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More Warped Tour Coverage: A Chat with Ernie Ball Winners, Actor|Observer

Every year, guitar string manufacturer, Ernie Ball, holds a huge Battle of the Bands competition for Vans Warped Tour. Artists submit music and the public votes. This year, 41 bands for 41 dates were chosen to perform on the Journey’s main stage. Yesterday was Day 17 and the day Boston-based post-hardscore band, Actor|Observer, got to live their dream. It was their third time playing Vans Warped Tour, their second time winning the competition, but their first playing the main stage. “It was pretty unreal,” frontman, Greg Marquis said. “We had a huge crowd and so many familiar faces, but also…

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Compensation vs. Exposure: Do Photographers Have A Right To Compensation?

In light of a recent disparaging incident between an unsigned, “local,” band and a photographer for Infectious Magazine, Larry Wentworth, in which the band used a copyrighted photo for production and distribution of a physical CD WITHOUT compensating or even requesting permission from Wentworth. The band wrongly assumed that exposure was compensation enough. This article has been written as an attempt to reveal the issue at the heart of this matter. Please follow the link for the full story and to support Wentworth. There’s a long-standing issue in music media nowadays,…

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