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The new documentary Downloaded serves as a reminder that the current fight over the fairness of Pandora royalties is rooted in the revolution that Napster unleashed in 2001. In this clip from the film, which was released today on Amazonand other paid streaming services, Metallica's Lars Ulrich and the Byrds' Roger McGuinn testify before the Senate illustrating two views that have show how deeply digital music has divided the industry.
Jazz is a continuing revelation. The best show I ever attended was the
Roots Picnic at Penn's Landing in Philadelphia, or was it Robert
Glasper's Experiment at Lincoln Center, or was it Chick Corea with
Brian Blade at Oberlin College? Most of all I enjoy playing guitar and
composing beats with my Brooklyn-based group Space Captain.