Broken Disco - May 11



Chop Suey, Decibel, Fourthcity, Sensory Effect and Shameless present the second edition of Broken Disco!

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The Internet Radio Equality Act has just been introduced by Representative Jay Inslee and eight cosponsors, with more cosponsors on the bill expected shortly.

The bill’s major provisions:

- Nullifies the recent decision of the CRB judges

- Changes the royalty rate-setting standard that applies to Internet radio royalty arbitrations in the future so that it is the same standard
that applies to satellite radio royalty arbitrations — the 801(b)(1) standard that balances the needs of copyright owners, copyright users,
and the public (rather than “willing buyer / willing seller”).

- Instructs future CRBs that the minimum annual royalty per service may be set no higher than $500. Establishes a “transitional” royalty rate, until the 2011-15 CRB hearing is held, of either .33 cents per listener hour, or 7.5% of annual revenues, as selected by the provider for that year. Those rates would be applied retroactively to January 1, 2006. (The logic behind this rate, incidentally, is an attempt to match the royalty rate that satellite radio pays for this royalty — thus the name of the bill.)

- Expands the Copyright Act’s Section 118 musical work license for noncommercial webcasters to enable noncomms to also perform sound recordings over Internet radio at royalty rates designed for noncommercial entities, and sets an transition royalty at 150% of the
royalty amount paid by each webcaster in 2004 for their “musical works” royalty (i.e., to ASCAP, BMI, and SESAC).

What can you do?

Now that the bill has been introduced, the “call to action” is specific and direct: The site is now asking listeners to call their Representative and ask him/her to “cosponsor the Internet Radio Equality Act, introduced by Representative Jay Inslee.”

Once listeners click the “Call Your Representatives” button on the site and enter their zip code, they are given their Representative’s House office phone number and a list of “talking points” to emphasize.

Seattle Art Museum Grand Re-Opening May 5



35 hour Marathon !
The Seattle Art Museum will be open for 35 hours straight as it kicks off the grand opening of the newly expanded downtown facility! Come in the wee hours of the morning to experience SAM in a completely unique way. You never know what you’ll see! Admission is free all weekend but will require entry tickets with specific times. Visitors can pick up tickets for their time of entry at the downtown ticket office.

Saturday, May 5 at 10 am – Sunday, May 6 at 9 pm.

You are invited to be among the first to enjoy the expanded SAM downtown, including two floors of free public space, an expanded SAM Store and Taste Café, 70% more gallery space, more exhibitions, more collections and more art. Two full days of festivities will kick off this historic occasion in grand style.

Admission is free all weekend but will require entry tickets with specific times. Tickets will be available on site only on May 5 and 6. There will be no advance tickets.

Dance until Sunday Morning with:
10 p.m. – SunTzu Sound (KBCS 91.3 FM) and KidHops (KEXP 90.3 FM)
2 a.m. – Swank! (Chicago)
4 a.m. – Surrounded by Ninjas (Portland)

For more info visit the Seattle Art Museum website.

Seattle Art Museum Downtown
100 University Street
Seattle, WA 98101

Don’t miss the return of Kyoto Jazz Massive to Seattle. Their appearance at SAFARI will be their first local show in 4 years!

Get your tickets now at

More info

Even more Co-Op Miami Pix

This time from our man Velanche. Check out his recap of the night as well as pictures and words from the entire Winter Music Conference.

Upcoming Events

07.06.07 - 1LUV in Toronto
07.20.07 - SeeSound Lounge w/ KidHops
07.21.07 - Safari w/ WAAJEED
08.10.07 - Broken Disco w/ King Britt + John Arnold
08.17.07 - Olympic Sculpture Park


Dr.J's Spring-a-lings-n-tings
4Hero - PLAY WITH THE CHANGES - Raw Canvas
JDilla - RUFF DRAFT - Stones Throw
Donald Byrd - STREET LADY
Seiji ft. Nicki Guiland - SUMMER LOVE - Geneon
Quasimode - 1000 DAYS FOR SPIRIT (1LUV Vocal Remix) - CDR
Clara Hill - THAT NIGHT IN THE OFFICE - Sonar Kollektiv
Steve Spacek presents Black Pocket - CYBORG - CDR
Lenny Kravitz - WHAT GOES AROUND (JK Re-Edit) - PR

J-Justice Spring Flings
Elektrons - Dirty Basement - Genuine
Ben Westbeech - LP - Brownswood
F.B.I. - Dark Suite - Raw Fusion
Joe Mojo - Sleeping Giant - CDR
Azymuth - Harmonic 313 Remix - Far Out
Mark Pritchard & Steve Spacek - Turn It On - Sonar
Karizma - LP - R2
Attias - Nebukai - Still
Phil Asher & Dr. J - Little Things - CDR
The Funktastics - Honey - CDR
Djinji Brown - Deep Rooted - Yoruba
Stones Throw Hella International Boxset
Simbad - Supersonic Revelation Marathon Men Rmx - Raw Fusion
Ben Westbeech - Hang Around Wahoo Rmx - Brownswood
James Brown - Since You Been Gone - Polygram

J-Justice - 10 Winter Heaters
Visions of Tomorrow - Galaxy (Charles Webster Edit) - Past Due
Amp Fiddler - Ridin' (Carl Craig Edit) - Genuine
Yannick L - Hotbox - Sonar Kollektiv
Redeyes - Pusherman - Bingo
Amerie - Take Control - Sony
Domu - Something New - TrebleO
Bebel Gilberto - Bring Back the Love (Prins Thomas Remix) - Six Degrees
Afronaught - Transcend Me (Phil Asher Remix) - Fonz
Karizma - Tech This Out Pt. 2 - R2
Detalles - Hello Donee - Kupei Musika