Entries tagged with: The Pointer Sisters
This letter, signed by a ton of artists and pictured above, is set to appear in an ad in Billboard:
We are big fans of Pandora. That's why we helped give the company a discount on rates for the past decade.Pink Floyd, Down, Primus, Dead Kennedys (with our without Jello?), Nas, Alabama, Sheryl Crow and many more big major label names signed this (or someone signed it on their behalf). Check out the full list below, and head to fairpayforartists.com for more information on their point of view..
Pandora is now enjoying phenomenal success as a Wall Street company. Skyrocketing growth in revenues and users. We celebrate that. At the same time, the music community is just now beginning to gain its footing in the new digital world.
Pandora's principal asset is the music.
Why is the company asking Congress once again to step in and gut the royalties that thousands of musicians rely upon? That's not fair, and that's not how partners work together.
Congress has many pressing issues to consider, but this is not one of them. Let's work this out as partners and continue to bring fans the great musical experience they rightly expect.
The issue is that Pandora is supporting the Internet Radio Fairness Act which they say will "help end the long-standing discrimination against internet radio". Artists are mad because that possibly means less money for them, but Pandora and other Internet radio providers argue they can't stay in business the way things are now.
DOWNLOAD: The Pointer Sisters - Send Him Back (Pilooski Remix) (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Franki Valli - Beggin' (Pilooski Remix) (MP3)
Pilooski made a big splash on international dance floors last year with his smoothed out electro remix of Frank Valli's classic hit "Beggin"....
The out-of-print edit just got picked up by UK label 679 for an officially licensed re-release; they call it an "euphoric fusion of emotional Northern soul stomper and end-of-the-night, hands-in-the-air rave moment...simply great feel good dance music that's set to sound as good on daytime radio as it already does at a club." We agree! [FADER]Now he's back with another amazing remix of another classic jam, "Send Him Back" by The Pointer Sisters. Download it above, check out his Pilooski Edits page for a sneak peak of more to come, and watch the Franki Valli remix video below....