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Posted by: Gunnar Hissam on January 8, 2008 @ 3:29 PM
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Recall wayyyy back in 2007 when we told you about Rainydayz Remixes, the record of RadioheadIn Rainbows reworkings put together by Oakland DJ and producer Amplive? The one with Too $hort on it? Sounded pretty cool, and cooler still, Amplive was all set to release it next week using a revolutionary pricing model we like to call FREE.
Was, because one faux-polite cease-and-desist letter later, Amplive won’t be able to put this thing out without unleashing the legal wrath of Warner/Chappell, Radiohead’s longtime publisher.
On December 18, Amplive received a missive from Warner/Chappell informing him that he had "created musical arrangements / remixes" without proper "approval" and must cease distribution of them at once. Rather than tangle with these suits and their armies of lawyers, Amplive has agreed to suspend the project for the time being.
He did, however, express hope that members of Radiohead would hear his remixes and help him gain approval. Radiohead themselves, of course, most likely had nothing to do with the cease-and-desist letter. Check out what Amplive had to say in both a video message and a written statement (reprinted in full below).
"I really feel if Radiohead’s team was able to hear these…remixed songs," writes Amplive, "they would feel differently." Amplive also calls upon others who have posted his remixes— which he acknowledges as "illegal"— to remove them for now.
Amplive maintains that his remix project is intended as a "celebration" of one of his favorite records, and that would seem consistent with the fact that 1.) it’s free, and 2.) he was only going to share it with folks who had supported Radiohead in the past in some fashion via W.A.S.T.E. or donated to Radiohead-approved organization Friends of the Earth.
No word yet what the producer will have to do to gain this elusive "approval" (something tells me it involves $$$), but here’s hoping all parties involved can reach some kind of agreement where art— not profit or bureaucratic malarkey— prevails. [MORE…]
Posted by: Jonthecorner on January 4, 2008 @ 5:59 PM
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Looks like there might another major announcement at MacWorld. BGR says they’ve “confirmed” that Apple is launching a record label with Jay-Z, who’s set to step down from Def Jam. Jay-Z and Jobs are both brilliant businessmen, and the move would make sense on a number of levels: The labels almost view iTunes as a competitor now, the industry landscape is rapidly transforming, and whoever finds the magic formula for a new kind of label/distribution firm stands to make a lot of money as they establish the new paradigm of the industry. And iTunes already is something like a label. This could be megaton big, if the rumor is true. [BGR]
Posted by: Jonthecorner on January 3, 2008 @ 7:51 PM
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It seemed like just yesterday when we sat down with Groove the Globe at WMC. And here they are again with another treat for all us Mark Farina fans. Check out the video and mp3 mix for download…Mark Farina spins at The Thanksgiving Housewarming…and GGN captured it all!
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Posted by: Gunnar Hissam on January 3, 2008 @ 3:46 PM
Posted in: Events
Our wonderful friends at Galrilla Magazine, have revamped their entire magazine. In their first issue with their new look they chose to feature our girls – Colette and DJ Heather! 2 great articles on both of these Om gals.