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Zach Carter

FTC Gives Major Music Merger The All-Clear

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 09.21.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Federal Trade Commission on Friday voted to approve Universal Music Group's controversial acquisition of EMI with no strings attach...

Zach Carter

Universal-EMI Merger Expected To Clear FTC Vote On Friday

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 09.20.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Federal Trade Commission plans to vote on the controversial merger between Universal Music and EMI on Friday, and is currently expec...

Zach Carter

The Day The Music Died? The Dangers Of A Universal-EMI Merger

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 12.12.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Today, music lovers have more ways than ever before to access their favorite songs and discover artists they've never heard of. Can't li...

The Value in Betting on Music: What's Not Said in the Digital Music Debate

Ben Lear | Posted 09.22.2012 | Entertainment
Ben Lear

The last time I can remember buying an album from a store was in 2006. I had ducked into a cramped record shop in Melbourne and asked the clerk what n...

What Does Art Sound Like?

Posted 05.04.2012 | Arts

Sometimes a great work of art speaks to you, but have you ever heard it sing to you? Multimedia artist Kelsey Sweet and musician Scott Turek were dete...

The Music Industry Might Actually Not Be Dying

Huffington Post | Chris C. Anderson | Posted 03.28.2012 | Entertainment

The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) recently released their report on 2011 Year End Shipment Data, in which states that "total [music...

Tell the FTC to Stop the Music Monopoly -- Support Music Freedom

Christopher Naoum | Posted 05.16.2012 | DC
Christopher Naoum

Control by two behemoth labels would prevent the development of innovative new digital music distribution models, would take away avenues of exposure for independent artists, and would raise the price of digital music for consumers.

A Look at Google Music and Apple iTunes Match

Larry Magid | Posted 01.22.2012 | Technology
Larry Magid

Last week was big for online music. Apple finally got around to launching its long-awaited iTunes Match service and Google Music graduated from beta test to an almost full-fledged online and mobile music platform.

Sonos Reacts to Reaching One Million Rooms

Eliot Van Buskirk | Posted 11.04.2011 | Technology
Eliot Van Buskirk

We asked longtime Sonos spokesman Thomas Meyer what the company thinks propelled it to one million rooms over the six-plus years that the company has shipped its products, and he said it was mainly due to acting like a band.

Turntable.fm Gets Big Investment, Now Valued at $37.5 Million... Here's Why

Eliot Van Buskirk | Posted 10.03.2011 | Technology
Eliot Van Buskirk

After using Turntable.fm since May, we're not too surprised that it has reportedly pulled down a $7.5 million investment round from a venture capital firm. Here's why.

Spotify: Behind the Velvet Rope

Pedro L. Rodriguez | Posted 09.26.2011 | Technology
Pedro L. Rodriguez

If you're familiar with services like Pandora and Grooveshark, you might be asking yourself what the fuss is all about?

Yes, You Should Spend Over $100 on Headphones

Eliot Van Buskirk | Posted 09.07.2011 | Technology
Eliot Van Buskirk

We cover music apps like the waterfront at Evolver.fm. But without a solid way to turn the ones and zeros comprising today's music into vibrating air,...

Hardest Working People in Show Business: Willie Nelson, Lady Gaga, More

Eliot Van Buskirk | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Eliot Van Buskirk

Songkick -- a web app that integrates with iTunes, Last.fm and Pandora to let you know when the bands you like play live near your location so that yo...

Has Music Piracy Killed the 'Recording Artist'?

Rick Carnes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Rick Carnes

After hearing The Beatles again last month I was reminded of a time when the songs mattered more and great recorded sound was the focus.

Nielsen: U.S. Digital Music Sales Flat In 2010

Boy Genius Report | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

According to analytics company Nielsen, digital music sales in the United States were flat during the first half of 2010; showing no positive growth f...

PHOTOS: The Richest Estates Of Dead Musicians (

Huffington Post | Sara Yin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

It may hearten some of you jaded music lovers to learn that back in March Johnny Cash's latest album, "American VI: Ain't No Grave," debuted at number...

Does America Also Need Cultural Health Care?

Rob Patterson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Rob Patterson

The majors were an almost ghostly presence at SXSW 2010. The indies have now seized the day within the leading-edge music market.

The Evolution of Digital Music

Neal Rodriguez | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Neal Rodriguez

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Music Industry Inches Forward into Reality

Sahil Kapur | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Sahil Kapur

With innovations sprouting all over the web to make music distribution simpler and more user-friendly, the music industry is gradually coming to terms...

Apple Joins Forces With Record Labels

Financial Times | Matthew Garrahan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Apple is working with the four largest record labels to stimulate digital sales of albums by bundling a new interactive booklet, sleeve notes and othe...

Dispatch From Tokyo: The Economy, Music Biz & Google

Mark Joseph | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Mark Joseph

Japan is still an odd hybrid of the past and the future. They've skipped the personal computer and gone straight to the cell phone, where much of e-traffic occurs.

Indie Music Memo To FCC: We Need A Level Playing Field Too

Rich Bengloff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Rich Bengloff

Just like the free exchange of ideas, freedom in the arts requires equal access for players of all sizes. When it's up to fans, demand for independent music increases dramatically.

Gunning For iTunes: New Site Offers Songs For 10 Cents Each

Huffington Post | Dave Burdick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The music junkie has to face the souring economy, too, and it may come to a point where 99 cents for a song on iTunes is too much to pay. For these re...

Amazon's Secret Weapon In Digital Music War With Goliath iTunes

Fortune.com | Devin Leonard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

NEW YORK (Fortune) -- It was easy to scoff two years ago when word leaked out that Amazon was launching its own digital music service. The Seattle-bas...

Digital Music and the Free Market

Max Keiser | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Max Keiser

For years, Madonna pretended to be a vamp to make it big. Dupre is an actual hooker scoring big using the indie music site, aimestreet.com, which charges based on user demand.