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Another Reason for American Record Labels to Fret PDF Print E-mail
Music News
Written by John James   
Tuesday, 07 January 2003 18:00
• Do you feel like starting your own record label, boasting an artist lineup that includes Elvis Presley, Ella Fitzgerald, and Maria Callas? A recent New York Times article by Anthony Tommasini has brought to light another weakness in the American record industry’s armor – the upcoming tide of European import CDs that take advantage of Europe’s copyright-protection laws that put recordings into the public domain after only 50 years.

 
Three Cover Albums Soar in 2002 PDF Print E-mail
Music News
Written by John James   
Monday, 23 December 2002 18:00
With the rolling wheels of the record industry grinding down for a holiday break, here are more of my picks for the best of 2002. Best Spoken Word CD of the Year: Paul Krassner – Irony Lives! (Artemis Records) Recorded earlier this year in the post-September 11 dialogue, this thinking-man’s comedy release comes from the fertile and skewed mind of the co-founder of the Youth International Party (Yippies) and all-around muckraker, a nail among the balloons of government and the media elite.

 
The Best Music of 2002 You Might Not Have Heard PDF Print E-mail
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Monday, 23 December 2002 18:00
You know the big stories of 2002: Eminem is the King of Most Media. The White Stripes, The Strokes, The Vines, and The Hives are cool (or at least music magazines think so). Springsteen can still matter (or at least newsmagazines think so).

 
iMusic One of 2002’s Music Highlights PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 17 December 2002 18:00
What a season under the cult of celebrity! Moby takes a beating, Lisa Marie Presley is single again, David Lee Roth is suing Van Halen, and Kid Rock is firing guns with Carson Daly on TV. Any assorted boyhood home of Eminem sets off a multi-million-dollar bidding war on eBay’s real-estate site! Future Slim Shady Gracelands are popping up all over gritty Michigan hamlets.

 
Big Steps Forward for a Playful Quartet PDF Print E-mail
Feature Stories
Tuesday, 17 December 2002 18:00
The big attraction at Saturday’s show at RIBCO will be the Grammy-winning acid-jazz outfit Liquid Soul, but the opening act is a fresh breeze that should appeal to fans of both jazz and hip hop. The J.

 
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