Lovett will go to bat for radio royalties (Reuters)
MS: Lovett, whose sound crosses over traditional music barriers, is expected to testify in support of the royalty for the MusicFirst (Fairness in Radio Starting Today) Coalition, which is comprised of artists groups including the American Federation of Musicians, the Recording Industry Assn. of America, SoundExchange, the Recording Artists Coalition and the American Association of Independent Music.
Guest List: Thurston Moore (Pitchfork)
MS: I think my ringtone is called "science fiction" [laughs]. Which is kind of cool because when you're playing a CD in a car and the science fiction ringtone goes off, it sounds good with every track. Sometimes it'll be going and I'm like, "Wow, that's so cool that they put that in their song," and I'm like, "Oh, it's my fucking phone."
The 100 Greatest Rock & Roll Movies of All Time (Blender)
MS: 45. Smells like a documentary
Soundgarden and Pearl Jam are among the subjects of this documentary filmed at the height of the “Seattle Sound.” Recalling a time when threadbare flannel was the acme of poser fashion, what could have been an embarrassing testament to rock arrogance instead becomes a funny cautionary tale about perils of, well, hype. Ends with the prophetic title “Your Town Is Next.”
Best musical moment: Nirvana perform “Smells Like Teen Spirit” live for the first time. (35:00)
Did you know? Mudhoney singer Mark Arm, interviewed in the film, is one of many to lay claim to the term “grunge.”
If you love music, stop taking it for free (The Guardian)
MS: "MP3 blogs have greatly decreased the sale of our singles," he writes. "They didn't exist when we released [the Rapture's] House of Jealous Lovers and we sold 20,000 copies quickly. Now there are thousands of blogs and we sell, on average, 2,000 to 5,000 copies of a 12-inch single."
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