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Once Upon a Time in Shaolin had taken so fucking long to make and had been obliged to protect its neck in so many myriad ways through its recording, mixing, and mastering that RZA had never factored it into the scheduling.

Author: Cyrus Bozorgmehr

Publisher: Flatiron Books

ISBN: 9781250125286

Category: Music

Page: 224

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The untold story of the world's most controversial album---a surreal tale of secret recordings, the Wu-Tang Clan, baffled customs agents, the world's most hallowed art institutions, and a villain of comic book proportions: Martin Shkreli. In 2007, the innovative young Wu-Tang producer, Cilvaringz, took an incendiary idea to his mentor the RZA. They felt that the impact of digitization threatened the sustainability of the record industry and independent artists, while shifting the perception of music from treasured works of art to disposable consumer products. Together they conceived a statement so radical that it would unleash a torrent of global debate---a sole copy of an album in physical form, encased in gleaming silver and sold through an auction house for millions as a work of contemporary art. The execution of this plan raised a number of complex questions: Would selling an album for millions be the ultimate betrayal of music? How would fans react to an album that's sold on the condition that it could not be commercialized? And could anyone ever justify the selling of the album to the infamous Martin Shkreli? As headlines flashed across the globe, the mystery only deepened. Opinions were sharply divided over whether this was high art or hucksterism---quixotic idealism or a cynical cash grab. Was it a noble act of protest, an act of cultural vandalism, an obscene symbol of greed, a subversive masterpiece, a profound mirror for our time, or a joker on capitalism's card table? As senior adviser to the project, Cyrus Bozorgmehr is uniquely placed to unlock the secrets behind the album and tell the full, unadulterated story. With explosive revelations about backroom plans made public for the first time, Once Upon a Time in Shaolin charts the album's journey from inception to disruption in vivid style. An extraordinary adventure that veers between outlandish caper and urgent cultural analysis. Once Upon a Time in Shaolin twists and turns through the mayhem and the mischief, while asking profound questions about our relationship with art, music, technology, and ultimately ourselves.
2017-07-11 By Cyrus Bozorgmehr

album Once Upon a Time in Shaolin (which comes in a hand-carved silver box) is to be toured, made available for listening in galleries, museums and venues before being auctioned off to the highest bidder as a private collector's item.

Author: Sarah Baker

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317670759

Category: Music

Page: 266

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There is a growing awareness around the world of the pressing need to archive the material remnants of popular music so as to safeguard the national and local histories of this cultural form. Current research suggests that in the past 20 or so years there has been an expansion of DIY heritage practice, with the founding of numerous DIY popular music institutions, archives and museums around the world. This edited collection seeks to explore the role of DIY or Pro-Am (Professional-Amateur) practitioners of popular music archiving and preservation. It looks critically at ideas around "DIY preservationism," "self-authorised" and "unauthorised" heritage practice and the "DIY institution," while also unpacking the potentialities of bottom-up, community-based interventions into the archiving and preservation of popular music’s material history. With an international scope and an interdisciplinary approach, this is an important reference for scholars of popular music, heritage studies and cultural studies.
2015-05-01 By Sarah Baker

Controversial pharmaceutical CEO and entrepreneur Martin Shkreli won Once Upon a Time in Shaolin at auction for $2 million; upon learning who the buyer was, the band donated a significant amount of the proceeds to charity.

Author: Anthony J. Fonseca

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781440865671

Category: Music

Page: 248

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Listen to Rap! Exploring s Musical Genre provides an overview of this kinetic and poetic musical genre for scholars of rap and curious novices alike. • Provides readers with a ready list of the 50 most important people and events in rap • Discusses vocal styles and musical production in depth • Quickly and efficiently characterizes rappers, crews, albums, and singles • Provides pertinent information that links rappers, producers, DJs (turntablists), and record labels • Discusses the history of rap as a series of local phenomena in the introduction
2019-09-30 By Anthony J. Fonseca

Wu-Tang Clan, Once Upon A Time In Shaolin: Upon release of its 2015 double album Once Upon A Time In Shaolin, Wu-Tang Clan announced that it would release only one single unit that fans could pay to hear in art galleries, museums, ...

Author: Bobby Borg

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN: 9781538134634

Category: Music

Page: 454

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Do it yourself and succeed! More and more artists are taking advantage of new technologies to try and build successful careers. But in this expanding competitive marketplace, serious do-it-yourself musicians need structured advice more than ever. In Music Marketing for the DIY Musician, veteran musician and industry insider Bobby Borg presents a strategic, step-by-step guide to producing a fully customized, low-budget plan of attack for marketing one’s music. Presented in a conversational tone, this indispensable guide reveals the complete marketing process using the same fundamental concepts embraced by top innovative companies, while always encouraging musicians to find their creative niche and uphold their artistic vision. The objective is to help artists take greater control of their own destinies while saving money and time in attracting the full attention of top music industry professionals. It’s ultimately about making music that matters, and music that gets heard! Updates include: New interviews highlighting current marketing strategies for the new music market Info on how to leverage digital marketing and streaming playlists Updated stories and examples of current music marketing principles Future forecasts and trends into music marketing New and revised services, tools, references, and contacts that can help musicians further their careers New marketing plan samples for bands/solo artists and freelance musicians and songwriters
2020-01-07 By Bobby Borg

Walter Benjamin described the age of mass reproduction destroying the 'aura' of the art object; Once Upon a Time in Shaolin seems determined to recreate that aura with its use of antique scripts and traditional materials, recreating the ...

Author: Chris Bilton

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 9781785360732

Category: Cultural industries

Page: 272

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Technological and social change has transfigured the market for creative industries. A new generation of intermediaries including Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google deal in context (how we consume) more than content (what we consume), displacing cultural producers, devaluing culturing products and monopolising consumer attention. Drawing on theoretical models across disciplines and rich in practical examples, this book charts an approach to marketing which challenges cultural producers to reclaim their place in the creative economy.
2017-09-29 By Chris Bilton

So, for example, the Wu-Tang Clan auctioned off a single copy of their album Once Upon a Time in Shaolin. The scarcity of the album was intentional–limiting it to a single copy–and was a bit of a publicity stunt.

Author: Joshua A. T. Fairfield

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107159358

Category: Law

Page: 261

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Owned provides a legal analysis of the legal, social, and technological developments that have driven an erosion of property rights in the digital context.
2017-07-10 By Joshua A. T. Fairfield

Madigan's American Shaolin (1991), Shaolin kung fu has become one of the bestknown Chinese martial arts styles among ... In 2014, the Wu-Tang Clan produced a compilation album entitled Once Upon a Time in Shaolin, of which only a single ...

Author: Lu Zhouxiang

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429537219

Category: History

Page: 294

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Shaolin Monastery at Mount Song is considered the epicentre of the Chan school of Buddhism. It is also well known for its martial arts tradition and has long been regarded as a special cultural heritage site and an important symbol of the Chinese nation. This book is the first scholarly work in English to comprehensively examine the full history of Shaolin Monastery from 496 to 2016. More importantly, it offers a clear grasp of the origins and development of Chan Buddhism through an examination of Shaolin, and highlights the role of Shaolin and Shaolin kung fu in the construction of a national identity among the Chinese people in the past two centuries.
2019-03-18 By Lu Zhouxiang

... February 19–23, 1996. (accessed December 26, 2016). Cohen, Dan. “For What It's Worth: A Review of the Wu-Tang Clan's 'Once Upon a Time in Shaolin.

Author: Dennis Tenen

Publisher: Stanford University Press

ISBN: 9781503602342

Category: Social Science

Page: 280

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This book challenges the ways we read, write, store, and retrieve information in the digital age. Computers—from electronic books to smart phones—play an active role in our social lives. Our technological choices thus entail theoretical and political commitments. Dennis Tenen takes up today's strange enmeshing of humans, texts, and machines to argue that our most ingrained intuitions about texts are profoundly alienated from the physical contexts of their intellectual production. Drawing on a range of primary sources from both literary theory and software engineering, he makes a case for a more transparent practice of human–computer interaction. Plain Text is thus a rallying call, a frame of mind as much as a file format. It reminds us, ultimately, that our devices also encode specific modes of governance and control that must remain available to interpretation.
2017-06-20 By Dennis Tenen

My brother thought about this for a few days and then never mentioned the idea again. Even though Shaolin kung fu became a national obsession for Chinese boys throughout the 1980s, most of them grew out of it eventually and moved on to ...

Author: Xiaolu Guo

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781473524309

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 336

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*Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award* *Shortlisted for the Costa Biography Award* *Shortlisted for the Jhalak Prize* *Shortlisted for the Rathbones Folio Prize 2018* *A Sunday Times Book of the Year* Xiaolu Guo meets her parents for the first time when she is almost seven. They are strangers to her. When she is born in 1973, her parents hand her over to a childless peasant couple in the mountains. Aged two, and suffering from malnutrition on a diet of yam leaves, they leave Xiaolu with her illiterate grandparents in a fishing village on the East China Sea. Once Upon a Time in the East takes Xiaolu from a run-down shack to film school in a rapidly changing Beijing, navigating the everyday peculiarity of modern China: censorship, underground art, Western boyfriends. In 2002 she leaves Beijing on a scholarship to study in Britain. Now, after a decade in Europe, her tale of East to West resonates with the insight that can only come from someone who is both an outsider and at home. 'This generation's Wild Swans' Daily Telegraph
2017-01-26 By Xiaolu Guo

THE SHAOLIN TEMPLE 功夫 Even those who've never seen a kung fu film have probably heard of mystic Shaolin , home of the fighting monks ; few , however , know of the reality behind the legends , in part because much of that reality was ...

Author: Jeff Yang

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0743448170

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 324

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Looks at the cinematic art of mainland China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan discussing the creativity of Chinese film, and exploring the intertwined traditions of the three regions and their influence on movies.
2003 By Jeff Yang