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Ancient Future Times August-September 2014 Issue: Newsletter of the World Fusion Music Ensemble Ancient Future. In this issue: Raves Blow in for Yearning for the Wind, A.F.A.R. So Far Limited Edition CD, Exciting New Projects A.F.A.R. Around the Corner, Upcoming Concerts and Radio.

Ancient Future Times July 2014 Issue: Newsletter of the World Fusion Music Ensemble Ancient Future. In this issue: First Audio/Video Release in Ancient Future History; Two New Tracks in the Archive of Future Ancient Recordings; Three Concerts; Four CDs on Sale: Five #1 Videos on Ethnocloud

Ancient Future Times Jan 2014 Issue: Newsletter of the World Fusion Music Ensemble Ancient Future. In This Issue: Ancient Future Guitar and Tabla Duet Tour; Videos of Matthew Montfort and Shenshen Zhang, Ancient Future at Freight and Salvage, Flamenco Guitarist David Easley; Radio Interviews; Ancient Future Present Sale Ends 2/11/14

Ancient Future Times December 2013 Issue: Dickens of an Ancient Future Present Starring Eitherseizer Scrooogle by Ancient Future Past, Present, and Future Leader Matthew Montfort with Apologies to Charles Dickens; Musician's Fund; An Ancient Future Reunion; Gift of an Ancient Future Present; Northern California Ancient Future Guitar and Tabla Duet Tour

Ancient Future Times October 2013 Issue: Ancient Future 'World Without Walls' Reunion at Freight and Salvage Streams Live on ConcertWindow.com October 16 at 8 PM PDT; Fall into the Future Continues with Four Acclaimed Releases Just $10 Each, 25% off Books, and New Tracks A.F.A.R.; Ancient Future Duet Northern California Tour Featuring World Guitar Pioneer Matthew Montfort and Tabla Virtuoso Vishal Nagar

Ancient Future Times September 2013 Issue: Ancient Future 'World Without Walls' Reunion, Freight and Salvage, Berkeley, Oct. 16: Fourth Reunion Concert After 15 Year Hiatus; Fall into the Future Sale; Four Acclaimed Releases Just $10 Each, 25% off Books, and New Tracks A.F.A.R.; Musical Awakening of Indian Jazz Concert, Harris Center, Folsom, Sept. 14, Featuring Binay Pathak, George Brooks, Matthew Montfort, Abbos Kosimov, and Vishal Nagar

Ancient Future Times June 2013 Issue: Auctioning the Past to Pay for the Future; Summer CD Sale; Matthew Montfort to be Interviewed on KCSM; Summer Solstice Serenades at Garden Gate, Berkeley; World Rhythms Workshop at Gryphon Strings, Palo Alto; A Meeting of Acoustic Minds at The Old Princeton Landing, El Granada

Ancient Future Times May 2013 Issue: Halanda Studio Presents Ancient Future In Concert May 11 Featuring Matthew Montfort (scalloped fretboard and fretless guitars) and Ferhan Qureshi (tabla); Auctioning the Past to Pay for the Future: Rare Items from the Ancient Future Historical Archives Auctioned to Fund the Archive of Future Ancient Recordings; Summer Solstice Serenades at Garden Gate: Ancient Future Duet Featuring World Guitar Pioneer Matthew Montfort and Tabla Virtuoso Vishal Nagar; Spring into Summer Lessons Sale: Summer is a Great Time to Expand Your Horizons with Fun and Effective Music Lessons

Ancient Future Times March 2013 Issue: A.F.A.R. So Far: Major Upgrade to the Archive of Future Ancient Recordings; Ancient Future Duet in Concert at Willits Community Theatre, Willits, 3/23/2013; East West Guitar Summit Featuring Matthew Montfort, Matthew Grasso, and Parteek Bansal, at Village Homes Community Center, Davis, 3/30/2013; Skype Session Sale: Fun Learning for All Styles/Ages/Levels with One of the World's 100 Greatest Acoustic Guitarists

Ancient Future Times Dec 2012 Issue: Celebrate the 'Time of No-Time' with the Music of Ancient Future; East of the Sun Spied A.F.A.R.: First Studio Track Added to the Archive of Future Ancient Recordings; Mariah Parker's Indo Latin Jazz Ensemble in Live Recording Session at the Freight, Berkeley, 1/20/2013; Private Lessons with Matthew Montfort, One of the World's 100 Greatest Acoustic Guitarists

Ancient Future Times Oct 2012 Issue: Mariah Parker's Indo Latin Jazz Ensemble in Concert, 142 Throckmorton Theatre, Mill Valley, CA, October 28, 7 PM; Private Lessons with Matthew Montfort: Fun Lessons for All Styles/Ages/Levels with One of the World's 100 Greatest Acoustic Guitarists

Ancient Future Times Sept 2012 Issue: Ancient Future World Without Walls Lineup Reunion Concert at The Frick Museum, Pittsburgh, PA, Sept 7, 7 pm; Scalloped Fretboard Guitar Pioneer Matthew Montfort Makes 100 Greatest Acoustic Guitarists List at DigitalDreamDoor.com

Ancient Future Times July 2012 Issue: Please Vote for Ancient Future for Best World Music on Bohemian.com, Ancient-Future.Com Records Releases Mini EP by Matthew Montfort to Benefit RSI Injury Recovery

Ancient Future Times March 2012 Issue: A Thank You from Matthew Montfort, Ancient Future Nominated for Two World Music Awards, Sympathetic Strings & Resonant Reeds: A Benefit Concert for Matthew Montfort featuring Alex de Grassi, Paul McCandless, Jon Mendle, Mariah Parker's Indo Latin Jazz Ensemble, Teja Gerken, and Ronnie Ray Padilla. (March 2012 Update)

Ancient Future Times Feb 2012 Issue: RSI Injury Progress Report from Ancient Future's Matthew Montfort, Sympathetic Strings & Resonant Reeds: A Benefit Concert for Matthew Montfort featuring acoustic guitar Icon Alex de Grassi, reed Virtuoso Paul McCandless, classical guitar virtuoso Jon Mendle, Mariah Parker's Indo Latin Jazz Ensemble, and an acoustic guitar round-robin with Teja Gerken and Ronnie Ray Padilla

Ancient Future Times Dec 2011 Issue: A Direct Appeal from Ancient Future's Matthew Montfort after Wrist and Shoulder Injury; Your Financial Contribution Adds Tracks to the A.F.A.R. Archive; Holiday CD Sale; New Youtube Video from Ancient Future 'World Without Walls' Reunion; Skype Lesson Sale and Free Introductory Private Lesson in San Rafael

Ancient Future Times Oct 2011 Issue: Mariah Parker's Indo Latin Jazz Ensemble at 142 Throckmorton Mill Valley, October 6, 8 pm; Skype Lesson Sale and Free Introductory Private Lesson in San Rafael; A.F.A.R. Passes 10% of Fundraising Goal; Fall CD Sale

Ancient Future Times Sept 2011 Issue: First Video from Ancient Future 'World Without Walls' Lineup Reunion Concert, First Studio Recording So Near, So A.F.A.R., September $11 CD Sale, Sleeping Lady Cafe, 23 Broadway, Fairfax, CA, September 14, 8 pm, Acoustic Vortex Larkspur House Concert Benefit, September 17, 7 pm, Mariah Parker's Indo Latin Jazz Ensemble at 142 Throckmorton Mill Valley , October 6, 8 pm

Ancient Future Times Northern California June 2011 Issue: Ancient Future World Without Walls Lineup Reunion at Yoshi's, San Francisco, June 7, 8 pm; Capitol Records Schedules Digital Release of World Without Walls by Ancient Future to Celebrate Reunion Concert, Frets & Strings: An Evening of Acoustic Guitar at the Freight and Salvage, June 5, 8 pm.

Ancient Future Times May 2011 Issue: Ancient Future World Without Walls Lineup Reunion at Yoshi's, San Francisco, June 7, 8 pm; Ancient Future Trio on West Coast Live, Saturday, May 21, 10 am; First Studio Recording from A.F.A.R. Now Near; Frets & Strings: An Evening of Acoustic Guitar at the Freight and Salvage, June 5, 8 pm

Ancient Future Times Northern California April 2011 Issue: Tix on Sale for "World Without Walls" Reunion Performance 6/7/11 at Yoshi's SF, Win Tix for Ancient Future' s CCSF World Music Club Concert 5/13/11.

Ancient Future Times Northern California February 2011 Issue: Big Sur Events and Ancient Future Dinner Concert at Panama Hotel, San Rafael 4/20/11.

Ancient Future Times Northern California January 2011 Issue: Ancient Future Plays Celtic Ragas in Davis, 1/29/11.

Ancient Future Times December 2010 Issue: Major Website Upgrade, KPFA Crafts Fair. Future Ancient Record: The Story of A.F.A.R.

Ancient Future Times Northern California October 2010 Update Issue: Works on Concert Programs Announced, Free MP3 at San Francisco Classical Voice, San Francisco Chronicle Pink Section Picks Ancient Future, Local Classical Music Hero Needs Immediate Support

Ancient Future Times October 2010 Issue: California Concerts, Matthew Montfort and Bui Huu Nhut of Ancient Future Play Thingamajigs on Rachel Maddow Show. Future Ancient Record: Ancient Future on Rachel Maddow Show in Parallel Universe

Ancient Future Times Northern California September 2010 Issue: World Fusion Jam and Dinner Percussion Playshop Party, Fall Concerts, Free Private Music Lessons and Consultations, New Song Added to A.F.A.R., Summer Sale Ends September 22

Ancient Future Times Northern California August 2010 Update Issue: Indian Independence Day Dinner Duet, Dinner Percussion Playshop Party, Free Private Music Lessons and Consultations, New Song Just One Subscriber A.F.A.R., Sale Celebrating Summer Tour Coverage

Ancient Future Times August 2010 Issue: Rare Ancient Future Southern California Concert Tour, Summer Sale Celebrating New Rave Reviews and Media Placements, Indian Independence Day Dinner Duet and Dinner Percussion Playshop Party, Free Private Music Lessons and Consultations, New Challenge A.F.A.R. Nearly Met

Ancient Future Times July 2010 Issue: Southern California Tour, Challenge A.F.A.R. Nearly Met, Social Networking Contest

Ancient Future Times June 2010 Issue: New Track in Archive, California Concerts North to South.

Ancient Future Times April 2010 Issue: Spring Shows, MP3s for Free, and News from AFAR

Ancient Future Times March 2010 Issue. Concerts and Creativity Near Need Help from AFAR

Ancient Future Times February 2010 Issue. Fusion Fest, Concerts & Classes, Dinner Duet, Affinity - 1 Seven Subscribers AFAR

Ancient Future Times January 2010 Issue. Borders Download of the Week, Gigs & Classes, & Moonbath from A.F.A.R.

Ancient Future Times New Years 2009/2010 Issue. Melodies from AFAR, Beats from AFAR, Help from AFAR, even from your iPhone.

Ancient Future Times Holiday 2009 Issue . Announcing A.F.A.R: Archive of Future Ancient Recordings + Esalen World Music Workshop Retreat New Year's Day.

Ancient Future Times November 2009. Northern California Concerts, Workshop, New Videos, GuitarPlayer.Com Article.

Ancient Future Times October 2009. Sierra Nevada Guitar Society Presents: Matthew Montfort in Concert: Reno October 17.

Ancient Future Times August 2009. Sierra Serenades, Yoshi's & Youtube, Archive of Future Ancient Recordings. Includes: Sierra Serenades at Cozmic Cafe in Placerville August 15, Indo Latin Jazz at Yoshi's in Oakland August 25, First Videos from the 30th Anniversary Concert, Archive of Future Ancient Recordings (A.F.A.R.), Realtime Radio

Ancient Future Times July 2009. 30th Anniversary Concert. Includes: 30th Anniversary Concert at Freight and Salvage in Berkeley 7/26/2009, Romantic Serenades in Guerneville 7/25/2009, Contest: Win Concert Tix, More Summer Soirees, Realtime Radio

Ancient Future Times June 2009. Summer Soirees & Premo Press. Includes: Premo Press for 'Seven Serenades for Scalloped Fretboard Guitar', Contest: Win Concert Tix for Open Secret, San Rafael, 6/19/09, & Don Quixote's, Felton, 6/25/09, Summer Soirees, Realtime Radio, Future Ancient History: 30th Year Recording Series Update

Ancient Future Times April 2009. Serenades & Spring Soirees. Includes: CD Spotlight: Seven Serenades for Scalloped Fretboard Guitar; Contest: Everyone Wins a Free Liner Note Download with Sheet Music; Future Ancient History: 30th Year Recording Series Update; Spring Soirees.

Ancient Future Times March 2009. Equinox Events & Spring Specials Celebrating 30 Years of Ancient Future History! Includes: On Sale 3: New Releases Celebrating 30 Years of World Music for $30; Rite of Spring: Play World Beats on theVernal Equinox at Esalen; Future Ancient History: 30th Year Recording Series Update; Recess Shuns Recesssion: Let's Play Tag; Return to the Sleeping Lady Returns (includes youtube video)!

Ancient Future Times February 2009. 30th Anniversary: 3 New Releases Celebrating 30 Years of World Music, Return to the Sleeping Lady, World Beat Workshop at Esalen, Future Ancient History: 30th Year Recording Series, Recess Shuns Recesssion: Playing Tag.

Ancient Future Times September 2008. Channeling Change, Concerts, Reviews, and Contest.

Ancient Future Times July 2008. Unveiling the Listener Sponsored Music Program.

Ancient Future Times December 2007. Annual catalog issue.

World Rhythms Newsletters

World Rhythms Newsletter Issue 14: North Indian Raga and Tala. This issue covers Indian raga and tala with examples of Rag Kalyan, tintal, and matta tal.

World Rhythms Newsletter Issue 13: Egyptian Rhythms and Equinox at Esalen. This issue highlights elzaffa, the Egyptian wedding march, and offers details about the World Music Workshop scheduled for the weekend before Spring Equinox 2011 at Esalen.

World Rhythms Newsletter Issue 12: Purple Raga: Explaining Indian Concepts Through the Music of Jimi Hendrix . This issue highlights a GuitarPlayer.Com lesson from Matthew Montfort teaching Indian raga through the music of Jimi Hendrix and offers details about the world music workshop scheduled for New Year's Day weekend 2010 at Esalen.

World Rhythms Newsletter Issue 11: West African Bell Pattern. This issue covers a West African bell pattern and includes exercises and examples with audio.

World Rhythms Newsletter Issue 10: North Indian Raga. This issue covers North Indian raga and includes exercises, examples, and a video demonstration. "What a great newsletter! One of the best out of the myriad I receive. Keep them coming!" -- Robert Kaye, bass player, BASSICS Magazine editor, and writer for GLOBAL RHYTHM and www.abstractlogix.com.

World Rhythms Newsletter Issue 9: Bush Beats Gamelan. This issue focusing on Indonesian gamelan contemplates the benefits that the world might reap if George Bush studied gamelan music. Includes photos of George Bush playing gamelan for the first time and exercises and examples that George Bush or anyone else interested in gamelan music can use to study the music.

World Rhythms Newsletter Issue 8: North Indian Tala. This issue covers North Indian tala and includes exercises and examples of various North Indian rhythmic cycles.

Press Releases

Press Release: First Audio/Video Release in Ancient Future History. 'Yearning for the Wind' is a studio audio/video duet featuring scalloped fretboard guitar pioneer Matthew Montfort and Indian tabla virtuoso Vishal Nagar. Composed by Montfort, it is based on Rag Kalyan and set in matta tal, a 9 beat cycle.

Press Release: The Archive of Future Ancient Recordings. On February 11, 2014, the 35th anniversary of Ancient Future's first concert, two new studio tracks and a video debut in the fan funded Archive of Future Ancient Recordings, which gives supporters access to Ancient Future recordings as they are created.

Press Release: Ancient Future Concert to Stream on ConcertWindow.com. In a first for Ancient Future, their upcoming 'World Without Walls' reunion concert will be streamed live. This is a rare chance for fans worldwide to view a live concert of the exact lineup of the pioneering world music group that performed on Ancient Future's influential World Without Walls recording. The webshow streams on October 16, at 8 PM PDT from the Freight & Salvage at 2020 Addison Street in Berkeley. Online tickets are available now for $5 at concertwindow.com/shows/ancient-future. To celebrate, a live video recording of 'Indra's Net' by Jim Hurley from the first reunion concert has been released.

Press Release: End of the Beginning of the Ancient Future. There's been much ado concerning the end of the current 5125 year cycle of the Mayan Long Count calendar on December 21, 2012. What more appropriate way to celebrate the new era to follow than with the music of Ancient Future? To celebrate, from now until the end of this era, a complimentary media promo copy of World Without Walls by Ancient Future featuring the song 'End of the Beginning' will be sent to anyone who spends $51.25 or more on music from the Ancient-Future.Com store.

Press Release: Scalloped Fretboard Guitar Pioneer Matthew Montfort Makes List of 100 Greatest Guitarists. On August 12, 2012, scalloped fretboard guitar pioneer Matthew Montfort was added to DigitalDreamDoor.com's 100 Greatest Acoustic Guitarists list. Matthew Montfort joins luminaries such as Michael Hedges, Leo Kottke, Chet Atkins, John Fahey, Adrian Legg, Merle Travis, John Renbourn, Tommy Emmanuel, Doc Watson, Pierre Bensusan, Toni Rice, Alex De Grassi, Stefan Grossman, Artie Traum, Joni Mitchell, and Peppino D'Agostino in receiving this honor.

Press Release: Ancient Future Nominated for Bohemian's 2012 NorBay World Music Award. The world music group Ancient Future is a finalist in the Bohemian's 2012 North Bay Music Awards in the World/Reggae category. Bohemian.com readers and fans of Ancient Future can vote for the band in the World Music category at Bohemian.com through July 11 at 5 PM.

Press Release: Matthew Montfort Releases New Solo Scalloped Fretboard Guitar Recording. Ancient-Future.Com Records has just released a mini EP by scalloped fretboard guitar pioneer Matthew Montfort. The nearly 11 minute long track, entitled 'Sympathetic Serenade,' is available as a download complete with nine pages of digital liner notes at digital retailers such as iTunes, and as a signed CD-R exclusively at Ancient-Future.Com.

Press Release: Ancient Future Nominated for Two World Music Awards in February 2012. Readers of About.com nominated the band for the About.com Reader's Choice World Music Trailblazer Award, and World Without Walls by Ancient Future with special guest Zakir Hussain was nominated by broadcasters worldwide as ZoneMusicReporter's Best World Album of 2011.

Press Release: World Without Walls by Ancient Future with Zakir Hussain Nominated ZMR Best World Album of 2011. World Without Walls by Ancient Future with special guest Zakir Hussain was nominated by broadcasters worldwide as ZoneMusicReporter's Best World Album of 2011.

Press Release: Ancient Future Guitarist Matthew Montfort Offers Online Music Lessons. Ancient Future bandleader and pioneering world music guitarist, Matthew Montfort, is now offering all styles and levels of guitar instruction as well as lessons on any of the subjects on the Ancient Future web site via private Skype lessons.

Press Release: New Live Video Recording from Ancient Future 'World Without Walls' Reunion Concert Released. On June 7, 2011, the lineup of Ancient Future that performed on the band's influential World Without Walls recording reunited to perform for the first time in over 15 years at Yoshi's San Francisco. To celebrate the reunion, Capitol/EMI Records released the first ever digital version of Ancient Future's classic 1990 World Without Walls recording. A live version of McKeehan's 'Turkish Taffy' was recorded at the concert and is being released on Youtube and the audio is available to radio programmers.

Press Release: First Video from Reunion Tour Supporting World Without Walls by Ancient Future on Capitol Records. On June 7, 2011, the lineup of Ancient Future that performed on the band's influential World Without Walls recording reunited to perform for the first time in over 15 years at Yoshi's San Francisco. To celebrate the reunion, Capitol/EMI Records released the first ever digital version of Ancient Future's classic 1990 World Without Walls recording. The first video for the release recorded at the reunion concert is a live version of Montfort's '14 Steps,' a jazzy romp with a funky fourteen beat Indian groove.

Press Release: Capitol Records Schedules Digital Release of World Without Walls by Ancient Future for June 7, 2011. On June 7, 2011, the exact lineup of Ancient Future that performed on the band's influential World Without Walls recording will reunite to perform for the first time in over 15 years at Yoshi's San Francisco. To celebrate the reunion, Ancient Future's classic 1990 World Without Walls recording is scheduled to be released by Capitol Records for the first time ever at major digital retailers such as iTunes and Amazon.com MP3 Store

Press Release: Matthew Montfort of Ancient Future Featured on Rachel Maddow Show. Ancient Future leader and guitarist Matthew Montfort was interviewed and performed on the Rachel Maddow Show on MSNBC on Friday, September 24th, 2010.

Press Release: First Southern California Tour by Ancient Future Since 1998, July 28 through August 2. The first Ancient Future tour to Southern California since 1998 includes public concerts July 28 at the Waterfront Concert Theater in Marina del Rey, July 31 at the Fret House in Covina, August 1 for the Friends of Swanirvar Los Angeles Benefit at the Folly Bowl in Altadena, and August 2 at Yoga Soup in Santa Barbara.

Press Release: Sangria by Mariah Parker on Ancient-Future.Com Records Selected for Baker & Taylor Spotlight on Jazz Brochure. This retail program coincides with Jazz Appreciation Month (April) and Jazz Fest in New Orleans (April 23 - May 2). Sangria is sale priced from 4/5/2010 to 5/2/2010 and featured in a color flyer insert in the 4/5/2010 issue of Baker & Taylor Spotlight and the April issue of Alert, a library mailer.

Press Release: Two songs from Mariah Parker’s CD, Sangria, make The Smooth Jazz Now Top 100 Songs of 2009. Two tracks from Mariah Parker's 2009 debut release, Sangria, "Pente" and "Waterwheel," made the SmoothJazzNow.com Top 100 Songs of 2009 list. Mariah Parker joins an elite group of musicians, including George Benson, Tom Braxton, and Diana Krall, who had more than one song in the top 100.

Press Release: Ocean of Love by Ancient Future is Free Download of the Week and Borders.Com 1/18/2010-1/24/2010. From Monday 1/18/2010 to Sunday 1/24/2010, The Free Download of the Week at Borders.Com is "Ocean of Love" from Planet Passion by Ancient Future.

Press Release: Archive of Future Ancient Recordings (A.F.A.R.). During Ancient Future's 30th anniversary year, work began on the next project of the band: the Archive of Future Ancient Recordings (A.F.A.R.). To finance the Archive of Future Ancient Recordings, a subscription system model is being employed to fund the recording through fans of world fusion music. Supporters are invited to participate in the process.

Press Release: Two Ancient-Future.Com Titles Selected for Two Baker & Taylor Gift Guides . Two Ancient-Future.Com titles were selected for two different Baker & Taylor retail programs. The gift guides offer seasonally appropriate titles to book and music accounts. Planet Passion by Ancient Future and Seven Serenades for Scalloped Fretboard Guitar by Matthew Montfort were selected for the Baker & Taylor Valentine's Gift Guide (titles sale priced 1/25/10 through 2/21/10), and Seven Serenades for Scalloped Fretboard Guitar by Matthew Montfort was selected for the Baker & Taylor Health & Wellness Guide (12/21/09 through 1/31/10).

Press Release: Official Ancient Future iPhone App. The official Ancient Future app for the iPhone or iPod Touch is now available. This app helps Ancient Future fans keep up with the world fusion music ensemble's activities while on the go. The rich features and unique content in this app include the ability to sample the latest Ancient Future music, check out the latest Ancient Future videos and photos, including iPhone exclusives, read blog posts, and get regular bulletin updates.

Press Release: Matthew Montfort Featured in Guitar Player Magazine. The December 2009 collectible commemorative Les Paul issue of Guitar Player Magazine includes a full page feature with a photo of Matthew Montfort superimposed over psychedelic artwork portraying Jimi Hendrix and an interview with Montfort about the scalloped fretboard guitar, Indian raga, and his thoughts about the relationship of Indian raga to the music of Jimi Hendrix.

Articles

Dickens of an Ancient Future Present. This Spooky little spoof starring Eitherseizer Scrooogle endeavours to raise the Spirit of a solution to Silicon Skulduggery. By Ancient Future Past, Present, and Future leader Matthew Montfort with apologies to Charles Dickens.

Is Hilary Rosen an Uncomfortable Truth Vortex? More than a decade before Hilary Rosen stubbed her toe on the truth and ignited a Twitter firestorm by saying that Ann Romney had never worked a day in her life, she unwittingly helped Matthew Montfort put his foot in his mouth at his first meeting with Napster CEO Hank Barry.

Venezuelan Radio Quotas: A Great Idea for Localities Everywhere. The Venezuelan National Assembly recently passed a law requiring that no less than 50 percent of all music played on the nation's radio stations be Venezuelan. Ancient Future leader Matthew Montfort argues in favor of the passage of similar, although more modest, versions of this law elsewhere.

Open Market Digital Distribution: An Open Letter to Congress. On April 29, 2001, this letter was sent to congress and Hank Barry, CEO of Napster.

An Open Letter to Congress Proposing a Compulsory License for File Sharing. On March 14, 2001, this letter was sent to congress and Hank Barry, CEO of Napster. On April 3, 2001, Hank Barry proposed just such a license in a speech to congress.

Independent Musician Reaction to Napster Decision. The Feb 12th, 2001, decision was a double edged sword for independent musicians.

Ancient Future Oracle: This story was written in 1999. Much of it has already come true.

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