With IPod, Who Needs a Turntable?
July 22, 2002 10:16 AM   Subscribe

With IPod, Who Needs a Turntable? This club in Manhattan lets their patrons play the DJ... but they use iPods for the music. But be forewarned... "Playing of any heavy metal ballads will result in immediate expulsion from the premises."
posted by darian (6 comments total)
just wait until the RIAA complains that they're not buying all the CD's of the songs they're putting on these ipods... hah...
posted by twiggy at 11:57 AM on July 22, 2002

No no no, it will be a crackdown on unlicensed public performance of the songs.
posted by mikhail at 12:39 PM on July 22, 2002

So long as the club is obeying the law (paying for performance rights, etc.), the RIAA won't complain. That's the way copyright works - you have to infringe upon it before anyone gets mad.

But yeah, man!, those who profit from other peoples' work - those who use music without permission and without compensating the original artist - are fuckin' righteous! Any group that opposes such a business - bands represented by the RIAA (eg: Elliott Smith, ...And They Will Know Us By The Trail of Dead, Tom Waits), for instance - are soul-sucking demons!
posted by Marquis at 12:43 PM on July 22, 2002

The RIAA represents the labels, not the artists; they're humans, but they do suck souls. (ASCAP, BMI, and SESAC, and Harry Fox, represent the artists.)
posted by nicwolff at 2:16 PM on July 22, 2002

heavy metal = expulsion and in Manhattan, ridicule. And it's right down the street! Thanks, metafilter!
posted by isobars at 9:58 PM on July 22, 2002

so wait, if the club provides the ipods and they don't want people playing heavy metal ballads, surely there won't be any such songs on the ipods?
posted by juv3nal at 12:49 AM on July 23, 2002

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