understanding Indie

being hip just gets harder all the time...
so many choices, so few people care.

here's a useful flow chart
to get you started...

and for much more on this story,
and help with difficult choices,
click here for further guidance
from Cracked.com



George Frideric Handel on Stealing Music

When asked why he borrowed
composed by Bononcini,
Handel is said
to have replied,

        "It's much too good
for him; he did not know
what to do with it."




the Iphone

it came to me a flash of clarity,
after an extensive vision quest.


meanwhile, back in der Bunker

...my first reaction when i come across
       a story like this is...





my second reaction is
"must read story now".

BMI the airline

my third reaction is to go:





BMI   clearly NOT a rights
management company

and my fourth, of course,
is to post it here:

BMI   also clearly NOT a rights
management company

BMI Says A Single Person Listening To His Own Music Via The Cloud Is A Public Performance

from the looking-to-the-sky-and-seeing-unlicensed-clouds dept

There's no time like late on a Friday to send out disturbing missives. Companies who need to let staff go often find it easier to let the week "play out" before handing out the pink slips. Congressmen who need to shove through some questionable legislation often wait until the papers have gone to bed, or at least a majority of the voting citizens.

Martin Berenson, Senior Vice President and General Counsel for BMI has decided there's no time like Friday evening to kick out an editorial about streaming music via the "cloud."

BMI  remember the name!

can you beat that with a stick?

more fun than watching a mammoth drown in the La Brea tar pits,
back in the day, kids!

seriously though, these people
walk among us.

the truth is out there.

spread the word.

don't take my word for it...
click here to ask Sex Pistols




if you love music, the chances are
that this monopoly has had an impact
on your life, primarily by picking
your pocket. 

but are they the WORST company
in America?

Ticket Master:
Thief Extraordinaire
Robs People Blind

When all is said and done,
your $60 Barenaked Ladies ticket
is now $90. 

That’s right, $30 in service fees.

over at The Consumerist,
they're having their annual competition
to find the worst company in America.
In Round One of WCIA 2011,
Ticketmaster slaughtered PayPal,
with nearly 80% of the vote.

Could the fee fiend be gunning
for a second year in the Worst Company
championship death match?
Meanwhile Sony showed renewed
strength in its victory over Dell.
Does the underdog have what it takes
to pull off an upset of this magnitude,
or is Sony just more fodder for
the Ticketmaster mill?

Is TicketMaster the worst company
in America?

Find out more at
The Consumerist!