Author Archives: Julian Benson


Radio Free Cuba

Cuba relaxes its censorship of the radio by repealing 50 year-old blacklist

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Page-turning playlists

The Fifty Shades of Grey soundtrack opens the door to a full history of books being set to music

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Regular service to resume shortly

We’re going on a break. it’s not you, it’s us…

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Mashups, autotune, and the bedroom satirist

The past decade has seen the rise of the mashup and auditorial as a tool for satire. we take a look at its power. Sunday …

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Grudge match: political reprisals against musicians

Are the pussy riot arrests just one in a continuing chain of political reprisals aimed at musicians? The continued incarceration of members of the Russian …

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Between the lines: what charts tell us

a recent entry into classic.fm’s hall of fame has made us question what charts actually show us. Each year Classic FM opens up a poll …

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A response to the response to the off feature on Odd Future

a response to Tim Jonze’s criticism of Newsnight’s Odd future feature. Newsnight ran a feature earlier this week that suggested L.A. Hip Hop band Odd …

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Extradition: a dangerous precedent for the digital age

What does the recent Afghani massacre and a Computer Science student from Sheffield have in common, and how do they relate to music? Read on …

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Who are stringent copyright controls supposed to protect

This week we look at what SOPA, PIPA and Acta would have meant for a blog like ours, and what they meant for the people …

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