Music Fraternity In Catch-22 Situation Over Royalty

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Accordingly, the music composer and song writer are now the first owners, but they can also assign their rights to a producer or music label. A composer, on condition of anonymity, says, “This is like a Catch-22 situation. We can’t begin work until we sign an agreement. And, if we do, then we risk being banned by the association. Besides, some producers are saying that they’re under pressure from the companies to get their agreements signed before they purchase the music rights.” The way forward, feels Tandon, is for both the parties to sit together and sort it out.
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Music and Nightlife Capewide: Nov. 29 to Dec. 5

But for what it’s worth, I’m siding with YAAM as my favorite nightclub in Berlin, which is the best nightclub city on Earth right now. I was over there visiting an ex-patriated old friend and full-time Berliner musician. While making our nightlife plans, he admitted he had mixed emotions about techno-tourist spots such as Weekend and Berghain that, while essential to contemporary dance music, are kind of overwhelming and an emotional rollercoster to actually enter. Plus, it was roughly 25 degrees at night, and I was woefully underpacked to be standing in line for three hours outside a spot such as Tresor . PHOTOS: Concerts by The Times Fortunately, there’s also a whole world of Berliner weirdo spots, with all the upside of those classic places (excellent sound systems, an anything-goes ambience), but that don’t require making it past the iron gates of Sven Marquardt . YAAM had absolutely everything a music-hunting, scene-averse tourist could want: German/Jamaican rastas fist-bumping you on the way in through a vast yard cordoned from the street by a graffiti-doused section of the Berlin Wall; an ad hoc shack called “Cool Runnings” slinging vegan food and mulled wine — a perfect way to batter the cold wind off the Spree; a DJ playing spooky, soulful trap and dancehall mixes through a sound system that rivaled the bass at Low End Theory (even tin shack dives in Berlin have perfectly calibrated low ends). The bartender noted that the first drink is the most expensive because they donate an extra Euro to the volunteer DJ and the club’s activist programs (which still rang up a pint of Berliner Kindl at around $3); fliers touting big shows for up-and-coming dancehaller Chronixx and classics such as the Skatalites; and a giant sign hangs outside that homophobia — long a scourge of Jamaican music — will not be tolerated in the slightest. If you’re in Berlin, it’s totally valid to seek out the heavyweight clubs of dance music. But it’s also refreshing to know that off the techno-tourist trail is a whole world of global-village blowup spots where instead of a steely-eyed gatekeeper, there’s a double first-bump and a mug of hot wine waiting for you inside.
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YouTube set for ‘Music Pass’ subscription, app code reveals

Follow @nickhide (Credit: YouTube) YouTube looks set to introduce an ad-free subscription service called “Music Pass,” according to strings of code hidden in its new Android app, YouTube 5.3. The code, which was excavated by the blog Android Police , apparently reveals these forthcoming options: Background music to keep playing while you use other apps. Uninterrupted playback — so no ads. Offline play so you can watch videos and listen to music away from Wi-Fi without devouring your data allowance. Further code hints that you’ll be able to download a whole playlist to watch offline, and choose which definition the video is saved as, while uploaders will be able to specify their videos can’t be watched offline. There’s no indication as to whether all YouTube videos will be available, or just music.
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Berlin’s most fun music venue is a Jamaican bar with a fake beach

Concert photos by the L.A. Times

5 Events Calendar Posted Nov 29, 2013 @ 06:29 AM CAPE COD Grand Cru Wine Bar Cape Codder Resort, 1225 Iyannough Road (Route 132), Hyannis, 888-297-2200. Live music Friday and Saturday, 8 p.m. Nov. 29: Bart Weisman Jazz Group featuring Carol Wyeth. Nov.
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