Eminem http://michiganradio.org en U.S. Supreme Court declines to take up Emimem case http://michiganradio.org/post/us-supreme-court-declines-take-emimem-case <p><span lang="EN">Its all about ringtones.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </span></p><p><span lang="EN">The Associated Press reports the U.S Supreme Court won&#39;t get involved in a </span><span lang="EN">fight between Eminem&#39;s former production company and Universal </span><span lang="EN">Music Group over downloads of the rapper&#39;s songs and ringtones. </span></p><p><em><span lang="EN">The high court on Monday refused to hear an appeal from </span><span lang="EN">Universal Music Group. </span><span lang="EN">The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said F.B.T. Productions </span><span lang="EN">LLC&#39;s contract entitled Eminem and his producers to a 50-50 split </span><span lang="EN">with Universal for recordings licensed to digital distributors such </span><span lang="EN">as Apple Inc.&#39;s iTunes. </span></em></p><p><em><span lang="EN">The record label had paid F.B.T. and Eminem 12 percent of sales, </span><span lang="EN">the agreed-upon rate for physical albums. </span><span lang="EN">F.B.T. discovered Eminem in 1995 before he signed in 1998 with </span><span lang="EN">Dr. Dre&#39;s Aftermath Records. Universal&#39;s Interscope Records </span><span lang="EN">distributes Aftermath recordings. </span><span lang="EN">The case is Aftermath Records v. F.B.T. Productions, LLC, </span><span lang="EN">10-768.</span></em> Mon, 21 Mar 2011 16:27:49 +0000 Steve Carmody 1727 at http://michiganradio.org U.S. Supreme Court declines to take up Emimem case Imported from Detroit? You bet. http://michiganradio.org/post/imported-detroit-you-bet <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SKL254Y_jtc&amp;feature=aso</p><p>I didn’t really watch the Super Bowl last night. I only flipped it on toward the very end to see what had happened. I also logged onto my Facebook page about the same time, and was floored to see my newsfeed exploding with updates, nearly all variations on one theme: “Imported from Detroit.”</p><p>I was curious to know what this was all about, and fortunately some helpful people had already posted links to the Chrysler 200 ad featuring Eminem. It begins with the familiar stark images of Detroit—the bleak industrial landscape, the vacant and decaying buildings. Then a growling, defiant voice: “I’ve gotta question for you. What does this city know about luxury?”</p><p>“What does a town that’s been to hell and back know about the finer things in life?”</p><p>The response is an unfolding visual narrative that was a surprisingly moving tribute to Detroit’s aesthetic and cultural beauty. Underlying it all is a frank admission that the city has been to hell, and it may still be somewhere near hell-ish. But like <a href="http://www.dia.org/art/rivera-court.aspx">Diego Rivera’s gorgeous murals that depict Detroit in its industrial heyday</a>, the ad also finds beauty in Detroit’s hardscrabble nature. It issues a defiant challenge to recognize that beauty, but offers no apologies to those who won’t. Tue, 08 Feb 2011 01:26:13 +0000 Sarah Cwiek 1195 at http://michiganradio.org