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    Sounding Off: Performance Royalties For Producers

    Andy East

    The Chairman of the UK Music Producers' Guild argues that producers should be paid performance royalties for their studio contributions, even if they don't actually play.

    People Jun 2002
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    Paul White circa 2002.

    Surround Sound: A Conspiracy?

    Leader

    Is Surround Sound and the DVD-Audio format all a plot to 'take the means of production away from the workers'?

    People May 2002
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    Sounding Off: Music Crusade

    Big George's Update On The Crusade

    Not being one to let the dust settle after having 'done the business', Big George provides an update on his crusade.

    People May 2002
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    Paul White circa 2002.

    Spoof Concepts

    Leader

    As you know, April is that time of year when articles of a 'less-than-factually-accurate' nature tend to creep into SOS...

    People Apr 2002
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    Sounding Off: Memes

    Kendall Wrightson

    A former SOS Apple Notes columnist applies memetics to the perennial Mac/Windows struggle.

    People Apr 2002
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    Paul White.

    Make Good Music

    Leader

    Let's leave the 'my sequencer is bigger than your sequencer' type of forum posts and focus on what matters — making good music.

    People Mar 2002
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    Are Modern Workstations Fit To Be Called 'Synthesizers'?

    Bob Williams

    Are modern workstations fit to be called 'synthesizers'? By Bob Williams

    People Mar 2002
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    Paul White circa 2002.

    More Affordable Surround Tools, Please

    Leader

    If we are going to get behind surround sound and help drive the industry to its next level, we're going to need the right tools at the right price.

    People Feb 2002
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    Sounding Off: Good Ideas

    Mark Wherry

    Is modern music more concerned with good sounds than with good ideas?

    People Feb 2002
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    Doing The Business

    Big George's Guide To Commercial Success: Last Ever Rant

    In his last-ever Doing The Business, Big George burns all his boats with some radical ideas about what should be done with the British music industry... and receives a reply from the Dept. of Culture.

    Music Business Jan 2002
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    Paul White c.2003

    The Benefits Of Copy-Protection

    Leader

    The current extent of software piracy poses a serious threat to the economical stability of the software companies on whom we rely...

    People Jan 2002
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    Sounding Off: Beyond The Safe & Familiar

    Richard Leon

    There's an array of powerful music‑making software tools out there, but because they're considered 'hard' they don't get the same publicity as the latest toys available at your local music shop.

    People Jan 2002
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    Paul Ward with African talking drum in his studio.

    Sounding Off: Is It All Getting Too Easy?

    Paul Ward

    Samples, re-sampling, looping, cutting and pasting — is it all getting too easy? Is the phrase 'dance music' becoming an oxymoron?

    People Jan 1999

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