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Friday, April 18, 2014

Music Links: Two New Bay Area Festivals, Pandora's Legal Troubles, and a Museum Exhibit for Record Store Day

Posted By on Fri, Apr 18, 2014 at 3:34 PM

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There's a slight chance that the public may get to hear Once Upon a Time in Shaolin after all. Though Wu-Tang Clan originally intended to release a single copy to the highest bidder, fans have created a Kickstarter in an effort to ensure it becomes more democratically available. [Pitchfork]

Feeling super amped for record store day? Head to the Oakland Museum's new exhibit Vinyl: The Sound and Culture of Records for a deep look at the long-lasting appeal of plastic discs. [EBX]

New festival alert: Oakland Drops Beats is a new, all-ages festival that focuses on new talent and rising voices in the East Bay hip-hop community. The first one is on April 19, but if you miss it, don't worry, it's quarterly. [SFBG]

Another new festival alert: The Bay Bridged has announced "Not Dead Yet Fest," which looks to highlight San Francisco's vibrant music scene in light of recent accusations to the contrary. [Bay Bridged]

Pandora is in some trouble: A collection of major record labels are suing the music-focused tech company over its use of recordings made prior to 1972 (the year sound recordings became protected under federal copyright law). [The Hollywood Reporter]

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