Over the past few weeks, one man and one great album have stirred up yet another backlash against the faceless corporations that control the music industry. That man, DJ Dangermouse, has just been announced as a Keynote speaker at the M3 Summit in Miami on Sunday, March 7. Dangermouse will also headline the M3 Sunset Session that same night at the Surfcomber Hotel. This will mark the first time that he will spin excerpts of The Grey Album live.
As previously reported, the Miami Music and Multimedia Summit (M3) will take place from March 5-9 in Miami Beach, FL. In addition to a nightly concert series, M3 will also offer two days of panels, seminars and business discussions on such topics as mobile content delivery and third-party licensing.
Last week, a coalition of disgruntled websites banded together in an act of civil disobedience against a music conglomerate who they accused of stifling creative expression. DJ Dangermouse and his hybrid of Jay-Z's The Black Album and The Beatles' The White Album, The Grey Album, was the sole inspiration for this event, which was dubbed Grey Tuesday. These websites, ignoring cease and desist orders from EMI, posted the Grey Album in MP3 form on their websites. Thousands of copies of the album were thought to have been downloaded all around the world.