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Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Today in Music News

posted by on December 12 at 11:02 AM

Part Two of Pitchfork’s “The Year in News”: Interesting, music-related things that happened in the second half of 2007, (here’s Part One if you missed it)

Eddie Vedder’s doing the soundtrack thing again
: This time he’s collaborating with John Legend for a miniseries based on “A People’s History of the United States”. (Also: has he become a last-name-only figure? The article fails to mention “Eddie” once)

MTV’s Top 20 of 2007: A brief but semi-respectable list considering the source.

Okkervil River for free
: The band covers Joni Mitchell, Randy Newman, and others, for download from their website.

Better than lawsuits: Instead of being sued by Final Fantasy for using a song illegally in a commercial, the Vienna-based company is having Owen Pallett curate a festival.

Foxboro Hot Tubs: A Mysterious Green Day side-project.

Another Radiohead webcast? BBC interview with Ed O’Brien indicates there’s more on the way.

Burn ban: RIAA rules that burning back-ups, even if you bought the record yourself, is making unauthorized copies.

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the riaa have officially gone insane. why would i pay them a fine for stealing from myself?

Posted by cosby | December 12, 2007 11:56 AM
2

They are going to sue everyone who has put their CDs on their MP3. They charged us $20 for CDs, and now they expect a dollar a song (minimum of course) for us to listen to them.

Listening to the music we bought isn't fair use? Everytime the format changes we have to buy it again?

How do they fit those balls through a courthouse door? The defendants don't have an attorney? Sounds fishy to me. It sounds like the RIAA has bought them off to get themselves a verdict.

Posted by name disclosed to protect the not so innocent | December 12, 2007 12:59 PM

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