Posts Tagged ‘norway’

Wingsuit base jumping-Not for the faint of heart

April 27, 2009

I thought base jumping was intense….and then I saw this video.

Sent in by Ben-Diggity.

“If a Song Could Get Me You” by Marit Larsen

September 26, 2008

Pretty Feist-like. Nice folk-pop with a simple yet interesting video. I like the indie-film feel of it. Check out more at her official website.

Base Jumper’s Parachute Fails to Deploy-Footage From His Helmet Cam

September 8, 2008

He survives this…amazing.

Via Geekologie

“Total Eclipse of the Heart” Played on Household Appliances by Hurra Torpedo

September 8, 2008

Hmmm…..performance “art.” An interesting take on a Bonnie Tyler classic from the 1980’s live on Norweigan TV.

Prince sues to stop distribution of tribute album covering his songs

June 25, 2008

That Prince is a confusing one. From Wired.com

Fifty artists who recorded Prince covers in honor of His Purpleness’ 50th birthday June 7 have been slapped with a lawsuit by the short-tempered star. His lawyers now demand that all copies of the tribute be destroyed. Shockadelica had reached No. 8 on Norway’s album charts and received several popular reviews by the Norwegian press.

It’s perfectly legal to record and sell cover songs of someone else’s material, so long as you pay the compulsory licensing fee of about 10 cents per song. To sell their five-disc set of 81 Prince cover songs, they would have to remit around $8 per unit sold to Prince, under a compulsory mechanical license.

Norway’s C+C Records distributed 5,000 of the box sets starting earlier this month, plus digital versions, and claim that no one made any money from the project. As a result, they didn’t think they owed Prince anything except maybe a free copy.

C+C Records owner and Prince fan Christer Falck contacted the Purple One’s people to try to send one to Prince, and that’s when the trouble began, according to the Norwegian newspaper Dagbladet (re-reported in Daily Swarm), one of many publications to post positive reviews of the collection.

For now, all 81 songs can be previewed free on C+C Records‘ website, and some are also available on MySpace in streamable medley form.

When this giveaway first began, there were 5,000 copies of the compilation in circulation. Thanks to Prince’s lawsuit and the publicity it will generate, we expect that number to balloon significantly in the coming weeks.

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