Hollywood might be on the offensive when it comes to limiting your internet freedom (via the controversial and moribund Stop Online Privay Act), but it appeared to be against the ropes today following the U.S. Justice Department's takedown of file storage sight Megaupload at the behest of the conten ... More >>
By Gabrielle Canon Over Thanksgiving weekend, 2010, a Homeland Security division wrongfully seized a hip-hop blog called Dajaz1, on allegations of copyright infringement. The site -- which got some 3,000 hits a day or so -- was run by a guy from Queens known only as Splash. As you can see on the C ... More >>
Go to Rhino Records! The Westwood Music Institution Temporarily Re-Opens Today as Pop-Up Shop
Several film and music industry groups urged the White House this week to do all it can to stop online pirates from taking a bite of Hollywood's bottom line. The American Federation of Television and Radio Artists, the Directors Guild of America, the Screen Actors Guild, the Motion Picture ... More >>
The once-powerful executives have become an endangered species
Melissa Jun RowleySocial Media Rock Stars: Digg's Kevin Rose and Mashable's Pete CashmoreFor more than half a century the Grammy Awards have been the pinnacle institution of American music. (But that doesn't mean the tone of the show and the brand itself have to be institutional.) While the ... More >>
On Monday, rock band OK Go issued a statement through its fan forums regarding the release of its latest album as well as the music video for "This Too Shall Pass." Specifically, it's the video that has fans riled. You see, OK Go is affiliated with EMI and, like all bands who are part of that major ... More >>
Rhino Records landmark volume captures an important moment in L.A. music history. But does it also mark the end of an era?
It was the e-mail that every record label dreads. At the beginning of July, Toledo-based distributor Lumberjack Mordam Music Group informed its clientele that it was no longer in the music distribution business. It was the latest chapter in the saga of a struggling music industry that includes Feb ... More >>
The Internet has the capacity to ruin some and propel others to stardom. The file-sharing site Napster turned the band Metallica into joke fodder, launched Radiohead into the US Top 20 for the first time and uprooted an entire Industry along the way. Nowhere was this more apparent than at Digital Ho ... More >>
Helping to fill the pockets of indie bands now that CD sales have dried up
Unhappy as clean-cut rap star, Fan 3 finds new indie voice on being dropped by studio and record label for smoking pot
With so much music available at the click of a mouse, do tastemakers really need hard copies anymore? Is it worth the waste?
New EMI VP to bank on the awesome power of Rush to revitalize the music industry in the 21st century Once upon a time the people who ran record labels were quite simply music freaks. They were producers like Ahmet Ertegun at Atlantic, tastemakers like Tony Wilson at Factory, or musicians like Ian M ... More >>
CDs are kind of fucked, but so are radical new models of music consumption. The key to selling music is still not about convenience, price, or practicality. It is about obsession and possession and most of all object fetish.
Allan Klepfisz, CEO of Qtrax, telegraphs the company's death spiral. Lesson: Do not trust graying, comfortable men when they tell you they've seen the future.
Wired editor-in-chief Chris Anderson explains how the new "free" economy is turning buyer-seller transactions into an ecosystem of many parties, only some of whom exchange cash.
Corporate counterparts may want to study this model
The mixtape scene slowly rebounds nearly a year after DJ Dramaís bust
How deep is your love?
Radio killed the radio star
At least Modest Mouse got name-dropped in a Supreme Court case
ALEC HANLEY BEMIS on the casualties and survivors in the war between the Cynics and the True Believers
The Omaha rock scene, the world of the flyover people, the future of the music business, and one vicious head wound
Quasi-legal squads raid street vendors
A digital new era finds the labels asleep
you can lead consumers to music, but can you make them pay?
Dumped by your label? Start designing your Web site
The record industry sued Napster and has just inhaled MP3.com. Is there a future for music on the Internet? Analog Pussy thought so... Then they got a scary e-mail...
The Napster museum of cultural heritage
Why Napster, extraterrestrials, Southern hillbillies and Dick Clark mean more to the future of music than copyright and the Recording Industry Association of America
How Napster restored my faith in the Internet (and why the RIAA canít take it away)
MP3: Recontextualization is your best entertainment value
Festival founder Marc Geiger bets on online music
Record biz romances some tech sites, clobbers others. What gives?
Thank the makers of Incubus
An inside look at the record industry's digital-download security plan
Why is Amazon.com debuting free digital downloads?
Web radio: Freedom of choice is just a keystroke away
The MP3 Revolution ó the End of the Industry as We Know It
Robert Fripp on the profession of music