Posts Tagged: Beck

Artists Petition Against Streaming Enablers

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A long list of known and respected musicians from a wide variety of genres have signed a petition against the systemic enabling of illegal streaming provided by entities such as YouTube and Google.

The petition urges Congress to reform the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, which protects companies that host user sharing from being held accountable for copyright infringement if they take down offending videos or songs when requested by the artist.

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The First of Summer’s Festival Lineups

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The lineups for two of the summer’s biggest festivals have been announced, with many more to come. Coachella is boasting the first reunion of Guns N’ Roses original members in twenty years, along with the return of LCD Soundsystem, who have been on a break for five years, Consequence of Sound reports.

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Lollapalooza Nostalgia

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In celebration of this era recently stirred up by the release of Montage of Heck, the Washington Post published an oral history of Lollapalooza’s most alternative of tours. In 1995, Lollapalooza’s founders took a break from booking platinum artists and experimented with featuring a lineup that matched the “indie” and “alternative” labels that are now so often thrown around indiscriminately.

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The Saturday Rumpus Interview: Jacob Wren

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Jacob Wren discusses his newest novel, Polyamorous Love Song, the relationship between art and ethics, and whether Kanye West is a force for good in the art and music world. ...more

BECK HANSEN’S SONG READER

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Beck has announced that his latest album, Song Reader, composed of “twenty songs existing only as individual pieces of sheet music” to be given life by the reader, will be released in December 2012 by McSweeney’s.

Song Reader is an experiment in what an album can be at the end of 2012—an alternative that enlists the listener in the tone of every track, and that’s as visually absorbing as a dozen gatefold LPs put together.”

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