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In case you haven't already heard about it, I've embedded the audio of a prank call involving two Montreal comedians and radio hosts -- Sebastien Trudel and Marc-Antoine Audette, who go by the name The Masked Avengers -- and the Republican candidate for U.S. vice-president, Sarah Palin. Despite the fact that this prank apparently took…

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The arcane system by which songwriters, publishers and other rights-holders get compensated when their music is played on the radio in the United States is complicated enough, with quasi-governmental bodies that decide how many pennies each instance will cost, and so on. But at least the fees that are charged aren't so high that they…

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"If you drive a car, I'll tax the street; If you try to sit, I'll tax your seat; If you get too cold, I'll tax the heat; If you take a walk, I'll tax your feet. 'Cause I’m the taxman; yeah, I’m the taxman." The Beatles, Taxman We've seen the recording industry pull a lot…

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Does the "social radio" market -- which features well-established players like Pandora and Last.fm -- need another entrant? The gang behind Jango seem to think so. The site, which has been in beta for the past few months, opened up for full access Monday, and says it has 70,000 users already. Co-founder and CEO Dan…

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Although I hate to jump on the whole "Day The Music Died" thing -- which I think is a little over the top -- I find it interesting that while a whole bunch of Web radio companies, including Yahoo Music and Pandora, are turning off their streams in order to protest the increase in licensing…

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