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In 2002, [John] Cage’s publishers launched a plagiarism suit against British musician Mike Batt, who had included a one-minute silence on an album by his rock group, The Planets. Batt agreed to pay an undisclosed six-figure sum to the John Cage Trust.

Is that gold or is that gold?

The big news is that John Cage’s brilliant silent composition, “4’33,” is being aired on BBC radio and television. That’s awesome. Between this and the business last year about freeing the BBC archives, can you find a more revolutionary broadcaster? I say no. Holla, BBC, HOLLA.

Oh yes, and I’m not being facetious, either. I really think it’s a brilliant piece of work. Let the debate begin.


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