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Music Streaming Site Grooveshark Wins Discovery Hearing vs. Universal Music Group

Posted in legal, mp3, recording industry with tags , , , , on June 11, 2010 by thirteenburn

According to an article posted on, internet start-up Escape, owners of the streaming site won an important ruling in which discovery will be shared by both sides in the case, which should level the playing field in terms of monetary outlay via each sides lawyers.

Thanks to The Music Industry Report for the click-thru.


New Pearl Jam Tune Leaked

Posted in mp3, new music with tags , , , , on June 10, 2010 by thirteenburn

According to the website, a new tune from Pearl Jam was posted on the bands record label website, (when going to the site, a login request came up) and thus, released to the rest of the world via the ‘net.

We’re not exactly sure who Pete is, but he just posted a song online on behalf of Pearl Jam’s manager Kelly Curtis. A Pearl Jam song. An unreleased one. Called Better Days. I suppose it wouldn’t hurt if we listened, too. A few minutes ago it was posted here, with the message “Gary, Kelly wanted you to hear this please give it a listen.”

That’s all we know. Rumor has it this is a b-side from Backspacer… or the self-titled album. No one claims to be sure it’s from the Riot Act sessions. But we kinda like it.

Update, sort of: For whatever it’s worth, Johnny thinks this recording is much newer than the Riot Act sessions.

Thanks to for the click-thru…

Slash Solo Album Streamed Online

Posted in general, mp3, news with tags , , on April 2, 2010 by thirteenburn

Excellent news for Slash fans: his upcoming self-titled solo effort is being streamed online via‘s website, in advance of the upcoming May 10th release date.


Slash’s forthcoming solo album has been made available to stream online.

The self-titled solo record, which is released on May 10, features several guests including Black Eyed Peas’ Fergie, Ozzy Osbourne, Chris Cornell, Wolfmother’s Andrew Stockdale and Lemmy of Motorhead.

Slash tracklist:

‘Ghost’ (featuring Ian Astbury)
‘Beautiful Dangerous’ (featuring Fergie)
‘Nothing To Say’ (featuring M Shadows)
‘Crucify The Dead’ (featuring Ozzy Osbourne)
‘Promise’ (featuring Chris Cornell)
‘By The Sword’ (featuring Andrew Stockdale)
‘Doctor Alibi’ (featuring Lemmy)
‘Saint Is A Sinner Too’ (featuring Rocco De Luca)
‘Watch This’ (featuring Dave Grohl and Duff McKagan)
‘I Hold On’ (featuring Kid Rock)
‘Gotten’ (featuring Adam Levine)
‘We’re All Gonna Die’ (featuring Iggy Pop)
‘Starlight’ (featuring Myles Kennedy)

I just finished listening to the album and it’s one Hell of a record. I won’t go too much into detail, mostly because the music is still sinking in, but it’s by far his strongest solo work to date.

I also did a cursory search for possible upcoming tour dates and as of March 31st – found via – what appears to be a tentative set of dates is posted as follows:

04/08 – Los Angeles, CA: CLUB NOKIA Revolver Golden Gods
05/22 – Atlantic City NJ: The Music Box @ Borgata SOLD OUT
05/23 – Columbus Ohio: Rock On The Range
05/30 – Landgraaf,Netherlands: Pinkpop Festival Pinkpop
06/11-13 – Nickelsdorf, Austria: Nova Rock Nova Rock (Date TBD)
06/19 – Clisson, France: Hellfest Hellfest
08/07 – Osaka Japan: Summersonic Summersonic

Again, these dates were posted on a Guns ‘N’ Roses fansite/forum and therefore unconfirmed, but I would imagine that they are in fact, correct. I would also imagine that more dates will be added, dependent of course on ticket sales for the aforementioned shows. Should that be the case and more dates are added, I will post them here as soon as I can.


.mp3? Meet MusicDNA

Posted in mp3, news with tags , , on March 11, 2010 by thirteenburn

According to, one of the developers responsible for the .mp3 file format has developed a new file format that can be used for anything from music to blogs, to artwork and even video applications.

The new file, MusicDNA, can include things like lyrics, videos, artwork and blog posts, which will continually be updated, as well as the music.

I wonder how the RIAA is viewing this latest development?

“And the recording industry still can’t figure out why they’re going bankrupt” – me

The Pot Calling The Kettle Black

Posted in mp3, news, recording industry with tags , , , , , , , , on March 11, 2010 by thirteenburn

OK, grant it: this is an old story, now close to some three-plus months old, but I hadn’t seen it before and thought I’d repost it.

The fine website,, posted a story back in December, describing the incredible double standard of the recording industry as it pertains to their collective ideology towards “compensation for copy-written material” as it pertains to their labels and their artists, and yet BMG, EMI, Sony, Universal Music and Warner Music Group all owe monies to other artists not affiliated with their labels and are being sued for it.

While the major record labels were dragging file-sharers and BitTorrent sites to court for copyright infringement, they were themselves being sued by a conglomerate of artists for exactly the same offenses. Warner, Sony BMG, EMI and Universal face up to $6 billion in damages for pirating a massive 300,000 tracks.

The unparalleled (save for this country’s political “leadership”) intellectual dishonesty of the recording industry is simply mind-numbing.

“And the recording industry still can’t figure out why they’re going bankrupt.” – me