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(Gawker)   Band posts a completely silent album to Spotify. Fans to stream it while they sleep, netting band $20k in royalties. Spotify: "It seems derivative of John Cage's work"   (gawker.com) divider line 30
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2014-05-08 06:07:03 PM  
 
2014-05-08 06:26:07 PM  
They better be careful. Cage has been known to file copyright infringement lawsuits about that piece
 
2014-05-08 07:11:27 PM  
what if modern music worked like modern art?
 
2014-05-08 07:33:48 PM  
img.fark.net
 
2014-05-08 07:40:14 PM  

charlesmartel11235: what if modern music worked like modern art?


You've never heard Yoko Ono?

Also, congratulations Gawker and Fark for picking up on a story that my local AM station reported on months ago.
 
2014-05-08 07:47:59 PM  
I checked on Spotify, and it looks like they already have quite a bit of music there.  Why not just have fans stream that music with the volume off and not be such an obvious scam?
 
2014-05-08 08:04:45 PM  

uknesvuinng: I checked on Spotify, and it looks like they already have quite a bit of music there.  Why not just have fans stream that music with the volume off and not be such an obvious scam?


It's a protest against Spotify for preventing any musical artists from creating their own streaming service that gives artists a better rate. Or something.

/srsly Mick - why don't you do this?
 
2014-05-08 08:16:42 PM  
wa-da-tah to the shama cow for Pootie Tang reference, leaving  a cama cama leepa-chaiii, dig?
 
2014-05-08 08:27:27 PM  
That's 20 million plays. Not happening.
 
2014-05-08 08:28:39 PM  
So how can you tell when it's over?
 
2014-05-08 08:34:38 PM  
juliacastorp.files.wordpress.com
 
2014-05-08 08:44:01 PM  
It's been done.

upload.wikimedia.org
 
2014-05-08 08:50:18 PM  

ArkAngel: They better be careful. Cage has been known to file copyright infringement lawsuits about that piece


He's also been known known to uppercut your head clean off.
 
2014-05-08 09:21:58 PM  
FTFA
The band's fanbase is small-about 1,000 or so-and Spotify's royalty rate is only $.007 a stream, but the overnight plays began to add up.
Fans played the album nightly, each generating up to $3 as they slept, according to an interview in Vice. Spotify soon owed Vulfpeck a $20,000 royalty check.


Uh, none of that happened
 
2014-05-08 10:20:57 PM  

chitownmike: FTFA
The band's fanbase is small-about 1,000 or so-and Spotify's royalty rate is only $.007 a stream, but the overnight plays began to add up.
Fans played the album nightly, each generating up to $3 as they slept, according to an interview in Vice. Spotify soon owed Vulfpeck a $20,000 royalty check.


Uh, none of that happened



Later on, Peter discovers that a misplaced decimal point caused the virus to steal $305,326.13
 
2014-05-08 10:27:26 PM  

fusillade762: Track 15


Derivative  4 33 (what subby alluded to).  RIAA is gunna sue those bastards, the copyright on silence expires in 2047.
 
2014-05-08 10:55:57 PM  

ongbok: [img.fark.net image 225x225]


TURN THAT NOISE DOWN, DAMMIT!

/Pootie knows what Pootie do!
 
2014-05-08 10:56:32 PM  
i.imgur.com
 
2014-05-09 12:19:06 AM  

MrHappyRotter: [i.imgur.com image 400x300]


Amazon just patented that
 
2014-05-09 01:08:31 AM  
Is Spotify still a "thing" ?
 
2014-05-09 03:47:52 AM  
Silence music's original alternative

/that better not be obscure
 
2014-05-09 06:43:20 AM  

DeltaPunch: ongbok: [img.fark.net image 225x225]

TURN THAT NOISE DOWN, DAMMIT!

/Pootie knows what Pootie do!


See, my damie, Pootie Tang don't wa-da-tah to the shama cow... 'cause thats a cama cama leepa-chaiii, dig?
 
2014-05-09 07:28:53 AM  
Is this the cover?
www.israbox.com
 
2014-05-09 07:45:59 AM  
 
2014-05-09 08:52:06 AM  

andyofne: Later on, Peter discovers that a misplaced decimal point caused the virus to steal $305,326.13


I always mess up some mundane detail!
 
2014-05-09 09:09:09 AM  

WhyteRaven74: Silence music's original alternative

/that better not be obscure


Meh, I just heard about this new band that's not even together.
 
2014-05-09 11:03:44 AM  

ArkAngel: They better be careful. Cage has been known to file copyright infringement lawsuits about that piece


I'd use the Vanilla Ice defense.  "It's not the same thing.  See, his goes '...'  but mine goes '.....'.  It's totally different."
 
2014-05-09 11:55:50 AM  

Hawnkee: See, my damie, Pootie Tang don't wa-da-tah to the shama cow... 'cause thats a cama cama leepa-chaiii, dig?


*sounds of angry punching noises and non-hilarity ensue*
 
2014-05-09 12:57:39 PM  

WhyteRaven74: Silence music's original alternative

/that better not be obscure


Came here to post something related to that song.  Well played.

"I feel stupid...and contagious."
 
2014-05-09 03:00:36 PM  

FumblingTowardsSanity: WhyteRaven74: Silence music's original alternative

/that better not be obscure

Came here to post something related to that song.  Well played.

"I feel stupid...and contagious."


Yeah, yeah. Take it back to Athens.
 
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