|10 Oct, 2006|
The United States are making Russia choose between Allofmp3 and US support for the Russian membership of the World Trade Organisation (WTO). Susan Schwab, the US Trade Representative, has now asked Russian authorities to close down the site which sells music priced by file size. On top of that, the IFPI, the international music industry body, has now begun legal action in Moscow against two of the site's directors, Vadim Mamotin and Denis Kvasov (see picture), to halt operations. Run by the Moscow company MediaServices, Allofmp3 does not pay any royalties and is illegal. The company has an estimated revenue of $30 million a year.
Max Roser, researcher at the university of Oxford posted a graphic showing what the vinyl 'comeback' really looks like. (...)
Orders accepted now for new Energy Rekords compilation 'Anarchy in the E.Y. – Eletronically Up Yours'
As you could read 2 days ago on Side-Line, Energy Rekords returns after lying dormant for many many years. One of the 2 brand new releases for this swedish cult label is the wave punk rock cover compilation called 'Anarchy in the E.Y. – Eletronically Up Yours'. (...)
'Roburit' is the brand-new 10th album by Stefan Chaefer and Volker Rathmann aka. Prager Handgriff. (...)
Out via Fabrika Records by mid-March is the 'Besides the abyss' vinyl, the newest album from Lebanon Hanover. (...)
Laibach have announced details of the 'Spectre' digital deluxe album out on March 31st, 2015. (...)
It's no secret that Claus Larsen from Leather Strip is a big Depeche Mode fan (he recorded various Depeche Mode covers for Alfa Matrix for instance under the Klutae and Leather Strip flag) and it's also no secret that he especially adores the production work done by Alan Wilder in the band for what were Depeche Mode's best albums. (...)