In the latest move to garner hatred from the public, my dear friends at the RIAA are now setting their sites against songwriters and publishers, asking a group of judges to pay the artists involved LESS money for their efforts in newer electronic media (i.e. ring tones). An IGN article appropriately tags a roll of toilet paper with the term “RIAA” while Slashdot uses search terms for this story like “greed,” “asshole” and (my personal favorite) MAFIAA, which they should change their name to just to stay honest (for a change, I mean…). Still, they haven’t gone as far as suing the artists to blame them for their troubles, at least yet.
// Notes from the Road
"Philip Glass, the artistic director of the Tibet House benefits, celebrated his 80th birthday at this year's annual benefit with performances from Patti Smith, Iggy Pop, Brittany Howard, Sufjan Stevens and more.READ the article