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by Carson Porter | April 27, 2011
I look forward to this day every month. SPIN is once again offering an 18 track download full of songs from bands that will make you sound cool by dropping their names in casual conversation. Be cool, click here:  http://www.spin.com/itunes   1. Boris "Hope" 2. Boris "Riot Sugar" 3. Cass McCombs "County Line" 4. Edwyn Collins "Losing Sleep" 5. Funeral Party "Finale" 6. Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit "Codeine" 7. Killer Mike "Ready Set Go (feat.
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November 29, 2013
The annual Loch Raven Festival of the Arts on Saturday, Nov. 30, will feature a performance by the Baltimore Flute Choir. The choir is scheduled to perform at 3 p.m. during the festival, which runs from 1 to 5 p.m. Other musical performers during the festival will include Joyous Voices, a Dickens-era holiday vocal group, and the Brass Quintet from the Baltimore School for the Arts. The festival is described as "a free music and visual art enrichment celebration of creativity.
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BUSINESS
By Charles Duhigg and Dawn C. Chmielewski and Charles Duhigg and Dawn C. Chmielewski,LOS ANGELES TIMES | August 30, 2006
Music fans for the first time will be able to download free, legal copies of songs from a major record label under a deal announced yesterday by Universal Music Group. The experiment in advertising-supported music marks a significant shift for an industry that has spent years fighting to stop global online piracy and was viewed as slow to embrace the potential of the Internet. Universal's agreement with SpiralFrog will grant free, unlimited access to the hundreds of thousands of songs in the label's catalog, including such acts as Kanye West and U2. SpiralFrog's users will be required to watch a 90-second advertisement while each song downloads.
NEWS
by Carson Porter | April 27, 2011
I look forward to this day every month. SPIN is once again offering an 18 track download full of songs from bands that will make you sound cool by dropping their names in casual conversation. Be cool, click here:  http://www.spin.com/itunes   1. Boris "Hope" 2. Boris "Riot Sugar" 3. Cass McCombs "County Line" 4. Edwyn Collins "Losing Sleep" 5. Funeral Party "Finale" 6. Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit "Codeine" 7. Killer Mike "Ready Set Go (feat.
NEWS
By Stephen Kiehl, Abigail Tucker and Sam Sessa and Stephen Kiehl, Abigail Tucker and Sam Sessa,SUN STAFF | June 29, 2005
Click, click, click. Suddenly a chaos of Korean characters fills Jae Yoon's laptop screen. This is Soribada.com, the 22-year-old's secret weapon, from which he's downloaded free music from artists such as Usher, the Beatles and B.B. King. Yoon came to rely on the foreign file-sharing site while a student at the Johns Hopkins University, which tries to stop students from downloading free music by restricting Web pages such as Grokster and Kazaa. Not Soribada, though. "They have no clue what it is," the recent graduate said with a grin.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Michael James and Michael James,SUN STAFF | July 31, 2000
Where will the free music come from if Napster is silenced? If you think of the Internet as a virtual shopping mall, you'll still find online kiosks, boutiques, department stores and warehouse outlets that offer millions of pirated music files that won't cost a cent. File-sharing programs such as Gnutella, iMesh, and Scour are picking up where Napster left off - and will probably flourish in an age where more and more people are realizing the Internet can get it for you for free. "In some ways the crackdown on Napster has just energized the pirate community," says Steve Allen, a digital music expert at About.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Dawn C. Chmielewski and Dawn C. Chmielewski,KNIGHT RIDDER/TRIBUNE | January 22, 2004
LAS VEGAS - Sony will launch a new online music store this spring with an exclusive United Airlines promotion that allows those who fly the friendly skies to trade frequent flier miles for free songs. The miles-for-music promotion would generate buzz for the new Sony Connect service at a time when everyone - from giant discounters to specialty coffee brewers - is rushing to sell music downloads. Indeed, this may go down as the year of the great music giveaway as consumer brands tie their products to free digital downloads.
NEWS
November 29, 2013
The annual Loch Raven Festival of the Arts on Saturday, Nov. 30, will feature a performance by the Baltimore Flute Choir. The choir is scheduled to perform at 3 p.m. during the festival, which runs from 1 to 5 p.m. Other musical performers during the festival will include Joyous Voices, a Dickens-era holiday vocal group, and the Brass Quintet from the Baltimore School for the Arts. The festival is described as "a free music and visual art enrichment celebration of creativity.
FEATURES
By Rob Kasper | July 29, 2000
WHEN IT COMES to Napster, a Web site that has allowed music fans to swap songs online, ours is a house divided. "It is stealing," my wife and I say, referring to the Napster-assisted practice of duplicating copyrighted songs without paying royalties. "It is sampling," say our teen-age sons, who contend that the online exchange of music ultimately stimulates sales of CDs, thereby insuring that royalties are paid. Napster has been a topic of supper-table debate at our house over the past months, ever since the phone line started getting tied up by these cyberspace excursions.
NEWS
June 5, 2000
NEW TECHNOLOGY forces rapid change in lifestyle and law. But basic ethics must endure in a functional society. That's the problem posed by revolutionary computer software such as Napster and Gnutella and Freenet. They allow unfettered, free sharing and downloading of copyrighted music. The same goes for DivX, a hacker code that allows pirating of DVD movies via the Internet, and encryption-cracking of online-published books. The names and technologies keep changing, but the challenge remains: fair compensation for work and product vs. freedom of ideas and expression.
NEWS
By Mary Johnson and Mary Johnson,Special to The Baltimore Sun | June 28, 2009
It's summer, when live music fills the air at outdoor concert venues. The largest concert - Annapolis Symphony Orchestra's July 4 Spectacular - comes to AACC's Siegert Field at 8 p.m. Saturday. Gates open at 4 p.m. and entertainment starts at 6 p.m. Rain date is June 28 at 8 p.m. For this and all outdoor concerts, it's smart to pack lawn chairs and a picnic basket. From Linthicum to Annapolis, a wide array of musical choices, including big band, rock, soul, jazz and bluegrass, awaits listeners of every taste at free outdoor shows.
NEWS
March 7, 2008
Members of the Columbia Orchestra will present a free chamber music concert at 7:30 p.m. tomorrow at Christ Episcopal Church, 6800 Oakland Mills Road, in Columbia. The program will feature a Beethoven sextet for horns and strings, string quartets by William Grant Still and Hugo Cole, and more. The Classical Encounters String Quartet - Columbia Orchestra violinists Robin Strempek and Marlene Browne, violist Chris Gosper and cellist Carolyn Ginnever - will perform two rarely heard string quartets by Cole, a British composer and music critic.
NEWS
July 8, 2007
Seniors who live in Kings Contrivance village are invited to a free lunch with their neighbors, to be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. July 31. A main course and beverages will be provided; those who attend are asked to take a dessert to share. The lunch will include musical entertainment by Larry Scott, keyboardist and vocalist. Admission is free. Registration is requested by July 25. Information or registration: 410-381-9600. Belly dancing for adults July 16 The Long Reach Community Association is offering belly-dancing classes for adults July 16 through Sept.
NEWS
By MARY JOHNSON and MARY JOHNSON,Special to The Sun | June 29, 2007
The summer outdoor concert season is already in full swing, bringing all types of music - including bluegrass, big band, rock 'n' roll and classical jazz - to regional parks and other outdoor venues. Sponsored by various organizations and local businesses, all concerts are free. Folks need bring only folding chairs or blankets and picnic baskets. Something more is required of the volunteers who arrange these outdoor concerts. Now in her 22nd year as performing arts chairman for the eight-concert series sponsored by the Woman's Club of Linthicum Heights, Jo Barker said her committee starts pursuing bands as early as January or February.
BUSINESS
By Charles Duhigg and Dawn C. Chmielewski and Charles Duhigg and Dawn C. Chmielewski,LOS ANGELES TIMES | August 30, 2006
Music fans for the first time will be able to download free, legal copies of songs from a major record label under a deal announced yesterday by Universal Music Group. The experiment in advertising-supported music marks a significant shift for an industry that has spent years fighting to stop global online piracy and was viewed as slow to embrace the potential of the Internet. Universal's agreement with SpiralFrog will grant free, unlimited access to the hundreds of thousands of songs in the label's catalog, including such acts as Kanye West and U2. SpiralFrog's users will be required to watch a 90-second advertisement while each song downloads.
ENTERTAINMENT
By LOS ANGELES TIMES | August 17, 2006
These picks can help take the drag out of click-and-drag music choices. Some downloads may contain explicit lyrics. All are free, except as noted. The Complete Videos, Beck, beck.com): iTunes (apple.com/itunes/videos) has a video retrospective of Beck available for downloading at $24.99 (or $1.99 each) but, aside from two live ones exclusively added for the package, all the others are viewable on his Web site. The only advantage to downloading the collection is that it provides an opportunity to view his work as a whole, a magnificent bouillabaisse of musical genres and consistently challenging imagery.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Jon Healey and Jon Healey,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | August 8, 2002
Despite the music industry's intensifying battle against online piracy, a new crop of Web sites are brazenly offering entire pirated CDs for free downloading even before they are released. Two of these sites - Listen4ever.com and 21st Century MP3 (www.21century- mp3.com) - recently offered complete versions of forthcoming albums by such acts as Bruce Springsteen, Linkin Park, Def Leppard and R. Kelly. The sites support themselves by selling pop-up and banner advertisements for a wide variety of companies, ranging from online casinos to Dell computers.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Annie Linskey | May 5, 2005
Where: Baltimore Museum of Art, 10 Art Museum Drive When: 6:45 p.m.-7:45 p.m. today Why: Because local indie singer Angela Taylor will give a free concert at the BMA's outdoor sculpture garden as part of the museum's Free First Thursdays series. Taylor sings and plays the flute. She'll be accompanied by Rich Radford on the acoustic guitar and a trio of string players from the Peabody Conservatory. Information: Call 410-396-7100 or visit www.artbma.org. For more information about Taylor, visit www .angelataylor.
NEWS
By Stephen Kiehl, Abigail Tucker and Sam Sessa and Stephen Kiehl, Abigail Tucker and Sam Sessa,SUN STAFF | June 29, 2005
Click, click, click. Suddenly a chaos of Korean characters fills Jae Yoon's laptop screen. This is Soribada.com, the 22-year-old's secret weapon, from which he's downloaded free music from artists such as Usher, the Beatles and B.B. King. Yoon came to rely on the foreign file-sharing site while a student at the Johns Hopkins University, which tries to stop students from downloading free music by restricting Web pages such as Grokster and Kazaa. Not Soribada, though. "They have no clue what it is," the recent graduate said with a grin.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Annie Linskey | May 5, 2005
Where: Baltimore Museum of Art, 10 Art Museum Drive When: 6:45 p.m.-7:45 p.m. today Why: Because local indie singer Angela Taylor will give a free concert at the BMA's outdoor sculpture garden as part of the museum's Free First Thursdays series. Taylor sings and plays the flute. She'll be accompanied by Rich Radford on the acoustic guitar and a trio of string players from the Peabody Conservatory. Information: Call 410-396-7100 or visit www.artbma.org. For more information about Taylor, visit www .angelataylor.
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