MI2N
Music Industry News Network
THURSDAY, APRIL 9TH
Advanced Search
HOME | FREE NEWS SUBMISSION | RSS FEEDS | TESTIMONIALS | CONTACT

Sections: Band | Business | Career | Events | Label | Music Releases | Radio | Tech | Video | Web Events
Genres: Country/Folk | Dance/Electronica | Jazz/Blues | Latin | Rock | Urban | World
International: Asia | Canada | Europe

Advertise | Artist Development | Submit Video | MusicDish*China | MusicDish e-Journal | MusicDish Network | Urban Music News Network
Music Releases (more headlines) 08-01-2000

The Anti-copyright Collaborative Project Known As "The Droplift Project" Was Released On July 28th.

Bookmark and Share
The anti-copyright collaborative project known as "The Droplift Project" was released on July 28th. The album is a protest against the copyright restrictions on sampling, along with the music industry in general. Through the prank of dropping our CD of "infringing material" directly into the shelves of record stores across the planet, we hope to raise awareness of fair use issues in music, along with exposing some unsuspecting people to the wonderful world of audio collage and the art of the sample.

Much more information, along with free downloads of the complete album in mp3 or full uncompressed format is available at the Droplift Project website : http://www.droplift.org

WHAT IS THE DROPLIFT PROJECT?

The idea came suddenly.
Manufacture our own CDs, go into chain stores, and leave them in the appropriate bins. Down among the established pop hits and top 40 product, these CDs await those curious few who take them to the counter.

Then what? Witness the confused faces of cashiers and customers alike when the CD does not show up in the inventory. But they'll most likely make the sale, and the CD known only as THE DROPLIFT PROJECT will go home with yet another customer. Mission accomplished.

On the weekend of July 28th, 2000, all across the United States and Internationally, ordinary citizens will walk into record stores with copies of THE DROPLIFT PROJECT hidden on their person. They will proceed to leave them, well filed, in the stacks, and they will walk out.

Why do this? Surely the artists know they won't get any MONEY from this puzzling act.

Ah, but perhaps you are starting to understand already.

The artists on THE DROPLIFT PROJECT make and find recordings of the stuff we all hear on radio, TV, in the news, on other CDs and tapes, and from everywhere around us. Then we cut it all up and rearrange it to make new art, social commentary, parody, and contemporary criticism.

It's nothing new. Artists have been making collages for the last hundred years. The world of Fine Art has long recognized the artist's right to use found objects in a new context to make a comment.

The world of music has been a little behind.

Record companies reject our works outright, wishing to avoid unpleasant harassment lawsuits. CD Plants, acting on an RIAA mandate to curb piracy, are skittish about pressing material that might contain recognizable samples. Even free music venues on the Internet refuse to allow sample-based works.

Is it illegal? Depends on who you ask. We know we are protected by the First Amendment and the Fair Use clause of the Copyright Act. Apparently the Music Industry does not follow such things.

The atmosphere of stark panic about the creative reuse of material has really got us in a bind. Our only recourse was to manufacture and distribute a disc on our own.

In this way we find ourselves in the awkward position of acting in a way that is seen by some as criminal.

So here it is! Listen to it! We're not doing this for our health. This is a deliberate attempt not only for our talents to be heard, but to encourage some discussion about artists' use of sound samples in their work. If you like the disc, spread the word! Write an article, play it on your radio show, make tapes for friends, and help us get it out there! You can also visit us on the internet at http://www.droplift.org

Bookmark and Share

back | top



Mi2N Music PR


Rulapalooza Launches In Hong Kong In March 2020

Songwriters Showcase 2020 @ SXSW, Presented By USA Songwriting Competition

Ellis Paul Wins Top Honors In 16th Annual Acoustic Music Awards

Calling All Rude Boys And Girls

Bruce Cockburn Announces 50th Anniversary Shows

Hit Songs Deconstructed Releases Its 2019 Year-end Hit Song Trend Report, The State Of The Hot 100 Top 10

Music Documentary Premiere 'United Nation: Three Decades Of Drum & Bass' Feat. Sigma, DJ Fresh, Andy C, Fabio & Grooverider


News Headlines
Mi2N EDITOR'S PICKS
» Soundstripe Launches New Music-Licensing Subscription Plans For Businesses
» 64 Audio Issued Its Second U.S. Patent
» Indie Incubator Sky Titan Media Announces First Quarter Releases, Hires Award-Winning PR Firm
» Music Documentary Film MAKANNA Online - Premiere!
» GLOBAL RADIO CURRENTLY SEARCHING FOR NEW MUSIC & CONTENT
» Cinq Music Adds Fotemah “Tmah” Mba To A&R, Urban/R&B
» Musicians Come Together For Moog Music’s “Synthesize Live”
» AIM Independent Music Awards Returns To The Roundhouse For 10th Anniversary Celebrations
» Jarrod Alexander (My Chemical Romance) Brad Webb (Jamie Cullum) And Stephen Bidwell (Black Pumas) Become Gretsch Endorsers
» Chicago's Sunshine Boys To Release Sophomore Album 'Work And Love' On May 1


Get your music news covered...
Have your press release written
by the pros at Mi2N

Articles
MUSICDISH E-JOURNAL
» Live Nation Electronic Asia Inks Deal With Budweiser For Creamfields Festivals
» Andy Ma Appointed Warner Music China CEO
» IndieOn Connects Music To The Blockchain
» The 2018 MIDEM Silk Road International Music Alliance Signing
» Screen Music Connect To Explore The Music Of Film, Television And Interactive Media
» Fred Casimir To Develop BMG's Global Recordings Business
» 13 Music Label Sold To MTN
» CISAC 2018 Annual Report
» MusicDish Announces A Love Electric 2018 China Tour
» Darcus Beese Named President Of Island Records
» Avant-Garde Label Maybe Noise Launches In Beijing
» Award-Winning Lithuanian Rock Band Colours Of Bubbles "She Is The Darkness" 2018 China Tour


HOME | FREE NEWS SUBMISSION | RSS FEEDS | TESTIMONIALS | CONTACT

Sections: Band | Business | Career | Events | Label | Music Releases | Radio | Tech | Video | Web Events
Genres: Country/Folk | Dance/Electronica | Jazz/Blues | Latin | Rock | Urban | World
International: Asia | Canada | Europe

Advertise | Artist Development | Submit Video | MusicDish*China | MusicDish e-Journal | MusicDish Network | Urban Music News Network
Copyright © 1997-2018 MusicDish LLC, all rights reserved. Text, graphics, and HTML code are protected by US and International Copyright Laws, and may not be copied, reprinted, published, translated, hosted, or otherwise distributed by any means without explicit permission.