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An Interview with Julian Lennon

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Julian Lennon is a songwriter and artist.  He is the son of the Beatles’ phenomenal John Lennon.A rather daunting act to follow.Nevertheless, Julian burst upon the music scene in 1984 with two Top-Ten singles, “Valotte” and “Too Late for Goodbyes” from his debut album Valotte.  The album was Grammy-nominated for Best New Artist.  Three more albums followed, and then, in 1998, Julian took a break from the music industry.Last year, Julian released his first full album in more than a decade.  The album, Everything Changes, was followed … [Read more...]

An Interview With Cary Sherman – Part 1

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RIAA’s Cary Sherman talks the Industry, Piracy, the DMCA, Google, Internet Radio, Terrestrial Performance Right in Sound Recordings, the Cultural Divide, and more.Recording Industry Association of America CEO Cary Sherman has been in the music industry for forty roller-coaster years. And now, Part 1.In reading the interview, if you prefer to skip to Sherman’s take on a particular subject, please click the desired link, below. Or, just enjoy the read.Audio clips are interspersed throughout.Contents The Record Industry – Then … [Read more...]

Intelligentsia Round-Up – Net Neutrality

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Should ISPs like Verizon and ATT be able to command price-tiering of online services, as well as other types of discriminatory and blocking behavior? Would the results be helpful or hopeless for the creative community?A Federal Court very recently struck down the FCC’s “Open Internet Order,” paving the way for renewed debate about the highly controversial issue of Net Neutrality. Complexity reigns, propaganda abounds, but who are the real winners and losers, if this ruling remains intact?Below, you will find some insightful, layered, and … [Read more...]

An Interview with Garry Schyman

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Award-winning game composer Garry Schyman began his scoring career with hit TV series such as “Magnum, P.I.” and “The A-Team.” He went on to score more TV, feature films, and, of course, video games, most recently garnering critical acclaim for his score for “BioShock Infinite,” including best soundtrack for a video game for 2013 by Game Trailers.MI spoke with Garry Schyman, who is on the Board of the Society of Composers & Lyricists (SCL), about the art and business of game composing, foreign royalties, consent decrees, and more.In … [Read more...]