If the Copyright Arbitration Royalty Panel (CARP) has its way, internet broadcasters such as myself will soon be paying a whole lot of money to have their streams up and running. For someone like me this means that the radio section of this fledgling communtiny will definitely have to disappear. Read everything about this decision here at RAIN and after that press back on your browser and please, lend your hand is changing the course of this decision.

Provided below is a sample letter that can be sent to your congress representatives and media to argue against this decision. You can both cut and paste this email and send it to your congress rep by finding their email address at Congress.org or speak out to the media by writing to the people below.

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Last night I went on a cd buying frenzy and bought 10 albums in a single shot. One of those was Mystic Groove by Quango published by Palmpictures LLC. Although, the cd works fine on my sony cd discman it isn't playable on my computer, both at work and at home. Wierd part: the cd comes with cdplayer.exe making me think that maybe, it just doesn't play on winamp (my default cd player) but nope, not the case. Even the cdplayer provided in the cd doesn't play it. I called Tower Records complained and they were nice enough to let me return it, despite the fact that I didn't have my receipt.


My Verdict: DO NOT BUY from Palm Pictures
and if you do buy from them, use tower records (at least the one on the corner of broadway and 4th in nyc) because they let me exchange w/o my receipt.

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Well when I originally requested for someone to help me write reviews, I was doubtful any one will reply. But, one person did!! and, I am so happy to have him helping me out. Pray, that he sticks around, 'cause its nice to see someone else's name on AV other than myself. :). Say hello to Shazam! my friends, and his two reviews:Badmarsh+Shri - Signs and Talvin Singh - Ha. Thanx Shazam! for joining AV's quest to enlighten the world to a world outside of POP!

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Due to my involvement with another project I am in dire need of some help for AV. I need someone to help me write reviews for the site. If the person is close enough to my location in nyc, the music that needs to be reviewed will be provided. So get in touch with me at webmaster (at) asianvibrations.com and if possible send me a list of the albums that you already own and that are part of av's playlist and/or the review section (even the albums that have already been reviewed can be mentioned).
Thanks everyone.

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This is a copy of the interview originally published on live365.com

AsianVibrations

Gaurav Malhotra and his partner Vikas Goyalare the 21-year-old creators of Asian Vibrations, a station where - as they write in their profile - "the overused statement *east meets west* statement is very applicable." With artists like Talvin Singh, State of Bengal, and Sonorous Star, Asian Vibrations combines classical South Asian music (sitars, polyrhythms, modal scales) with modern drum-n-bass, techno, rock, hip-hop and jungle elements.

We spoke to Malhotra in New York City about his music, and the burgeoning South Asian music scene.

Live365.com: Where do you get most of your music?

Malhotra: Amazon.com. (laughs) No I’m kidding. I find out about it through friends, mostly. I go to Other Music, which is a record store here in New York. It’s great because I can just walk in and check out the albums. They also have a Web site that has practically everything.

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