there’s a movie about Wal-Mart, which sounds interesting, almost immediately by definition. :) it’s premiering in san francisco on november 2.
**AA salaries: RIAA: President Cary Sherman: $1.13 million CEO Mitch Bainwol: $908,848 The MPAA folks didn’t do too shabby either: Jack Valenti: $1.4 million Executive VP Simon Barsky $380,351 Executive VP William Murray $379,559
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while the RIAA is pondering their RICO defense, i’d like to note they sued a dead woman a few months back: The Associated Press reported that the RIAA identified Gertrude Walton as a prolific file sharer known as “smittenedkitten”. Accusing her of illegally trading music over the internet, the lawsuit was apparently filed more than […]
there are a bunch of ways to analyze and recommend music. shazam, which uses acoustic fingerprinting to recognize songs based on 15-second excerpts transpose’s goombah and the indy project, which use collaborative filtering to recommend music music plasma, an interactive flash application which illustrates (perceived) relationships between artists. hit song science, which predicts where or […]
Canadian Immigration Minister Joe Volpe has expensive taste and poor judgment: A day after failing to explain how he had managed to spend C$138 on pizza for two, Canadian Immigration Minister Joe Volpe was roasted in Parliament on Wednesday for spending C$207 on pizza for three people at the same establishment. Volpe charged both meals […]
the bands hate the “copy controlled” pseudo-CDs as much as you do: Now, in the most bizarre turn yet in the record industry’s piracy struggles, stars Dave Matthews Band, Foo Fighters and Switchfoot — and even Sony BMG, when the label gets complaints — are telling fans how they can beat the system. … A […]
Salon notices many other countries have decent bandwidth for less than we pay for the craptacular SBC service here: Next time you sit down to pay your cable-modem or DSL bill, consider this: Most Japanese consumers can get an Internet connection that’s 16 times faster than the typical American DSL line for a mere $22 […]
‘No-fly’ action takes pilot’s job: Cape Air pilot Robert Gray said he feels like he’s living a nightmare. … When Gray showed up for work a couple of weeks ago, he said Cape Air told him the government had placed him on its no-fly list, making it impossible for him to do his job. Gray, […]
Nutjob at Wal-Mart photo lab calls secret service on high school art project: Selina Jarvis is the chair of the social studies department at Currituck County High School in North Carolina, and she is not used to having the Secret Service question her or one of her students. But that’s what happened on September 20. […]