asprou (Classical FM) -- When in lockdown, these musical twins love nothing
better than doubling up for a vivacious violin duet.
Diffie Passed Away At Age 61 From Complications Of COVID-19
Papadatos (Digital Journal) -- A Grammy award-winning country artist, Joe Diffie
was one of the most successful country singer-songwriters of the '90s era.
San Francisco Shut Down
Denegre (Space Race Studio) – This drone tour of San Francisco under quarantine
is surreal. Shot on March 22, 2020 (Thanks to Twisted Sifter for the link.)