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Matta Rages Against the Drum Machine

{mosimage}Adam Matta’s self-produced CD-R “Rage Against the Drum Machine” is a live and nearly live-in-studio collection of jams from this machine-gun mouthed beatboxer. He’s occasionally joined by some instrumentalist friends, but Adam and his beats take center stage.

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There Ought To Be a Law

Michael Jackson writes a song. It's a hit. Your group wants to record it so you pay the Harry Fox agency for your run of 500 and everyone wins. Michael as composer gets his share. You have a simple system for

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Novel Legal Theory May Open Arrangement Library

CASA announces a novel approach to offering arrangements to its members. Jonathan Minkoff, president of CASA, has authored several draft agreements which utilize a previously untapped loophole in the Copyright Act.

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Open Call for A Cappella Movie Stars

Extras to be an a cappella audience are needed for the indie feature film "Shut Up & Sing". "Flashback" scenes are being shot on Thursday, August 4th in New York City at the Ethical Culture Auditorium at Central Park West and 63rd Street in Manhattan. The audience portion of the shoot is from 6PM - 9PM. Although there is no pay offered, the cast of the movie -- which includes Molly Shannon, Mark Feuerstein, David Harbour, Reg Rogers and many more -- will be on hand to answer questions and pose for photos. There will also be entertainment by Sean Altman of Rockapella, the a cappella group Invisible Men, and more. Extras are encouraged, but not required, to wear clothing appropriate for the setting which is a 1991 college a cappella concert.

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Why A Cappella Groups Trump Bands and Then Lose the Advantage

I sang for 1,000 people this Saturday at Oswego, New York's own Harborfest. Like many summer adventures in family fun, sunshine and the flirtation with alcohol poisoning, there were numerous performance stages with a bedazzlingly varied panopoly of artists. Country acts, alt rock, jazz combos, clowns and Blue Jupiter, the four-man, funky, pop a cappella group.