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The Overdub Tampering Committee

Armed with an idea, a hastily written manifesto, a press release, and some software to disguise my computer's IP address, I was able to raise the question, "How do you know that what you're illegally downloading is the actual music it claims to be?" This
How a group of Boston musicians exacted their weird price from the world of online music sharing — without actually doing a thing
By RYAN WALSH  |  February 17, 2012
This week in the Phoenix: Dark fiber, tween murderers, and spectral surf rock

This week in the Phoenix: Dark fiber, tween murderers, and spectral surf rock


Another week at the Phoenix, another issue crammed with information -- specifically, The Information (but not that The Information).Plus, Carly Carioli explains net neutrality in...
By Alec Ernest  |  April 10, 2011
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The Royally Screwed Tenenbaum

After more than seven years and dozens of petitions, motions, and court appearances, the title fight over the future of music washed up on the South Boston waterfront this week.
Sharing is caring
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  April 08, 2011
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The Big Hurt: Soundgarden's platinum shenanigans

Platinum shenanigans
Plus more music news in brief
By DAVID THORPE  |  October 01, 2010
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The recording industry vs. free speech

Download of Nonsense
This past week, US District Judge Nancy Gertner granted the industry's request to postpone the trial, originally scheduled to begin January 22, until February 24.
By KYLE SMEALLIE AND HARVEY SILVERGLATE  |  February 04, 2009
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Various Artists | Money Will Ruin Everything

Asked to describe his label Rune Grammofon's output, Rune Kristoffersen uncomfortably offers, "It's typically somewhere between improvised, electronic, contemporary . . . ," before fading off.
Rune Grammofon (2009)
By DEVIN KING  |  February 03, 2009


Bizarre signs of concern, and a bright spot or two


First up, what about this whole Leon Panetta as CIA director thing? On the good side, he's a civilia...
By Jeff Inglis  |  January 07, 2009
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Fleecing, stealing, shilling, and sucking with impunity

Over the busy holiday season, a tremendous wealth of worthless music-news tidbits slipped through the cracks, unnoticed by a lethargic, goose-sated America.
The Big Hurt: Music news in brief
By DAVID THORPE  |  January 06, 2009
Congress Hates Independent Music

Congress Hates Independent Music


Image of how the independent music industry should feel about the Bush administration courtesy o...
By Chris Faraone  |  October 14, 2008
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Plunder, pillage, and profit

When Napster, invented by a Northeastern freshman, threw the music industry into chaos in 1999, Steve Jobs didn’t panic. He saw an opportunity.
A provocative new book suggests big business could learn from piracy and youth culture
By MIKE MILIARD  |  January 16, 2008
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Get it while you can

A couple of months ago, a man with the screen name x-amount logged on to  Recidivism.org , the blog he maintains with a few of his friends, and made a pronouncement.
Will sites like YouTube and The Hype Machine go the route of Napster?
By MIKE MILIARD  |  June 12, 2006