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Damon Beres

Spotify May Have Killed A Part Of Music Culture | Damon Beres | Posted 06.19.2015 | Technology

Nobody owns or curates their music collections anymore. We all just want to stream instantly.

Bono, Don't Apologize

Graham Milne | Posted 12.17.2014 | Entertainment
Graham Milne

It was perhaps the epitome of the phrase "First World Problems" - U2 uploaded its new album Songs of Innocence into everyone's iTunes library and a small, vocal minority freaked the eff out.

In the Future Everyone Will Own a Free U2 Album for 15 Minutes

Greg Mania | Posted 11.16.2014 | Comedy
Greg Mania

Now that you've deleted it let's stop focusing on trivial matters like what band bulldozes their way onto our playlists, and start focusing on the things that do matter -- like what could possibly be keeping Gwen Stefani from aging.

New Music and Ways to Listen at River To River Festival

NYC-ARTS | Posted 09.01.2013 | New York

River To River festival events in New York City this summer have been nudging audiences into new ways of experiencing sound and music, where no one ha...

Mining the Audio Motherlode, Volume 192 -- Great Free Music Online

Doug Schulkind | Posted 03.09.2013 | Entertainment
Doug Schulkind

Though blogs come and go and file-sharing services get ever restrictive, the opportunity to dig up endless musical epiphanies online for free continues at a gladdening pace.

Mining the Audio Motherlode, Volume 191 -- Great Free Music Online

Doug Schulkind | Posted 02.11.2013 | Entertainment
Doug Schulkind

I've never been much of a singles hoarder. For every little record with a big hole in my collection, I probably have hundred or more LPs and CDs. Not sure why that is, but there you go.

14 Things You Should Never Pay For

Posted 10.10.2012 | Money

The country remains deeply divided about how to fix the economy. But we can all pretty much agree on one thing: free is good. Whether you know it ...

Mining the Audio Motherlode, Volume 184 -- Great Free Music Online

Doug Schulkind | Posted 12.02.2012 | Entertainment
Doug Schulkind

Reports of the demise of the music-sharing blogosphere have been greatly exaggerated. To be sure, the abrupt disappearance of beloved sites is upsetting, but the reality is that far more blogs that reach the end of the line, do so voluntarily.

The Most-Downloaded Legal Music on BitTorrent

Eliot Van Buskirk | Posted 11.28.2012 | Technology
Eliot Van Buskirk

Our question: who are these artists giving people permission to download singles and entire albums (comprising 78 percent of downloads according to MusicMetric) for free? We were curious, so we asked. Here's the word from BitTorrent.

Mining the Audio Motherlode, Volume 181 -- Great Free Music Online

Doug Schulkind | Posted 11.11.2012 | Entertainment
Doug Schulkind

Like buying a used record with a previous owner's name on it, sometimes MP3 files for an album appearing on one blog are traceable -- through the unique set of pops and clicks heard on the original vinyl -- to a posting of the same recording at another.

How To Get Free Wi-Fi, Music And Books

CNN Money | Posted 10.08.2012 | Money

Check out these secrets for scoring Wi-Fi, music, software and classes without paying a dime....

Sleigh Bells, 'Reign Of Terror': Listen To The Full Album On AOL Music

Posted 02.21.2012 | Entertainment

AOL Music has the entire album available for free streaming on line, head over now to check it out....

A-Sides With Jon Chattman: The Gift in a NYC Bathroom and Graffiti6 Gets Solo and Stripped Down

Jon Chattman | Posted 12.28.2011 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

Nuno Goncalves of the Portugal psych pop band The Gift used the trendy iPad tablet earlier this month in a dressing room restroom located backstage of Le Poisson Rouge in NYC to perform a track with his band.

Jason Gilbert

Boyz II Men Member: 'In The Next 10 to 15 Years, All Music Is Going To Be Free' | Jason Gilbert | Posted 10.24.2011 | Technology

"In the next 10 to 15 years, all music is going to be free," Nathan Morris, member of stalwart R&B group Boyz II Men, told HuffPost over the phone. It...

Kia Makarechi

Girl Talk Wants To Get In Your Face | Kia Makarechi | Posted 10.22.2011 | Home

SAN FRANCISCO -- Gregg Gillis -- the former biomedical engineer who famously sat with a Macbook Pro until he jammed hundreds of samples into frenetic,...

Pandora Debuts on New York Stock Exchange

Eliot Van Buskirk | Posted 08.15.2011 | Technology
Eliot Van Buskirk

Pandora's IPO valued the company, whose customizable streaming radio service is used by approximately one out of every ten Americans, at $2.6 billion dollars, or $16 per share.

On the Culture Front: Cut Copy Premieres New Song and The Pogues Bid Farewell to New York

Chris Kompanek | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Chris Kompanek

The Pogues bid farewell to New York on St. Patrick's Day (though sadly didn't play "Fairytale of New York") with a rousing sold out show at Terminal 5.

Music: The Warm Sounds Born of Extreme Darkness and Bitter Cold (Includes Free MP3s!)

Tim Mohr | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Tim Mohr

The northwesternmost outpost of the Hanseatic league--the drizzly harbor town of Bergen, Norway, nestled on the country's craggy west coast--is an unlikely hotbed for new music.

Number Of Teens Illegally Sharing Music Falls Dramatically

Guardian | Alexandra Topping | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

They are the record companies' bogeyman: the 15-year-old in their bedroom ripping off a star's latest album and sharing it with their friends has been...

Can Blogs Save The Music Industry?

Fortune | Devin Leonard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Pity the music industry. Between 99-cent downloads, free - if not always legal -file-sharing services and MP3 blogs, and an increasingly fragmented au...

Get Free Music Without Breaking The Law

Silicon Alley Insider | Peter Kafka | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Along with everyone else we know who follows the music business, we are still marveling at the fiasco that is QTrax, the company that promised to give...