UNSOUND : Zoe Keating Interview : Part 1 [VIDEO]

Zoe explains her background and how she became a DIY artist. She also explains how streaming services like Spotify don’t work out so well for independent artists.     RELATED: Musicians POV : 1,000 True Fans (an answer) If the Internet is working for Musicians, Why aren’t more Musicians Working Professionally? Music Streaming Math, Can It All… Continue reading UNSOUND : Zoe Keating Interview : Part 1 [VIDEO]

Online Piracy of Entertainment Content Keeps Soaring | The Los Angeles Times

The amount of Internet bandwidth used to illegally download movies, TV shows, music, books and video games has jumped 160% since 2010, a study says. Despite the growth of Netflix, Amazon.com and other legal channels for watching entertainment online, the volume of pirated movies, TV shows, music, books and video games online continues to grow… Continue reading Online Piracy of Entertainment Content Keeps Soaring | The Los Angeles Times

UnSound : New Film Explores Artists Rights in The Digital Age (Video Clip)

From the forthcoming documentary Unsound: Bad Religion guitarist and Epitaph Records founder Brett Gurewitz talks about how large tech corporations make millions of dollars selling advertising- essentially making people the product, without them even realizing. The promise of free or cheap music is often used to draw eyeballs to websites, apps, and social networking platforms,… Continue reading UnSound : New Film Explores Artists Rights in The Digital Age (Video Clip)

“Google & The World Brain” Airing Now on Al Jazeera America

This may be the single most important piece of work to date that explores the rights and concerns of creators in the digital age. The film details how Google has made plans to commercially monetize and monopolize all creative works for their own corporate profit. FIND CHANNEL AND AIRTIME: http://america.aljazeera.com/watch/2013/8/trailer-for-googleandtheworldbrain.html MORE ABOUT THE FILM: http://www.worldbrainthefilm.com/… Continue reading “Google & The World Brain” Airing Now on Al Jazeera America

Javier Bardem on The Rights of Artisans and Filmmakers

We Love this guy! The exploitation economy effects more people than just musicians. He says, “More than 90 per cent of actors have serious problems to pay rent, bills, and even to eat. Remuneration of actors is crucial. Not for people like me, but for those who have a problem living from what they are… Continue reading Javier Bardem on The Rights of Artisans and Filmmakers

Weekly News and Recap! Sunday Sep 2, 2012

Grab the Coffee! Recent Posts: * Principles for an Ethical and Sustainable Internet * Neil Young Exploited by Ford, Cooper Mini, Target, State Farm, Adobe, Alaska Air, ATT… * CNBC Tonight : Hollywood Robbery — Thursday, August 30th 9p | 12a ET * Hey Tom Waits! Who’s That Bandido Ripping You Off Now? … Wendy’s, Yahoo, BMW…… Continue reading Weekly News and Recap! Sunday Sep 2, 2012

The Making of Le Noise: the new album from Neil Young (9-14-10)

It’s Friday. Sometimes, ya just got to appreciate the artist, the process and the music to put everything in perspective. Neil Young + Daniel Lanois = Awesome. ITUNES: http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/le-noise-deluxe-version/id393716373 And, for those who may have missed it, this awesome post from http://adland.tv: http://adland.tv/content/brand-banners-pirate-sites-whose-fault-it-anyway Neil Young Exploited by Ford, Cooper Mini, Target, State Farm, Adobe, Alaska… Continue reading The Making of Le Noise: the new album from Neil Young (9-14-10)

Hey Tom Waits! Who’s That Bandido Ripping You Off Now? … Wendy’s, Yahoo, BMW, Mitt Romney, Adobe, Cadillac, LG, Target, Westin Hotels, Priceline, Hyatt Hotels, Weight Watchers, VISA, State Farm, Mini Cooper, ADT Security…

Remember the bad old days of the music business of yore? When sleazy cigar chomping gangsters would give an old bluesman $20 for a song? Later when that song became a hit, the old bluesman discovered that he had signed away all his rights to that song for 20 bucks. And the gangsters kept all… Continue reading Hey Tom Waits! Who’s That Bandido Ripping You Off Now? … Wendy’s, Yahoo, BMW, Mitt Romney, Adobe, Cadillac, LG, Target, Westin Hotels, Priceline, Hyatt Hotels, Weight Watchers, VISA, State Farm, Mini Cooper, ADT Security…