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The Julie Ruin Storms Our Studio; Bruce Weber Pick Three; Lyrics Sites

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Thursday, November 14, 2013

Kathleen Hanna performs with The Julie Ruin in the Soundcheck studio. Kathleen Hanna performs with The Julie Ruin in the Soundcheck studio. (Michael Katzif / WNYC)

In this episode: The Julie Ruin -- the new band led by Bikini Kill and Le Tigre frontwoman Kathleen Hanna -- plays songs of its new album, Run Fast, in the Soundcheck studio. Plus, Hanna shares a few favorite books about women in music as part of Soundcheck's Writers Club week.

Then, acclaimed fashion photographer and director Bruce Weber -- whose documentary on Chet Baker is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year -- shares a jazz-tinged Pick Three.

And, Jonathan Reichman -- the intellectual property lawyer and expert known as the Copy Cat -- guides us through the boom of lyrics Web sites like Rap Genius and the tricky copyright issues surrounding them.

Guests:

Jonathan D. Reichman, The Julie Ruin and Bruce Weber

Hear: The Julie Ruin, In The Studio

Hear The Julie Ruin -- the new band from Bikini Kill and Le Tigre's Kathleen Hanna -- perform in the Soundcheck studio.

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Picks Three: Bruce Weber

Fashion photographer and filmmaker Bruce Weber is best known for his ad campaigns for Calvin Klein. But he's also the man behind the Chet Baker documentary Let's Get Lost, which is celebrating its 25th anniversary. Weber is the subject of a retrospective at New York's Film Forum, and joins Soundcheck for a jazz-tinged Pick Three.

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As Lyrics Sites Prosper, Copyright Issues Arise

While lyrics Web sites have been around practically forever, the popularity and potential for making advertising money has gotten the attention of publishers and stakeholders saying that sites like Rap Genius are illegal. Copy Cat Jonathan Reichman delves into these issues of intellectual property.

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Download This: Stephan Crump's Rosetta Trio

Stephan Crump's Rosetta Trio performs at Greenwich House Music School Thursday. Download "Thwirl."

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