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Roots Of Indie Punk Rock: The Legacy Of Ian Curtis Of Joy Division

Despite Curtis’ life having ended at a young age, his complete uniqueness in style and musical delivery has been a source of inspiration for many bands until this day.

Gama Bomb promo photo

Gama Bomb: ‘Music Should Be Free’

Irish thrash act Gama Bomb, a stalwart amongst thrash’s revival, made third album Tales From the Grave In Space freely available to download through earache.com. The label has partnered with RapidShare, the largest file-hosting website.

Sybreed

Metal Band Sybreed Asks Fans To Film An Ad For New Album

Industrial metal monsters Sybreed is offering a pretty innovative contest in promotion of their new Listenable Records release, The Pulse of Awakening.

Napster

10 Years After Napster: Welcome To 1998

Ten years after Napster tried to make a deal with the record labels, the record labels have found themselves offering exactly the same thing Napster proposed. Consumers have proven that they pay money when there is a good value for their money.

Dotted Music Monday: Free MP3s From STS9, Bosques de mi Mente, Atlantic Connection

Dotted Music Monday: Free MP3s From STS9, Bosques de mi Mente, Atlantic Connection

Monday has been declared a “Dotted Music Monday” here on DM, so today I’m free to speak about music as music, not a business. And today I will share some music that I discovered for myself last week.

Is MySpace Still Relevant?

Is MySpace Still Relevant?

Technology is only useful if it is necessary for a human experience, and MySpace was the pioneer of a much wider discussion of which the ripples are still being felt. Joe Shooman shares his thoughts on social networks.