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++++++ FFF VS. MICROMUSIC +++++++
DID FITTS FOR FIGHT STEAL YOUR MUSIC TOO??
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Dear micromusic lovers, a norwegian band called Fitts for Fights, has been stealing music from Micromusic Artists and releasing it as their own. They have been playing on festivals, releasing music and videoclips that are stolen from Micromusic. We cannot accept that ! they are currently trying to remove all evidence of tracks they released. It could be yours! therefore, please keep checking this page and if you find tracks that are yours please contact micromusic or post it at the Microtext forum.
THE ARTICLE THE STOLEN TRACKS
Theives lurking the micromusic comunity

A norwegian band with the silly name Fitts for Fight, consisting of two girls and an a lot older "producer", who has been releasing a few singles and touring for a while, has been discoverd systematicly stealing all their music from micromusic artists. Their latest hit "Fuck of and die" is a direct rip of STus song "STereiod". Adding some lyrics to it and claiming it as their own. They also stole other micromusicartists songs and, if that was not enough, use the same costume as Eat_Rabbit ._.

After being confronted, they are maniacly trying to hide the thefts by removing most of their music and videos from their webspace and myspacepage, blaming all the thefts on a Ghostproducer that does not exist!! (and this has been researched!)

http://www.myspace.com/fittsforfight
http://www.fittsforfight.moo.no
 
Tracks stolen by FFF, there are many more, please help us find them :
FFF RIPP-OFF: STATUS: REAL CREATOR: LABEL:
Fitts for Fight : Fuck off and die Stu/dropdabomb: STEreoid Micromusic
Fitts for Fight : Monstermachine Binarpilot: Otoclrosis Micromusic
Fitts for Fight : You´re dead Stu/YM rockers: Dynamite YM Rockers
Fitts for Fight : Diva DVD Heijden / 8 bit collective 8bitcollective
Fitss for Fight : Baby is dead 505 YM Rockers :8x8 hero YM Rockers
Fitss for Fight : Faking it 8BitWeapon: Gameboyrocker Micromusic
Fitss for Fight : Robot DRX : Oktopus Micromusic
Fitss for Fight : No Future Kluster Bounce: Disxco Fever Micromusic
Fitss for Fight : Happy Dancing Arachno - Wings over dunwyn Razor1911
Fitss for Fight : CrashBurnDestroy Yerzmyey - Space Travel Micromusic
+ FFF vidz with stolen material      
Fitts for Fight : liverecoding with misc. music (WMV) stu/binarpilot/other Micromusic
Fitts for Fights : "Fuck Off and Die" Youtube music video stu/dropdabomb: STEreoid.mp3 Micromusic
       
**In the past two years FFF released about 20 tracks, all of which were rereleased on several labels, ever since it came out that they have stolen all tracks from Micromusic, they have been deleting "their music" from last.fm and myspace. If you have ANY tracks from them, please contact us so we can add them to this page.
playlist with app. 20 songs (tracks removed)
 
Professional Thieves "Fitts for Fight"
...with even a stolen look (courtesy of eat-rabbit) FFF on flickr
 
fitts for fight // photo by mona odegaard   micromusic´s Eat Rabbit // photo by Micromusic Paric HQ
+++ BONUS: ARROGANT INTERVIEW WITH FITTS FOR FIGHT +++
ORIGINAL ARTICLE (NORWEGIAN)

The girls from Søm and Tømmerstø has already made the "musicpolice" angry but the jungeltelegraph has given them a name in the underground.

KRISTIANSAND: - Omg, it was really just a joke from the beginning, but now everything is taking off. We get mails from all over the world and are played in clubs in london and berlin, says vocalist julie illona balas.

- We also get angry mail from established bands that are pissed because of all the attention we get says Ellinor Aurora Aasgaard

The two girls from Søm and Tømmerstø, more known as Fitts for Fight, think it is hard to believe how fast the 'jungeltelegraph' has given them a name in the music underground.

Their songs are played several thousand times on Myspace, and on several debateforums online there's countinous debating on what the girls really are up to.
Are they taking a piss on the musicbusiness? Are they hardcore feminists? And are they really to be taken seriously?

Rumours
-At school there are now so much gossip about us, that its starting to get uncomfortable. But we dont care, we're really just having fun, says Julie.

Then she admits:

- We are pretty wierd both of us, and i think people always has seen us as a bit special/unormal. Because of that it is not really a big deal what people think og say. We can take most of it, she says.

Without shred of shyness or nerves the two girls has already attaced several big scenes in Norway. They have played at Tou Scene in Stavanger, Uffa in Trondheim and Spasibar in Oslo.

- After the concert at Spasibar in oslo some guy came over to us and checked if we had shaven our armpits, cause if not, he was sure that we were feminists sendt out on a mission by the womensgroup Ottar (a militant feminist org. in norway) the girls laugh.

With naive computermusic blended with nintendo and commodore sounds and last but not least naughty lyrics- the girls has made the "musicpolice" angry.

"If the concept is supposed to be ironic (i hope for their sake it is) then the humour missed me with at least a mile. Tip for next years festival: dont expose us to anything like this again." one critic wrote after the gig in Trondheim.

Minors at their own concerts

Problem is that people love FFF. The songs "Fuck Off And Die", "MonsterMachine" and "You´re Dead" have become "vorspielhits" everywhere across the country. The girls has gotten over 2000 mails with questions about cds and t-shirts.

-Honestly nobody can really say that our music is good. Rather on the contrary, we are actually making something that is so ugly that people just have to love it, Julie says and adds:
- We have been offered a recorddeal, but we turned it down. We think it is better to have full control ourselves.

-Btw. we are playing a gig in Rotterdam in october. We are booked for something called
Lady Fest Festival, says Julie.

- Are you travelling alone?
- Yes or no, our soundtechnican comes as an guardian. He is pretty sensible.

-Does your gigorganizers know how old you are?
- No off course not, we are'nt really old enough to get into our own concerts.

- What does your parents say about you travelling around norway singin about death and porn?

- They are not allowed into our gigs. But i think they are proud of us.Cause we dont really do anything wrong, we are just making music and having fun says Julie.

Send your hugs and kisses: fittsforfight@gmail.com :Ellinor Aurora Aasgaard og Julie Ilona Balas from Kristiansand
+++ DO THEY STOP HERE?? NOOOHHH +++
Obviously not feeling responsible for GRAND THEFT, Fitts for Fights continues to play everywhere with STOLEN tracks claiming they made these tracks. We call upon our community to go to the upcoming gigs and throw rotten tomatoes!
GIGS PAST GIGS UPCOMING
02.12.2006
Fitts for Fight with Last Ninja
Blitz Oslo
http://lister.vg.no/?do=search&keyword=artister&tag-search=on

01.12.2006
Fitts for Fight with Surferrosa
Pavillion
Oslo
http://www.blikk.no/nyheter/sak.html?kat=8&id=6921

30.11.2006
Fitts for Fight
Steadet, Bergen
www.myspace.com/straedet

17.11.2006
Fitts for Fight
Det norske Studentersamfund
Oslo
http://www.myspace.com/detnorskestudentersamfund

11.11.2006
Elektrostat Festival
Oslo (gig cancelled)
http://elektrostat.com/

27.10. 2006
Fitts for Fight
Rotterdam Ladyfest (NL)
http://3voor12.vpro.nl/artikelen/artikel/30372461
www.ladyfestrotterdam.org

08.08.2006
Fitts for Fight
Spasibar
Oslo
http://www.furoreiharare.com/page4/page46/page46.html

04.07.2006
Fitts for Fight
Klub Quart

04.06.2006
Fitts for Fight
Blitz, Oslo

03.06.2006,
Fitts for fight
Musikkfest Oslo
http://www.musikkfest.no/

02.05.2006
Fitts for Fight
Tou Scene, Stavanger
http://www.touscene.com/

20.04.2006
Fitts for Fight
Kulturnatt
Kristiansand
http://www.kulturnatta.no/
ttp://www.fvn.no/kulturpuls/article357556.ece

28 .01.2006
Fitts for Fight
Schlæz-festivalen / UFFA
http://www.schlaez.com/band.html

2005:
23.12.2005
Fitts for Fight
SIXPENCE
Kristiansand

11.12.2005
Fitts For Fight
Spasibar, Oslo
http://www.spasibar.com
ingeborg husbyn aarsand

08.12.2005
Fitts For Fight
Scream Club, Oslo

23.12.2006
Fitts for Fight
Sixpence / Kristiansand (NO)
Kirkegaten 7
N-4611 Kristiansand S
Telefon: +47 3802 4516

26.01.2007
Fitts for Fight
Betong / oslo (NO)
http://www.studentersamfundet.no/lokaler.php?lokale=Betong

27.01.2007
Fitts for Fight
Oboy
Parkteateret oslo (NO)
http://underskog.no/kalender/11341/forestilling/12714

12 .01.2007
Fitts For Fight w/ ROCKETTOTHESKY
John Dee / oslo (NO)
http://www.rockettothesky.com/
http://www.utelivsguiden.no/artikkel.ugml?id13=8267

10.02.2007
Fitts for Fight
By:larm / trondheim (NO)
http://www.bylarm.no/
info@bylarm.no

08.10.2007
Fitts for Fight
Oya festivalen (NO)
http://www.oyafestivalen.com/?page=artist+a-z

liveshow playlist_  
FITTS FOR FIGHT INTERVIEWS: FITTS FOR FIGHT ARTICLES:
http://www11.nrk.no/urort/article.aspx?articleId=5785078
http://www.furoreiharare.com/page2/page42/page42.html
http://www.blikk.no/nyheter/sak.html?kat=1&id=6143
http://www.spirit.no/feature/artikkel.php?id=3659
http://www.furoreiharare.com/page4/page46/page46.html
http://www.spirit.no/feature/artikkel.php?id=3659
http://www.fvn.no/kulturpuls/musikk/article401839.ece


http://www.fvn.no/kulturpuls/musikk/article410499.ece
http://www.fvn.no/kulturpuls/musikk/article403398.ece
http://www.dagbladet.no/kultur/2006/11/02/481614.html
http://www.recommended.no/default.aspx?m=&amid=1034
+++ FITTS FOR FIGHT STEALS MUSIC +++

Articles in Norwegian about FFF´s Grand Theft Micro:

Article in Music Information centre (norwegian)
http://www11.nrk.no/urort/article.aspx?articleId=5820022
http://www.fvn.no/kulturpuls/musikk/article423062.ece
http://www.ballade.no/nmi.nsf/home/ballade?opendocument&url=http://www.ballade.no/nmi.nsf/doc/art2006121310535977289539

+++ MICROMUSIC STATEMENT: STOP FITTS FOR FIGHT!! +++

Recently it has become clear that Norwegian band "Fitts For Fight" has
been using publicly released material from micromusic and demoscene
musicians in their own music without permissions or credits.

The reuse of the material is clear and obvious; the band simply sings
over the original songs, which are totally unchanged. The lyrics
themselves are uninspired, and certainly not in keeping with original
musicians‚ artistic vision. To repeat, no permission was given by the
original artists, and no credit given. "Fitts For Fight" have claimed the
music to be entirely their own work.

This is already highly disreputable behaviour, and clear theft.

However, "Fitts For Fight" have been receiving money for this music in the
form of royalties and payment for live performances and even re-released the music.

The original tunes were all released for free, for enjoyment of all those interested in
lo-tech music. Needless to say, no money or credit was given to the original
artists.

To steal something is bad, but "Fitts For Fight" have stolen from people
who make no, or almost no profit from their music. It is like shoplifting
from a charity shop, and then selling the stuff on the street outside.
Except even worse, as they claim artistic credits for everything that they
took.

So far it has come to light that music from the following artists has been
stolen in this way:

· 505 / YM Rockers
· 8 Bit Weapon
· Arachno
. Printed Circuit
. Yerzmyey
· Drx / Bodenstandig 2000
· DVD Heijden
· Jo_Petrole
· Stu / Drop da Bomb

It is highly likely that other musicians have been affected.

www.micromusic.net is the largest label for the type of music in question.
All the tracks are available for free on-line, and it was the source for
most of the stolen material. Although micromusic is a totally open
non-profit organisation it represents and protects its members just as a
normal record label. This is an extremely good thing, since people like
the members of "Fitts For Fight" would be able steal much more easily from
individual artists working alone. micromusic provides a powerful voice,
and a means to co-ordinate a reaction.

The artists concerned are in discussion about how to proceed further in
this matter. They are receiving the full support of the micromusic and
demoscene communities.

For the latest news, visit: http://nl_hq.micromusic.net/stolengoods/

Gareth Morris (gwEm)
www.micromusic.net
22nd December 2006