Ammunition empire taking the piss

Discussion in 'UK Underground' started by info/adds/sets, Mar 17, 2007.

  1. info/adds/sets

    info/adds/sets New Member

    Jan 24, 2007
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    To everyone interested in Barefiles and the Rinse FM mixes, I think it's best to inform everyone whats been going on for the last few months.

    Basically, whilst working for Rinse FM they wanted to buy Barefiles from me and incorporate it into the Ammunition empire. Of course I kindly declined as Ive worked very hard to keep that website going and refuse to lose it, especially to someone who I feel is trying to monopolise a genre of music. So, they then proposed that I start to record all "big" Rinse FM shows from the studio and host them on their own website.

    A couple of months ago I recieved a phone call from Geeneus, telling me, out of the blue that Im no longer allowed to record ANY Rinse FM mixes, nor allowed to host any other mixes from any of the Rinse FM DJ's, e.g. the Dubstep Forum Anniversary Mix by N-Type. Later on I got an email from Sarah stipulating all these terms for the future relationship of Barefiles & Rinse FM.

    Here is part of the email that I recieved:

    The only site/host/place that ANY Rinse sets or sets from Rinse FM
    artists; including pre-records, recordings of the stream, live
    events , performances, interviews (and any other) across all formats
    will ONLY be available from an official Rinse site from now on (i.e. and for the avoidance of doubt this means not on Barefiles)

    We have been working towards setting this up for months now and we
    will be making sure that any re-hosting of our content gets stopped
    ASAP. We have the governing copyright protection agencies to help us
    control this (as we have the relevant licenses set up already)

    There is no way we will be changing our mind about this and need you
    to be clearly informed.

    As you can imagine I was gutted as I felt that one and a half years of my free labour and my life had gone down the drain. After an incredible amount of people supporting and encouraging me to get the website back up, including all the Rinse FM DJ's that I spoke to, Barefiles will be returning in a couple of weeks with quite a lot of positive differences. Sorry, but you're gonna have to hold tight to see what those differences are!

    As a result of this situation I am no longer being associated with Rinse FM, neither as a DJ nor as a member of the "team".

    I just wanna big up all the DJ's/producers/MC's I've contacted as they have all been proper safe about everything.


  2. mesh

    mesh Active Member VIP Junglist

    Sep 21, 2003
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    big up Barefiles, and if you feel RinseFm are tryin to monpolise a genre this is your chance to move against that by presenting alternative artists and producers' mixes.

    seems a pity to me, I dont feel people should be forced to take down anything thats been recorded, if/when it was freely broadcast in the first place.
    all about brand protection innit. pity again.
  3. Indi

    Indi Tha Original ThreadKilla! VIP Junglist

    Apr 7, 2003
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    Hull UK
    Easy Deapoh mate.

    That's fucked up, but just goes to show you really look after numero uno.
    Hope your future endeavours work out perfect without the affiliation of Ammunition or RinseFM (y)

    EDIT: The cheeky fuckers :mad_guy: