Tuesday, November 27, 2007

The Money Shot: J&M Chain Saved By Brotherly Love, The Hypocrisy of Stolen Music & How to Share It Legally (Kinda)...

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Excuses for stealing music as varied as the artists (London Free Press)
MS: "Come on, people, it's 99 cents! Plus, this generation has unprecedented access to money -- debit cards, credit cards, you name it, they've got it. And they sit there and say a buck is too much when they've wearing $100 sneakers and holding a $4 mochaccino. Don't tell me it's too expensive. It's never been cheaper to buy music."

Jesus & Mary Chain Readying New Album (Billboard)
MS: When we ended in '98, we hated each other," William Reid says. "A lot of that was down to drink and drugs. Jim's completely sober now, and I don't drink during the shows. But there is a kind of wariness. We're both aware that we could snap at each other," he said with a laugh, "but we're trying to hold it together. We love this band, and we love each other."

Five Ways to Share Music Without Getting Sued (Washington Post)
MS: We do have a few caveats, of course. In most cases you are limited to streaming music to your PC or handset, not downloading it. A couple of sites permit you to upload your own tunes for others to enjoy, but they don't work with DRM-protected music. In other words, there's nothing to stop you from sharing MP3 files that you downloaded illegally (and you know who you are, you naughty little monkeys). But music you purchased from the iTunes store--or ripped from a CD using the iTunes software? No can do.

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