R.E.M. Archive Blog Preemptively Shut Down by Universal


Cheeky Defendant
The digital archivist who restored the singles catalogs of the Smiths, Joy Division and New Order in a series of blog projects is being strongly discouraged from starting a similar project collecting R.E.M.'s earliest work. In a blog post on the nascent R.E.M.cycle site, the blogger known as Analog Loyalist explained that Universal, the record company that owns the band's IRS Records catalog, issued a Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) takedown notice for an R.E.M. post on the writer's sister site The Power of Independent Trucking featuring a restored version of the band's first cassette demo, with early renditions of "Radio Free Europe," "Sitting Still" and "White Tornado."

Read more: http://www.rollingstone.com/music/n...shut-down-by-universal-20120607#ixzz1xGH60nQ3
That "Analog Loyalist" guy is an elitest prick who thinks his "insight" is gospel

he actually thought Sony music and Kevin Shields would read -- and give a hoot -- about what he thought of the My Bloody Valentine reissues.
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