RollingStone's 'Really Randoms' news section includes a long blurb about the pending release of the BBC album, as well as the BowieNet FanMix event on the 31st!
"David Bowie has been threatening to release a plethora of new albums for the last three years, and it looks like he's ready to make good his promise. Next September, he'll release a limited edition three-CD set culled from his BBC sessions dating from 1968-1972, smack in the middle of his Ziggy Stardust heyday. In fact, the first two discs will not only feature performances of "Ziggy," but continue his intergalactic journey with "Space Oddity" and "Starman." The third CD will showcase a more updated Bowie, taken from his live appearance at the BBC Radio Theatre last month, prior to his headlining appearance at the Glastonbury Festival.
Being the good hyphenate that he is, Bowie the Web maven has invited fans to "mix" one of his new tracks. On July 31, Bowie and producer Mark Plati will stream a few different versions of the selected track at www.davidbowie.com, live from a New York recording studio at 8 p.m. EST. "BowieNetters" will be polled to determine the favorite, which will subsequently be released..."
See the whole article at RollingStone.com
In other RollingStone news, Bowie is quoted on the controversial subject of Napter/MP3:
"For his part, David Bowie, who won Online Pioneer of the Year at the awards show, projects a future where record labels are ultimately more in control of digital downloads, for their own profit.
'It's hard for artists who've reached a certain level of economic means to be taken seriously when they start talking about copyright issues,' he says. 'I will pose a scenario, though: In six months time, when the copyright issues have been resolved, the record labels join up just in time to find a way where you have to pay to use it. Napster will be one of many.'"
The same day that story ran, Liquid Audio, which encodes and plays back music but protects copyright, entered into a partnership with Napster. As per Bowie's prophecy just hours earlier, Napster, and other companies leading the digital revolution had begun to align themselves with other reputable companies in the music industry and even the record companies themselves. Here is the story from JAM! Music at Canoe.ca which shows that DB's scenario is just starting to take place!
"Rolling Stone said the deal means Napster will incorporate Liquid Audio's Genuine Music Mark, which 'watermarks' digital files and allows ownership of copyrighted material to be traced. Many major acts, including David Bowie, have released single tracks or whole albums in the Liquid format.
Because Liquid Audio has been embraced by the major labels as a safe, copyright-protected method of distributing music, the deal is being seen by some observers as a way for Napster to demonstrate it is willing to work with the record labels at finding a solution to the problem of protecting copyright.
The RIAA has asked court to shut Napster down. Both sides were to appear in court in San Francisco Wednesday."
Go to JAM! Music at Canoe.ca for the whole article...