The CLUAS Archive: 1998 - 2011


Here's what security looks like at the annual Beijing Pop Festival. Thanks to Judith Govey at Uk-based Association for Independent Music (AIM) who sent it to me. AIM-represented group The Crimea played the festival in 2007. Beijing Pop Festival organisers have privately moaned about trying to get security - required by the local government agency which grants the festival's license - into something less formal than their paramilitary unforms. No luck, lets see what they manage for this year's fest, set for September.

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1999 - 'The eMusic Market', written by Gordon McConnell it focuses on how the internet could change the music industry. Boy was he on the money, years before any of us had heard of an iPod or of Napster.