Hit Different / Why suing songwriters is escalating, an unspeakable festival, and rejoicing in rejection.

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Episode notes

Quick note - this episode was recorded before this week’s Melbourne lockdown was announced.

This episode!

  1. The inner-city festival no one is allowed to talk about.
  2. How useful is failing as part of an artistic career and is there honour in rejection?
  3. Music copyright law can’t keep up with the streaming era and lawsuits are multiplying thanks to a ruling in the 2010s. We speak to a Doctor of music about what this means - and if any publicity is good publicity. Mentioned in the conversation is an article from The Economist - Why American songwriters are suing each other.


Super special guest this week

Dr Jade O'Regan, musicologist, University of Sydney

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Marcus Teague - Twitter / The Guardian / Bandcamp



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Producer/editor - Courtney Carthy, the Mushroom Group

Theme music - Mark D'Angelo, The Backlot Studios

Artwork - Mushroom Creative House

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