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Mixmag's drugs survey, MIDI turns 30, and Todd Edwards hawks his record collection on eBay

By Ken Taylor
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Want to own a piece of music history? Garage don Todd Edwards has decided to put up his entire record collection on eBay. But that’s not all… MIDI turns 30, Mixmag launches its 2013 drugs survey, and more in today’s news.

- Mixmag has launched its annual global drug survey. Not that we think any of you would be particularly good candidates! (full story)

- MIDI turns 30 this year, so the BBC has assembled a nice little piece on how this influential technology changed the world of recorded music. (full story)

- Garage god Todd Edwards recently made the move from his longtime home of New Jersey to sunny Los Angeles—and he decided not to bring his ridiculously huge record collection with him (sound familiar?). Instead, he’s put all of them up for sale on eBay, so you can now own a piece from the man’s studio for a relatively small starting bid. (full story)

- Is GEMA—Germany’s artist-royalty collection agency—set to crack down on laptops in clubs as well? FACT takes a look. (full story)

- Kraftwerk has just been nominated to enter the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Think they should be inducted? Vote for them here: (full story)

- Jazz and blues legend Terry Callier died a couple months ago, but now Massive Attack’s 3D has made available some rare unreleased recordings he made of the singer/guitarist back in 2005. (full story)

- Lastly to take you into the weekend, Belfast-born Londoners Bicep talk with Scion A/V about their decision to trade in the working world for a full-time life of music.