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SoundNotion 94: Rocco’s Modern Life

On SoundNotion, Tod Machover collaborates with 2.6 million, the RSC to reform copyright for the public good, (no wait) the RSC wimps out over copyright reform, the Internet Radio Fairness Act draws opinions and Anthony Tommasini wants your special moments.


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SoundNotion 10: Copyright Radius

Topics include the DSO’s latest musician loss, how not to use social media, the YouTube symphony, copyrighting pi, and more.


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  • The Detroit Symphony Orchestra loses it’s principal flutist to another orchestra.
  • Leonard Liebowitz, attorney for the DSO musicians, is in a bit of a sticky wicket.
  • omg! could somebody plz teach the dso how to use social media like grown-ups? dont make me lol.
  • Speaking of social media, Michael Tilson Thomas conducted the YouTube Symphony Orchestra at the Sydney Opera House.
  • The St. Paul Chamber Orchestra is calling out NEA Chair Rocco Landesman and disproving his “supply and demand” argument.
  • There’s a bit of a copyright fracas over musical expressions of pi (yes, that π).
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SoundNotion – Episode 6 “No, really, it’s final.”

Topics include the Detroit Symphony’s big cancellation, NEA budget cuts, controversial remarks from the NEA chair and Kennedy Center president, Michael Daugherty’s Grammy, Anna Nicole up in Lights, Radiohead’s new album, Spider-Man’s broadway spectacle, and more.


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  • Detroit Symphony musicians reject the DSO’s final final offer.
  • Congress passes deep budget cuts to the National Endowment for the Arts.
  • NEA Chairperson Rocco Landesman may not think that’s such a bad idea; he said there’s too much art already.
  • The Kennedy Center’s Michael Kaiser thinks we just aren’t making art that’s any good.
  • Michael Daugherty and the Nashville Symphony had a good night at last week’s Grammy Awards.
  • Mark-Anthony Turnage’s opera Anna Nicole makes waves at the Royal Opera House in London.
  • Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark is getting its share of reviews while still in previews on Broadway.
  • Radiohead is trying yet another new distribution model with their new album The King of Limbs.
  • Composer Helmut Lachenmann is honored for his body of work with a big, fat check.
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