Friday, February 24, 2012

The Fall of the Media Empire

After the prolific month of January on Eclectic Grooves, I have been mostly absent from the blogging universe in February. During this time, numerous file-sharing services such as Filesonic, 4-Shared and W-Upload have taken protective measures to ensure that they are not targeted by the RIAA and taken to court for violating copyright laws. Further, blogs including No Longer Forgotten Music, Mutant Sounds, Global Groove and Madrotter have lost their entire library of music due to these changes, and others like Freedom Blues and and Holy Warbles have had their site removed by Blogger because they were suspected of copyright infringement.

Due to these developments,  I have taken the time to reassess what my intention is for Eclectic Grooves moving forward.  I will no longer be featuring downloads for full albums that are still in print and will be circumspect about featuring full albums at all until the dust settles from this file-sharing shakedown.  What this means is that I will be focusing more on the I Hear a New World podcasts, Choice Cuts and a new series that will focus on live concerts. I am also open to any suggestions that you might have about alternative file-sharing services I could use that haven't been targeted by the RIAA yet. I hope that you all understand that I am making these changes because I love music, and don't want to do anything that will jeopardize my ability to continue sharing music with all of you.

With this being said, all links from Dec 2006 have been re-upped for your listening pleasure. Please click on the following links to access the original posts.

Sonic Bootleg- Sonic Youth
Sonic Bootleg Continued- Sonic Youth
Ask and Ye Shall Receive- Chico Magnetic Band

Christmas Comes Early- Evan Parker
Best Records of 2006- Comets on Fire, Bardo Pond, Built to Spill, Jolie Holland, Old Time Relijun

There will be more fresh music to come in the following week, so please keep checking back.