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We Are Your Friends Is A Historic Hollywood Flop

Over the weekend, the Zac Efron-starring EDM romp We Are Your Friends opened Internationally. Though reviews have not been crushing to the film, the box office has, with the film having garnered the worst box office opening of all time for a film opening in 2000+ (US) theaters. With a $1.8 million weekend haul over some 2.3K US cinemas, We Are Your Friends has carved itself a place in Hollywood lore. The film, about a young DJ trying to break into the EDM scene and become a music producer, is described as a “passion project” for its star Efron with Warner ... Read more

Producers: Do NOT Sample These Artists

The database style website, DontSample.Me has been created to aid musicians in avoiding pesky copyright infringement notices by providing a list of artists they should not sample. The list contains near 3000 names of artists who do not allow sampling, or remixing at the risk of a DMCA takedown notice, or even stricter legal action. DontSample.Me is the most cohesive list of major label musicians known to take action against others “using” their work. As (for example) SoundCloud increases their affiliations with the major labels, DMCA takedown requests of unauthorized bootlegs, remixes and mixtapes has become a consistent reality. So far, the ... Read more