Kevin Yank

Recent articles in music (page 1 of 2)

  1. Oct 6, 2007 Going DRM-Free Digital

    Having one too many dusty CDs taking up shelf space, I’ve decided not to buy music in physical form any more. I don’t care how many exclusive, special edition DVDs and fancy-pants packaging they dangle out there—it’s time to move past the physical disc.

  2. Jul 12, 2006 Getting All Barenaked

  3. May 4, 2006 Canadian Musician's Voluntary Payment Scheme

  4. May 4, 2006 Music Copyright Laid Bare

  5. Feb 22, 2006 The Amen Break

    This video reproduction of Nate Harrison's installation, Can I Get An Amen? is a fascinating listen if you're at all interested in music, copyright or the cultural aspects of creativity. The project charts the life so far of a six-second drum beat known as the Amen Break, which originated in the 1969 soul song Amen Brother by The Winstons, and has gone on to be used as a sample in hundreds of musical reincarnations, from the early UK dance scene to present day car ads.