The Longest Now


Homeless vocalist Sung-bong Choi brings down the house, leaving no eye dry
Wednesday September 19th 2012, 5:17 pm
Filed under: Glory, glory, glory,international

Painfully awesome.



Amanda Palmer on the subtleties of pride for working artists
Sunday September 16th 2012, 9:51 pm
Filed under: gustatory,meta,poetic justice,popular demand

A great multi-sided discussion from the AFP blog, with at least three incompatible views worth considering (and unifying in one moral code, if you’re looking for a challenge).  

How should artists set expectations for how large popular shows and venues play out, when they each draw on dozens of performers, from pick-up –> auditioned one-night –> well-known drop-ins from past collabs –> long-term tour staff?



Musical ethics: In defense of free music, Shaw and Masnick shine
Thursday June 28th 2012, 3:16 pm
Filed under: Glory, glory, glory,international,metrics

A recent kerfuffle about music sharing, free culture, and direct support of artists began on NPR and ended on TechDirt.

Last month, Bob Boilen wrote “I Just Deleted All My Music” for NPR’s All Songs Considered blog; to which summer intern Emily White replied last week “I Never Owned Any Music To Begin With“.  Trichordist’s David Lowery shot off a ranting Letter to Emily White that was a viral hit.

Finally, Zac Shaw of mediapocalypse wrote “In Defense of Free Music“, an eloquent explanation of Free Culture ideals and commitment to supporting artists. And culturist and summation genius Mike Masnick has the last word, wrapping up the discussion and aftermath.




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