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MASIF SATURDAYS presents FOCUS: S DEE [30.08.2014]




This week we FOCUS on one of the long time local heroes of the HARDER STYLES in SYDNEY...S DEE! Having been one of the pioneers of the HARDSTYLE movement in this great city and having achieved international acclaim with his productions it's overdue for this TRANSMISSION / MAGIC CITY / DEFQON main stage regular received a peak time solo set at the HOME OF THE HARDER STYLES...MASIF SATURDAYS! We hope you can join us for another quality show! See you on the dancefloor!
DJs: S DEE, THE STRANGERZ, STEVE HILL, SUAE, ALTERIOR MOTIVZ, PULSAR, HARDFORZE, MATRIX, MC D, MICKY D, NOMAD, MUTE, BACK TO BASICS, BEN PENFOLD, MIXXIE, DUPLEX, MECHANIC, ERIC LIU, HARMONIC DISTORTION, DARCY, MC NAPSTA,

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This week we FOCUS on one of the long time local heroes of the HARDER STYLES in SYDNEY...S DEE! Having been one of the pioneers of the HARDSTYLE movement in this great city and having achieved international acclaim with his productions it's overdue for this TRANSMISSION / MAGIC CITY / DEFQON main stage regular received a peak time solo set at the HOME OF THE HARDER STYLES...MASIF SATURDAYS!

We hope you can join us for another quality show!

See you on the dancefloor!

MASIF ARENA:
S DEE (90 MINUTE EXCLUSIVE 'FOCUS' SET)
!!!SURPRISE GUEST!!!
THE STRANGERZ
STEVE HILL
SUAE
ALTERIOR MOTIVZ
PULSAR
HARDFORZE
MATRIX
Hosted by: MC D

MASIF HARDER STYLES ARENA:
MICKY D
NOMAD
[ACT]MUTE
BACK TO BASICS
BEN PENFOLD
[ACT]MIXXIE
DUPLEX
MECHANIC
ERIC LIU
HARMONIC DISTORTION
DARCY
Hosted by: MC NAPSTA

"Because the Home of Harder Styles is MASIF!"

ENTRY INFO:
- DOORS OPEN: 10PM
- VIP GUESTLIST: (before Midnight)
- GENERAL:
- NEW LOCKOUTS in SYDNEY CBD! ENTRY b4 1:30AM!!!
- VENUE CLOSES: 5:00AM

SPACE DRESS CODE:
No gym gear. No track pants. No gym shorts. No caps.
No drawstring shorts. No Singlets. 3/4 length pants are fine. Come to party!
If in doubt, we recommend you make a little more effort.
The dress code isn't strict but there are limits.
Don't miss out on a Great Night out because you look too casual.

FACEBOOK:
Masif Events
Masif Saturdays
Hard Dance Sydney

MASIF SATURDAYS LINK:
www.masif.org
www.youtube.com/masifsaturdays

S DEE LINKS:
www.s-dee.com.au
www.facebook.com/sdeemusic
www.twitter.com/S_DEE
www.soundcloud.com/sdeemusic
www.youtube.com/user/SDEEDJ
Instagram: sdeemedia

S DEE BIO:
Simon Dilosa aka S DEE (Born 1986), is hailed as one of the biggest Hardstyle Talents in Australia. At a young age he was surrounded by music; his father was a professional musician for 30 years. While growing up he was shown how to play the drums & piano. By the age of 16 he started getting involved with Electronic music.

S DEE started his own Radio show in 2001 hosting one of the only Harddance stations on local radio, inviting guests from all around Australia. From this moment he gained a cult following which led him into the club/rave scene.

His passion for music and djing exploded when he stood behind the decks for the first time, playing out to hundreds of people. Since that first taste back at the start of 2004, S DEE has played at hundreds if not thousands of events, which include Defqon.1 Australia all years since it's been running which includes main stage, and not to mention almost every harddance club/rave/festival that has ever been thrown in Sydney Australia.

S Dee has also travelled all around Australia, The Netherlands & Malaysia to showcase his talent.
S Dee Is considered as one of Australia?s most finest Hardstyle DJ?s & Producers, In 2008, 2009 & 2012 S Dee was in the top 50 DJ's in the whole of Australia!

S DEE has had support all over the world from artists such as Headhunterz, Code Black, D-Block & S-Te-Fan, Toneshifterz, Scope DJ, A-Lusion, Brennan Heart, Kutski, Dj Isaac & Da Tweekaz just to name a few.

With almost 10 years involved in the harddance scene S Dee has now joined a well-known and respected label Brennan Heart Music which he will now release his solo productions.

With immense knowledge of Early Hardstyle & Current Hardstyle Simon plays a range of new & old with an enthusiastic performance to make sure the party goers leave the party never forgetting the name S DEE.

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Starts:
Saturday 30th August, 2014 @ 10:00 PM


Location:

Space, 127 Liverpool St., Sydney






Super Warehouse Gaming Party




Joypad presents: Super Warehouse Gaming Party! Extended Play Edition

Here at Joypad we strongly believe in the adage that you either go hard or go home. With that in mind, this month?s #superwarehouse will be a 10 hour gaming/dancing/partying BEHEMOTH of a shindig with DOUBLE THE GAMES and DOUBLE THE TUNAGE. As even the most hardened party animals need refreshment - we?ll be providing barbecued goodness in our courtyard throughout the day.

A special event deserves some very special guests. Keep your eyes peeled for our biggest musical and gaming headliners yet...
SUPER WAREHOUSE GAMING PARTY!" is a party in a warehouse crammed wall to wall with games (and a dance floor). It?s super.

PLAY YOUR FAVOURITE GAMES from our library of legit retro carts (via our live voting system). We have over 600 games across 4 generations of classic consoles - all housed in our beautiful custom made ?Joypods?. Check out 5 unreleased Indie gems from the buzziest devs around and take on the ever looming spectre of 2 player destroyer-of-friendships, "Nidhogg", on a massive projector.

DANCE YOUR BUNS OFF to the best gaming inspired DJs and live chip tune acts around.
TAKE SUP from our fully loaded bar.

All of our equipment is 100% authentic. No emulators, no pirated software, no fakery of any kind! From the consoles, to the controllers, to the sound and pictures from our B&O CRT TVs. This is retro gaming as you remember it (or maybe even better!)

This event is 18+, ID required.

Category: Nightlife

Afternoon session: £5, Evening session: £10, Extended play session: £12.50,
Booking




Starts:
Saturday 13th September, 2014 @ 2:00 PM


Location:

Oval Space, 29-32 The Oval, London, E2 9DT, UK






Spin




Hard House & Hard Trance from the Spin Crew & Guests
DJs: Macey, Monique, Macloud, Simon Black, Decem Holen, Mad Theo, Ped & Pete

SPIN is back at the 414 Club on the 2nd Friday Night of every month.

The SPIN Resident DJs and their special guests will be stylishly blending a fusion of Old Skool Hard Dance and Trance flavours with the latest cutting edge productions and new releases.

Resident DJs will play alongside this months special guest DJs,

So isn?t it time you had another big night at 414, Kick start your weekend at SPIN!! £10 Entry / £8 Guestlist B4 1am.
Email names to spinhard@outlook.com for guestlist

Spot ya on the dancefloor

£10 Entry / £8 Guestlist B4 1am




Starts:
Friday 12th September, 2014 @ 11:00 PM


Location:

Club 414, 414 Coldharbour Lane, London, SW9 8LF






BE: Formative




BE: Formative on Aug 29.
DJs: Formative

BE: Formative
FRI 29 AUGUST
ZOUK

Put your hands up for the return of the one true night when you can just BE. Conceptualised and helmed by Zouk?s very own FORMATIVE, this is a night that?s been growing from strength to strength. Having conquered dance floors the world over from Ultra Music Festival Korea to Green Valley Brazil and Space Ibiza in 2013, this is the night when FORMATIVE will show you how to lose yourself to the bangers and belters that?ll sweep you off your feet! Prepare yourselves for full-on, hands-in-the-air, epic tunes from the get-go; capable of disarming the most hardened cynics in attendance! If you like artistes like Nicky Romero and Alesso and love future classics from the likes of TJR and Hard Rock Sofa, you?ll BE right at home here, alongside the music and his very own mash-up edits of everything from House to Electro to Progressive and even Trap that FORMATIVE will specially play to spice up the night

Zouk admission on 29 August for non-members (incl 2 drinks): /

www.facebook.com/djformative
www.twitter.com/djformative
www.soundcloud.com/formative
www.instagram.com/formative

Booking: http://atnd.it/14803-0

Category: Nightlife

Ladies , Men
Website




Starts:
Friday 29th August, 2014 @ 11:00 PM


Location:

Zouk, 17 Jiak Kim Street, Singapore, 169420, Singapore






Spin




Hard House & Hard Trance from the Spin Crew & Guests
DJs: Dan Andres, Macey, Simon Black, Decem Holen

SPIN is back at the 414 Club on the 2nd Friday Night of every month.

The SPIN Resident DJs and their special guests will be stylishly blending a fusion of Old Skool Hard Dance and Trance flavours with the latest cutting edge productions and new releases.

Resident DJs will play alongside this months special guest DJs,

So isn?t it time you had another big night at 414, Kick start your weekend at SPIN!! £10 Entry / £8 Guestlist B4 1am.
Email names to spinhard@outlook.com for guestlist

Spot ya on the dancefloor

£10 Entry / £8 Guestlist B4 1am




Starts:
Friday 10th October, 2014 @ 11:00 PM


Location:

Club 414, 414 Coldharbour Lane, London, SW9 8LF






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2 months ago
Frantic Sydney presents Paul Glazby @ EMotion




On Nov 15 2014 we bring to you the fourth in our series ?Up Close and Personal? and are VERY excited to present UK Hard House legend Paul Glazby!
DJs: Paul Glazby, Steve Hill, Yoshi, Micky D, The Lab Rats, Cheesey Jim, Torbynik, Raissa, Scruby, Aron Chiarella

In our 13th year Frantic Sydney & The E-Motion Boat Party will play host to one of the absolute biggest names in
the Hard House scene.

Paul Glazby

The man behind Vicious Circle Recordings.

A name synonymous with the global Hard House scene.

A legend within the UK Hard House and NRG scene? Paul Glazby has headlined at numerous events across the entire globe. With Australia being one of his biggest fan bases.

It has been 2 years since Paul Glazby tore the roof off with his closing set at the Hard Dance Icons Tour in 2012.

The requests and demands for his return have not gone unheard.

A legend within the UK Hard House and NRG scene? One not to be missed.

TICKETS ON SALE MONDAY 4TH AUGUST
STRICTLY LIMITED 500 CAPACITY

http://www.trybooking.com/97487

http://www.moshtix.com.au/v2/event/frantic-sydney-presents-paul-glazby-the-emotion-boat-party/72556

ADD : www.facebook.com/frantic.sydney
LIKE : www.facebook.com/pages/Frantic-Sydney-and-the-E-Motion-boat-party/20279769285
FOLLOW : www.soundcloud.com/frantic-sydney

Supporting Paul Glazby are locals Steve Hill, Yoshi, Micky D, The Lab Rats and Cheesey Jim.

The middle level will be cranking once again with local talent featuring? Nathan Flexx, JTS, Yev, Cayza, Robbie
Muir, Leon Allen.

For all things Tech House, Electro and funk head to Catch 23 on the top floor with your favourites Torbynik,
Raissa, Scruby and Aron Chiarella.

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FRANTIC UPLIFTING DANCE ROOM

Paul Glazby (UK)
Steve Hill
Yoshi
Micky D
The Lab Rats
Cheesey Jim

CATCH 23 FUNKY ELECTRO ROOM
Torbynik
Raissa
Scruby
Aron Chiarella

MIDDLE LEVEL
Nathan Flexx
Yev
JTS
Cayza
Robbie Muir
Leon Allen

?ADRENALIZE?
The official "EMotion" - Free After Party @ the Burdekin Oxford St
5.30pm- 12am

Adrenalize Dj Line up (The Viper Room)...
ChrisCo
MTP
Geoff Atlas
Dj Ikki
Cyber
Caustic

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This event is strictly limited to 500 tickets on sale Monday August 4 from our usual outlets, ticket sellers and from Flight Centre Manly.

Early Bird Tickets + bf until sold out
Second release tickets + bf until sold out
+ bf thereafter

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Starts:
Saturday 15th November, 2014 @ 11:00 AM







MASIF SATURDAYS presents THE PROPHET [09.08.2014]

MASIF SATURDAYS presents THE PROPHET LOUDER TOUR Saturday, August 9th, 2014. Space, 127 Liverpool Street, Sydney CBD. 10pm - 5am. ====================================== Tickets via: http://www.moshtix.com.au/v2/event/the-prophet-louder-tour-2014/71992 ======================================
DJs: The Prophet
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MASIF SATURDAYS
presents
THE PROPHET
LOUDER TOUR

Saturday, August 9th, 2014.
Space, 127 Liverpool Street, Sydney CBD.
10pm - 5am.

======================================
Tickets via:
http://www.moshtix.com.au/v2/event/the-prophet-louder-tour-2014/71992
======================================

== DETAILS COMING SOON ==

"Because every time THE PROPHET plays in Sydney it's MASIF!"

ENTRY INFO:
- DOORS OPEN: 10PM
- PRESALE TICKETS: Early birds / Prerelease / General Release
- MORE ON THE DOOR (unless SOLD OUT prior)
- NEW SYDNEY CBD LOCKOUTS - GET THERE BEFORE 1:30AM!!!
- VENUE CLOSES: 5AM

SPACE DRESS CODE:
No gym gear. No track pants. No gym shorts. No drawstring shorts. No singlets. No caps.
3/4 length pants are fine. Come to party!
If in doubt, we recommend you make a little more effort.
The dress code isn't strict but there are limits.
Don't miss out on a great night out because you look too casual.

MASIF FACEBOOK:
Masif Events
Masif Saturdays
Hard Dance Sydney
Hard Dance Alliance

MASIF WEB:
www.masif.org
www.youtube.com/masifsaturdays

WANT TO BE A MASIF SATURDAYS PROMOTER?
Get involved in Sydney's new Superclub night - please e-mail: promo@masifsaturdays.com.au
POSTS
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Starts: Saturday August 09, 2014 @ 10:00 PM

Finishes: Saturday August 09, 2014 @ 10:00 PM

Location: Space, 127 Liverpool St., Sydney, 2000





"Will Dockery"

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2 months ago
Columbus Stockade Blues / Tom Darby & Jimmie Tarlton
In the mirrored rooms of a crazy house." Orson Welles called it...-------------------I know this might be tiresome now, but I want to archive this Henry Parker related interview, this one on the creators of the song "Columbus Stockade Blues" who Parker was friends with when he was a young man, and obvious influences on his later songwriting...http://appalachian.alt.groups.com.ru/107087-Re_Columbus_Stockade_Blues_newspaper_writeupIt's "Columbus Stockade Blues," a song beloved by generations of folkmusicians, country singers and bluegrass pickers. The song is a hard luck story. There's a man behind bars, and there'sa woman he can't be with. And maybe, to top it all off, she doesn'teven want to be with him. "Go and leave me, if you wish to," he tellsher. "In your heart you love some other. Leave me, darlin', I don'tmind.""Columbus Stockade Blues" made famous the unlikely Columbus-based duowho first recorded it, Tom Darby and Jimmie Tarlton. Darby gave thesong its weathered, world-weary voice. Tarlton played a slide guitarin the background, adding a sound that was certainly no stranger toblack blues music but was practically unheard of in white countrysongs until then.Tom Darby was born in Columbus in 1884. He was a farmhand and pickedup other odd jobs as he could, finger-picking music on his guitar moreor less as a hobby.Jimmie Tarlton, a drifter and son of South Carolina sharecroppers, waseight years Darby's junior. He'd already seen much of the country,traveling with his guitar and buskin' music on sidewalks when he endedup in Columbus, in 1927.Tarlton had played guitar since he was very young. He was 10 when hegot the idea to set the instrument in his lap and use a knife handleto make his guitar melodies warble and weep. More than a decade later,he'd meet a Hawaiian guitarist named Frank Ferera who playedsimilarly, and the two shared their tricks."For whatever reason, they both claimed they wrote it, and that rightthere is probably what drove the wedge between them personally," saidHenry Parker, a Columbus guitarist who befriended an elderly JimmieTarlton when Parker was in his 20s.Whatever Tarlton may have insisted before he died, "my uncle wrote thesong before he ever met Jimmie Tarlton," Whitley said.Most people agree that Darby's the more likely author."Well look, Tom sang the song," said Rick Edwards of the ChattahoocheeFolk Music Society. "Darby never sang lead on Tarlton's songs. Tarltonnever sang lead on Darby's. So if that holds true, it was Darby'ssong."Parker thinks they should've simply shared the credit and moved on."Look, you both were on it, so why not just let it be acollaboration?" he said. "Whoever wrote it, it wouldn't have been thesong it was without Jimmie Tarlton playing slide, and I'll have togive Mr. Tom Darby the credit too, 'cause he sang very well on thatsong."So that was a collaboration all the way around. It was twoinstruments and two voices. They can't get away from that," Parkersaid.Darby and Tarlton regrouped for what's believed to be the last time in1963, when they celebrated the opening of the band shell in WeracobaPark.About that time, Tarlton and his distinctive slide guitar wererediscovered in the wake of the nation's folk music explosion. He wasinvited to perform at the 1966 Newport Folk Festival, along with JudyCollins, Phil Ochs, Chuck Berry, The Lovin' Spoonful, and a folksinger named Pete Seeger.Parker met the elderly Tarlton in the mid-1970s, when the former starand his wife were living in a Phenix City housing project. Tarltondidn't even have a guitar, so Parker gave him his.Darby and Tarlton died eight years apart: Darby in 1971 and Tarlton in 1979. They're both buried in Riverdale Cemetery on Victory Drive. -Brad Barnes------------------And so it goes.


Event
SASHA (UK) Garden Party
Saturday 1st November 2014
Chinese Laundry, 1 Slip Street, Sydney, NSW, 2000
The name Sasha needs little introduction ? and now the pioneering DJ is headed back to Australia for Future Music this November!

He?s the DJ icon fans crowned ?Son Of God?. Madonna and The Chemical Brothers wanted remixes. He?s held residencies at NYC?s Twilo, and newer clubs like Ibiza?s We Love... Sundays. The name Sasha needs little introduction ? and now the pioneering DJ is headed back to Australia for Future Music this November!

?One of the world's original clubland superstars? ? Time Out

Currently in the studio working on brand new tunes and with a Kwabs remix due soon via Asylum Records, the Grammy-nominated, Welsh-born producer needs little introduction. Dance lovers have voted him into nearly every top 10 of DJ Mag?s annual poll since 1997, his peerless command of the dancefloor breaking boundaries over three decades now. In August, Sasha had clubbers under his spell at Randall Island?s Electric Zoo festival (US), while future dates include Benidorm (Spain) and ADE (Amsterdam) come October... all before making his way down under.

https://soundcloud.com/sashaofficial

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Event

2 months ago
Frantic Sydney presents Paul Glazby @ EMotion
Saturday 15th November 2014
In our 13th year Frantic Sydney & The E-Motion Boat Party will play host to one of the absolute biggest names inthe Hard House scene.

Paul Glazby

The man behind Vicious Circle Recordings.

A name synonymous with the global Hard House scene.

A legend within the UK Hard House and NRG scene? Paul Glazby has headlined at numerous events across the entire globe. With Australia being one of his biggest fan bases.

It has been 2 years since Paul Glazby tore the roof off with his closing set at the Hard Dance Icons Tour in 2012.

The requests and demands for his return have not gone unheard.

A legend within the UK Hard House and NRG scene? One not to be missed.

TICKETS ON SALE MONDAY 4TH AUGUSTSTRICTLY LIMITED 500 CAPACITY

http://www.trybooking.com/97487

http://www.moshtix.com.au/v2/event/frantic-sydney-presents-paul-glazby-the-emotion-boat-party/72556

ADD : www.facebook.com/frantic.sydneyLIKE : www.facebook.com/pages/Frantic-Sydney-and-the-E-Motion-boat-party/20279769285FOLLOW : www.soundcloud.com/frantic-sydney

Supporting Paul Glazby are locals Steve Hill, Yoshi, Micky D, The Lab Rats and Cheesey Jim.

The middle level will be cranking once again with local talent featuring? Nathan Flexx, JTS, Yev, Cayza, RobbieMuir, Leon Allen.

For all things Tech House, Electro and funk head to Catch 23 on the top floor with your favourites Torbynik,
Raissa, Scruby and Aron Chiarella.

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FRANTIC UPLIFTING DANCE ROOM

Paul Glazby (UK)
Steve HillYoshiMicky DThe Lab RatsCheesey Jim

CATCH 23 FUNKY ELECTRO ROOMTorbynikRaissaScrubyAron Chiarella

MIDDLE LEVELNathan FlexxYevJTSCayzaRobbie MuirLeon Allen

?ADRENALIZE?
The official "EMotion" - Free After Party @ the Burdekin Oxford St5.30pm- 12am

Adrenalize Dj Line up (The Viper Room)...
ChrisCoMTPGeoff Atlas
Dj IkkiCyberCaustic

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This event is strictly limited to 500 tickets on sale Monday August 4 from our usual outlets, ticket sellers and from Flight Centre Manly.

Early Bird Tickets $35 + bf until sold outSecond release tickets $40 + bf until sold out$50 + bf thereafter


Event
Riverboat Shuffle Disco Cruise
Saturday 2nd August 2014
French Brothers Boats, Windsor, Windsor Promenade Barry Avenue, Windsor, SL4 1QX, United Kingdom
Party nights have finally arrived. This amazing night on the Thames in Windsor will suit all smaller groups looking to celebrate this summer. Suitable for small office parties, end of term teacher events, hen groups and any group including couples not able to book one of our private charter options.

Boat departs from Windsor Promenade at 19:30 returning again at 23:30. Your cruise includes a summer BBQ and live disco while you cruise the reaches of the upper Thames.

Tickets must be booked online in advance so please book early to avoid disappointment.

MENUBarbecued chicken or Vegetarian kebabsJacket potatoSelection of 3 saladsRoll and butterChefs selection of desserts

URLs:
Booking: http://atnd.it/12363-0Twitter: http://atnd.it/12363-1Facebook: http://atnd.it/12363-2

Category: Attractions | Attractions and Days Out


Event
Open Mic Mondays
Monday 16th June 2014
East Coast Social, 9 London Road, Southend-on-Sea, SS1 1TJ, UK
Calling all Southend musicians / singers / poets / performers and supporters! Whether you are wanting to perform or support?we have all the right platforms to ensure you get heard in Southend. Bring your voice or bring your friend?we welcome all.

URLs:
Twiter: http://atnd.it/12249-2Facebook: http://atnd.it/12249-1

Category: Live Music

Artists: Matt Linnen, You


Event

3 months ago
Swedish Pirate Party Founder Says "Kill Copyright"

Copyright-brandedOP Ed by Rick Falkvinge, founder of the Swedish Pirate Party, from TorrentFreak.


People sometimes ask how the artists will get paid if - no, when - the copyright monopoly is abolished. This question is not based on facts.


Every time somebody questions the copyright monopoly, and in particular, whether it€™s reasonable to dismantle freedom of the press, freedom of assembly, freedom of speech, freedom of information, and the privacy of correspondence just to maintain a distribution monopoly for an entertainment industry, the same question pops up out of nowhere:

€œHow will the artists get paid?€.

The copyright industry has been absolutely phenomenal in misleading the public in this very simple matter, suggesting that artists€™ income somehow depend on a distribution monopoly of publishers. If the facts were out, this debate would have been over 20 years ago and the distribution monopoly already abolished quite unceremoniously.

There are three facts that need to be established and hammered in whenever somebody asks this question.

First: Less than one percent of artists€™ income comes from the copyright monopoly. Read that sentence again. The overwhelming majority of artists get their income today from student loans, day jobs, unemployment benefits, and so on and so forth. One of the most recent studies (€œCopyright as Incentive€, in Swedish as €œUpphovsrätten som incitament€, 2006) quotes a number of 0.9 per cent as the average income share of artists that can be directly attributed to the existence of the copyright monopoly. The report calls the direct share of artists€™ income €œnegligible€, €œinsignificant€. However, close to one hundred per cent of publishers€™ income €“ the income of unnecessary, parasitic middlemen €“ is directly attributable to the copyright monopoly today. Guess who€™s adamant about defending it? Hint: not artists.

Second: 99.99% of artists never see a cent in copyright monopoly royalties. Apart from the copyright industry€™s creative accounting and bookkeeping €“ arguably the only reason they ever had to call themselves the €œcreative industry€ €“ which usually robs artists blind, only one in ten thousand artists ever see a cent in copyright-monopoly-related royalties. Yes, this is a real number: 99% of artists are never signed with a label, and of those who are, 99% of those never see royalties. It comes across as patently absurd to defend a monopolistic, parasitic system where only one in ten thousand artists make any money with the argument €œhow will the artists make money any other way?€.

Third: Artists€™ income has more than doubled because of culture-sharing. Since the advent of hobby-scale unlicensed manufacturing €“ which is what culture-sharing is legally, since it breaks a manufacturing monopoly on copies €“ the average income for musicians has risen 114%, according to a Norwegian study. Numbers from Sweden and the UK show the same thing. This shift in income has a direct correlation to hobby-based unlicensed manufacturing, as the sales of copies is down the drain €“ which is the best news imaginable for artists, since households are spending as much money on culture before (or more, according to some studies), but are buying in sales channels where artists get a much larger piece of the pie. Hobby-based unlicensed manufacturing has meant the greatest wealth transfer from parasitic middlemen to artists in the history of recorded music.

As a final note, it should be told that even if artists went bankrupt because of sustained civil liberties, that would still be the way to go. Any artist that goes from plinking their guitar in the kitchen to wanting to sell an offering is no longer an artist, but an entrepreneur; the same rules apply to them as to every other entrepreneur on the planet. Specifically, they do not get to dismantle civil liberties because such liberties are bad for business. But as we see, we don€™t even need to take that into consideration, for the entire initial premise is false.

Kill copyright, already. Get rid of it. It hurts innovation, creativity, our next-generation industries, and our hard-won civil liberties. It€™s not even economically defensible.

 




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