April 4th, 2013 by Justin Colletti
A couple of weeks ago, a good friend watched her laptop’s screen in horror, as a complete stranger began uploading her entire concert from the night before onto YouTube.
She hadn’t seen this unknown cameraman, filming from the middle of the audience with a shaky, low-res cell-phone camera and capturing … Read More
January 19th, 2012 by Justin Colletti
Thanks to yesterday’s high-profile blackouts of Wikipedia, Reddit, and others more Americans are familiar with the Stop Online Piracy Act than ever before.
Dozens of websites went dark yesterday to protest the SOPA and Protect IP (PIPA) bills.
If you’re still confused as to what the fuss is about and … Read More
November 19th, 2011 by David Weiss
Licensing for online media saw an important evolution this past August when the National Music Publishers Association (NMPA) and YouTube’s parent company, Google, settled an NMPA lawsuit. The resulting settlement paved the way for increased efficiencies for UGC (User Generated Content) to use and legally license copyrighted music … Read More
April 20th, 2011 by Mark Hermann
There’s an awesome little book I want to hip you to. It’s one that every musician, artist, and otherwise driven creative person should read, and then keep close for reference when the chips of inspiration are down.
This will remind you why you decided to ever create in the first … Read More
April 3rd, 2011 by George Walker Petit
I ride the 6 train sometimes, and it’s loud. The New York subway experience is degrading and filthy at worst, just plain noisy and jarring at best. Part of the NYC gig.
Now hear this: George Petit Walker is phoning your head.
I also attend a neighborhood gym, and often … Read More