Media reappropriation wizard Mark Hosler of Negativland recently gave a talk at NYC's New School, relating the band's run-ins with lawyers, record labels, and Marky Mark in a multi-media extravaganza bursting with songs, videos, mass murder hoaxes, and copyfight tactics.
Mark generously allowed us to record his presentation, songs and all, which you can download below as a series of MP3s.
Part 1 - Introduction: the beginnings of Negativland, and the remixamagical song "No Business" (you can download the video torrent here).
Part 2 - Audio Collage: manipulating found audio sources, "Truth in Advertising," and "Guns."
Part 4 - The Ultimate Media Hoax: how the band duped the news media by tying themselves into a teenage mass murderer.
Part 5 - The U2 Lawsuit: how the album cover shown above resulted in a 200-page lawsuit and transformed Negativland into copyfight coverboys, "Special Edit Radio Mix."
Part 6 - Fair Use: the band writes a book and gets a little revenge, "Gimme the Mermaid."
Part 7 - Selling Out: the public domain ethos versus cashing in, "The Greatest Taste."
Part 8 - Q&A: Mark fields questions from inquiring minds, "My Favorite Things."