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  1. Fascinating article! Any chance that it has been printed in a “reputable, academic journal?” Because unless it has been, a student like me cannot use it as a reference. Yeah… there’s another topic you can write about! According to some folks in academia, because your piece was self-published, it hold no merit. Therefore anyone can come in, plagiarize your ideas and deny you credit. Luckily, my prof. is a Marxist and is comfortable with blogs as research material. Credit will be given! Bravo to you!


    December 5, 2012 at 11:13 am

    • In that case your professor is a forward thinking person. Self publishing is where publishing is headed. With recent upheavals in educational publishing, including self interested gouging by copyright collectives and Academic Journals with artificially high prices, I would expect the academic community should be waking up to this fact.

      Part of the problem, of course, is that online resources require critical thinking, rather than the reliance on that of some publishing gatekeeper.

      Laurel L. Russwurm

      December 5, 2012 at 4:31 pm

  2. […] The independent Canadian music industry is ushering in an incredible golden age, in spite of the CD levy which penalizes independent creators. Canadians are leading the world with Independent music production and distribution. And nobody is looking for a “Canadian Identity” anymore since Canadian culture is thriving– through sharing– on the Internet. For the first time in more than half a century, Canadian musicians don’t have to sign away the rights to their music to get recorded and distributed. […]

  3. Can you please tell me where to make an album for $1000 :O

    Billy the Kid

    December 9, 2010 at 5:03 pm

    • Just checking the details, I’ll let you know when I hear back in a day or so. The one my father told me about was $40. per hour.

      These musicians are all very experienced & they go in knowing what they are doing. They don’t take weeks messing around. The studio he used (small one man operation) is probably closing, but Dad knows of another that did a great job for someone else for a lower per hour rate. We’re talking Southern Ontario, so if you’re ready to cut a record when your tour swings by in March I’ll put you in touch with my dad.

      If you distribute digitally only, all you need is art & you’re done. If you want to cut CDs, you can get them pressed in small or larger batches in Toronto pretty economically too.

      Laurel L. Russwurm

      December 9, 2010 at 11:08 pm

  4. Modern visual artists have been indies since about 1860. The first was Gustave Courbet, when he was refused exhibition in the Salon by the then official French culture group the Academy, Courbet walked around the block and literally opened a shop in the ‘main street’ exhibiting his paintings, it was a scandal and a success.
    Courbet once said “the one and only thing a government can do for an artist is, leave him alone”.


    September 3, 2010 at 10:52 pm

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